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Should i upgrade?

Hi!

I currently have an i3 6100 CPU and a gtx 980 GPU. I'm getting about 45 fps average in shadow of the tomb raider on a 1440p monitor on medium/high. Lowering the settings doesn't help with the framerates and i'm thinking that's probably my gpu getting bottlenecked. Since i have some money saved up i'm thinking of upgrading to an i5 6600k (i have a z170 motherboard). How much would that improve performance? I also noticed very low framerates in assassins creed odyssey. 

Thanks in advance!

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ACO will still eat a 6600K, IIRC it needs more than 4 cores/threads to do well, how much money do you have saved up? Could you afford a move to a B450 mobo an R5 1600/2600? 

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I would say you will got like what 10 - 30 ish fps improvement on upgrading the CPU with still the setting that ur using rn.idk much about tomb raider.

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18 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

ACO will still eat a 6600K, IIRC it needs more than 4 cores/threads to do well, how much money do you have saved up? Could you afford a move to a B450 mobo an R5 1600/2600? 

are the ryzen 5 processors really that much better than i5? i'll definitly look into that. Thanks!

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Just now, Ponpopo said:

are the ryzen 5 processors really that much better than i5? i'll definitly look into that. Thanks!

Than a quad core i5? Yes. For pure gaming performance they're usually beat by the new 6 core ones (my 5Ghz i5 8600K beats my R7 2700X in gaming), but they're usually cheaper than those. For gaming they're great, I built a rig with an R5 1600 and 980 Ti for a friend, ran ROTTR easily and I assume it'd be able to handle ACO as well, they're excellent CPUs for gaming and all round multitasking, Intel's 6+ cores are just better if you're doing high refresh rate gaming. 

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14 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

Than a quad core i5? Yes. For pure gaming performance they're usually beat by the new 6 core ones (my 5Ghz i5 8600K beats my R7 2700X in gaming), but they're usually cheaper than those. For gaming they're great, I built a rig with an R5 1600 and 980 Ti for a friend, ran ROTTR easily and I assume it'd be able to handle ACO as well, they're excellent CPUs for gaming and all round multitasking, Intel's 6+ cores are just better if you're doing high refresh rate gaming. 

I just checked the local pricings here in sweden and for about the same cost as 6600k + cooler i can get a R5 2600 + b450. Is the difference in performance between 2600 and 1600 big enough for the price difference to be worth it or should i settle with a 1600? Thank you so much for this I didn't even think of switching to AMD.

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1 minute ago, Ponpopo said:

I just checked the local pricings here in sweden and for about the same cost as 6600k + cooler i can get a R5 2600 + b450. Is the difference in performance between 2600 and 1600 big enough for the price difference to be worth it or should i settle with a 1600? Thank you so much for this I didn't even think of switching to AMD.

R5 2600 is only 10% or so faster, but it has much better RAM compatibility and such, if you can afford it I'd go for the 2600. 

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10 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

R5 2600 is only 10% or so faster, but it has much better RAM compatibility and such, if you can afford it I'd go for the 2600. 

Thanks for all the help! I'll probably get the 2600 then.

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