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Core i5 6400 bottlenecking gtx 1070

Current specs -
 
Core i5 6400
Gtx 1070 8gb
8gb ram 
Msi h110 pro-D
500 watt power supply 
1tb hard drive
 
I recently upgraded my 950 to a 1070 and I’ve noticed when I’m gaming my cpu usage is vary high sometimes at a consistent rate of 100%. So I’m looking to buy a new cpu that does not bottleneck my gpu. I was told that the intel core i7 6700k would work fine and not bottleneck and it would also be compatible with my motherboard and power supply. When I game I get 50 to 60 frames no matter what setting I’m on. What are your thoughts?
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The 6400 is pretty meh for a 1070. The 6700k will be fine with it, but no point in buying a 6700k when your motherboard doesn't even let you overclock.

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what psu do you have? maybe the ram or ssd is the problem? maybe it's because you're playing on 1080p?

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You can go with a non-K CPU (should be cheaper) because your motherboard does not support overclocking, some i7 6700 or i7 7700.

Or you could change your platform (motherboard+cpu) to something newer, it all depends on your budget.

The i5 bottlenecks the card on 1080p, a bit less on higher resolutions, an i7 would do just fine, or a 6-core i5 (+ a new motherboard), maybe even a Ryzen.

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3 minutes ago, mxk. said:

The 6400 is pretty meh for a 1070. The 6700k will be fine with it, but no point in buying a 6700k when your motherboard doesn't even let you overclock.

But do you think that the core i7 6700 will be the solution? 

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1 minute ago, Declanhealy said:

But do you think that the core i7 6700 will be the solution? 

Yeah, that's what I was attempting to imply. I should have clarified that.

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1 minute ago, mxk. said:

Yeah, that's what I was attempting to imply. I should have clarified that.

so if I got that i would not need a better power supply or motherboard?

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4 minutes ago, 191x7 said:

You can go with a non-K CPU (should be cheaper) because your motherboard does not support overclocking, some i7 6700 or i7 7700.

Or you could change your platform (motherboard+cpu) to something newer, it all depends on your budget.

The i5 bottlenecks the card on 1080p, a bit less on higher resolutions, an i7 would do just fine, or a 6-core i5 (+ a new motherboard), maybe even a Ryzen.

oh yeah! I forgot kaby lake worked with the skylake chipsets.

 

 

@Declanhealy if you can get the 7700, I'd pick that over a 6700, but it might actually be cheaper to buy a 2600 and a b450 motherboard.

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1 minute ago, Declanhealy said:

so if I got that i would not need a better power supply or motherboard?

I'm actually going to recommend that you get ryzen. All ryzen chips come with support for overclocking and a pretty good stock cooler that lets you overclock before you need to move onto a better cooler for higher overclocks.

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2 minutes ago, mxk. said:

I'm actually going to recommend that you get ryzen. All ryzen chips come with support for overclocking and a pretty good stock cooler that lets you overclock before you need to move onto a better cooler for higher overclocks.

i have no clue what to do when it comes to overclocking. I also have a decent cooler already. I have the Corsair H60 hydro series.

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It was bottlenecking my 1060...So definitely yes, I had a 144Hz monitor and I wasn't able to go further than 100 fps in most modern games where the 1060 would go over 140 fps

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17 minutes ago, mxk. said:

I'm actually going to recommend that you get ryzen. All ryzen chips come with support for overclocking and a pretty good stock cooler that lets you overclock before you need to move onto a better cooler for higher overclocks.

Ryzen  R5 2600 or ryzen r7 1700x which would be better for my situation? 

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33 minutes ago, Declanhealy said:
Current specs -
 
Core i5 6400
Gtx 1070 8gb
8gb ram 
Msi h110 pro-D
500 watt power supply 
1tb hard drive
 
I recently upgraded my 950 to a 1070 and I’ve noticed when I’m gaming my cpu usage is vary high sometimes at a consistent rate of 100%. So I’m looking to buy a new cpu that does not bottleneck my gpu. I was told that the intel core i7 6700k would work fine and not bottleneck and it would also be compatible with my motherboard and power supply. When I game I get 50 to 60 frames no matter what setting I’m on. What are your thoughts?

What is your budget for this upgrade?

Ryzen 5 2600, Corsair H105, Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite, G. Skill Ripjaws 3600MHz, EVGA RTX 3070 Ti, Samsung 850 Pro / OCZ Trion 150, 

ASUS MG279Q, Corsair Carbide 275R, Corsair RM1000
  

 
 

 

 

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Just now, Wingfan said:

What is your budget for this upgrade?

I would like to stay under $400

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9 minutes ago, Declanhealy said:

I would like to stay under $400

An i7-6700 would be an upgrade and within that budget. 

 

A few questions tho

 

What resolution is your monitor?

What games are pushing the CPU so high?

What is speed is your RAM?

Are CPU temps getting high? just wondering

 

Ryzen 5 2600, Corsair H105, Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite, G. Skill Ripjaws 3600MHz, EVGA RTX 3070 Ti, Samsung 850 Pro / OCZ Trion 150, 

ASUS MG279Q, Corsair Carbide 275R, Corsair RM1000
  

 
 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Wingfan said:

An i7-6700 would be an upgrade and within that budget. 

 

A few questions tho

 

What resolution is your monitor?

What games are pushing the CPU so high?

What is speed is your RAM?

Are CPU temps getting high? just wondering

 

Those are my temps with battlefield V running. My monitor is not even hd though I would definitely like to upgrade it. My ram is 8gb I’m not sure to see how fast it is but I know it’s nothing special. Battlefield V and Ghost Recon Wildlands push it.

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