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Upgrade CPU or GPU?

I have a fx-6350 CPU, and a radeon RX-460 GPU. To improve my FPS in games, would I be better off upgrading my CPU to a ryzen 5, or upgrading my GPU to a RX-580? Eventually I'm going to upgrade both, but I dont know what to upgrade first.

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I'd upgrade the CPU, that FX-6350 is bound to be bottleneck for almost any modern mid-range GPU.

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Upgrade cpu. Keep in mind that you need to upgrade your motherboard and memory as well.

 

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Get a gpu. I have a second computer with an fx-6300 and a gtx 1060 6gb and it does not bottleneck. In the long run though save enough money to buy both. I personally don't recommend AMD gpus just because they don't perform as well but since it sounds like you are on a budget get the rx 580 8gb or rx 590 8gb. 

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The only CPU upgrade you will get on your platform is FX-83xx, which is not bad but it's sub-optimal for quality gaming i would say. If you want to go for ryzen you would also have to replace mobo/ram. And even if you do you would end up with a good CPU and a weak GPU. So i suggest making some trade-offs:

 

1. Going for a new system but with a slightly weaker CPU that Ryzen 5, for example Ryzen 1200, which would be better at gaming than FX-83xx, and getting a better GPU, like 1050Ti or maybe even 1063.

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2. Getting used FX-8350 and correctly overcloking it like shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--hAweqSPxI and getting a much better GPU.

3. Intel platform can use DDR3 memory so you can save up on ram and spend it on better GPU/CPU.

 

Answering to your current question STRICTLY - replacing GPU would be better. Check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATpkZLCoZSE - with right set-up you can achieve wonders.

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