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Allpha

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    Allpha reacted to Bombastinator in How future proof will be this setup?   
    You haven’t said what games, or what resolution or refresh rate you would be playing them on. A 1660S can run stuff at 2k. So 1080p@120hz or 1440p@60hz. If all you have is a 1080p@60hz (more or less bog standard) monitor a 1660S will do you little good period.  A fast gpu will not make a slow cpu go faster. The CPU makes the pictures and the GPU draws them.  If the pictures are small and simple the GPU can make them faster. A CPU can only make pictures as fast as it can make them though, and while your cpu can make pictures from simple games fairly fast, it’s not so good at the more complex ones.  You want to play valorant or rainbow siege? Simple games.  Your CPU can make a lot of pictures per second.  You want to play Red Dead Redemption2? More complex pictures. Make the screen smaller or reduce details it helps the GPU but not the CPU.  There’s really very little that can help the CPU except getting a bigger cpu. 
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    Allpha reacted to SpiderMan in How future proof will be this setup?   
    Definitely go with the 1660 Super 6GB as those 6GB of VRAM WILL matter for the future of your gaming voyage. As long as you are staying at 1920 x 1080 resolutions, you will be fine with a i7-4770, a 1660 Super and 16GB of RAM. 
     
    Here is a good video from Gamers Nexus of just the 4790k in 2020 but figure around 5% lower performance with a 4770. 
     
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    Allpha reacted to Bombastinator in How future proof will be this setup?   
    *sigh*
    if you run something really cpu intensive or even just something that needs more than 8 threads to run right very possibly a whole freaking lot.  If you run something that doesn’t use very many threads and isn’t cpu intensive and you’re not running at an extreme resolution very likely not at all.  It depends entirely on what it is you run. There is ALWAYS A BOTTLENECK.  If one thing is running at 99% and the other is running at 100% that’s a bottleneck. It’s not magic.  it just depends on which bit runs out of processing power first, the gpu or cpu.  
     
     Why is it every time someone says the word “bottleneck” everything suddenly turns cargo cult level “big metal bird drop gifts from sky” type stuff. 
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    Allpha reacted to SpiderMan in How future proof will be this setup?   
    What I meant by a higher end card was something along the lines of a 2070 and higher (any 30 series from the mid-range to high end (3090). I think you will be fine with even 1080 but don't go for 1440 or higher. 
     
    1080 is still the sweet spot for great FPS and graphics settings with modern graphics cards (above 10 series Nvidia and AMD RX 500 series). You would still really want more VRAM than 4GB with some games consuming a lot of VRAM. I would expect to get another 2-3 years of enjoyable gameplay with that system realistically.
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