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Thinking about upgrading from a GTX 1050ti to a GTX 1660 or GTX 1660 ti.

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I have a 1050ti at the moment, and I just want to run games more smoothly, and I think a GTX 1660 or 1660ti would be perfect, but I have two questions. 

My processor is a i5 7400 @3.0GHz.

1. Would either of these cards be held back/bottlenecked by the processor?

2. Do the 1050ti and 1660(ti) fit in the same size slot/port? Would I need a new motherboard?

Much appreciated.

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6 minutes ago, Matthew485 said:

I have a 1050ti at the moment, and I just want to run games more smoothly, and I think a GTX 1660 or 1660ti would be perfect, but I have two questions. 

My processor is a i5 7400 @3.0GHz.

1. Would either of these cards be held back/bottlenecked by the processor?

2. Do the 1050ti and 1660(ti) fit in the same size slot/port? Would I need a new motherboard?

Much appreciated.

all graphics card fit in the same slot. but the question is, can your case and or PSU handle the GPU?

 

on the bottle necking, no idea. it may be bottlenecked in some games and not so much in others. 


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33 minutes ago, Matthew485 said:

1. Would either of these cards be held back/bottlenecked by the processor?

That depends entirely on the game. Lower resolutions and higher framerates will tax your CPU much harder. Also, newer games are starting to do more multithreading, so having more cores is better, and not having enough can cause slowdowns.

 

I'd also recommend going with an RX 5500 XT when they come out instead. (should be sometime this month or next month for availability)


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1 hour ago, Matthew485 said:

I have a 1050ti at the moment, and I just want to run games more smoothly, and I think a GTX 1660 or 1660ti would be perfect, but I have two questions. 

My processor is a i5 7400 @3.0GHz.

1. Would either of these cards be held back/bottlenecked by the processor?

2. Do the 1050ti and 1660(ti) fit in the same size slot/port? Would I need a new motherboard?

Much appreciated.

 

1) Compared to something like an i9-9900k, yeah, it will bottleneck to an extent in some games that are CPU bound. 

 

2) 1660 (Ti) will fit in same slot and you shouldn't need a new motherboard. The size concern is more related to your Case and what kind of variant of 1660 (Ti) you get (length of the card). Motherboard concern; you might have to do a Bios update in some cases. 

 

3) Somewhat of a concern will be what PSU you are currently using, as the 1660 (Ti) draws more power than a 1050 Ti. Although, pretty much any high quality 450w should be more than fine for handling the load.


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