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Hoping for some help here! 

 

Upgrading gpu in my legendary old PC. 

 

It's rocking a 3570k currently at 4.2ghz coupled with 8gb Ddr3 ram. 

 

Currently also in there is a GTX670. Served me far better than I ever expected but I think some modern day AAA games are just too much for the poor thing. 

 

SOOO I'm looking at either the 1650S or the 1660S.

My main concern here is that the 1660S may hit a bottleneck effectively giving performance of 1650S but wasting £60.

 

Should I save the money and go 1650S or will I see the benefit of the 1660S despite my weathered but reliable 3570k? 

 

Thanks all

 

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Using even a 1660 non super model produces bottleneck:

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But again, if you look at the 1650 super:

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So, in anyway, you're choosing between two bottlenecks, neither will give you a full proper performance

The night is darkest before dawn - Bruce Wayne

ps. tag me so i can view when you reply :D 

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you should be perfectly fine, the only time that the cpu "might" be an issue is if you decide to record/stream, but even then you should be alright, you could always use your gpu to encode the video/stream instead of your cpu if you "really" needs to, but i always had bad luck with that.
 

the cpu is only a bottleneck in VERY certain situations and i would never trust into what a calculator says, you would even be okay to play AAA games with just a good old fashioned i5 3470.

but, if i were you i would wait a tad bit longer until you get a new gpu, since amd is going to be releasing their gpu's fairly soon, amd is always the way to go if your not made of money like some people we know, i mean what could waiting less then 10 days for those gpu's to release hurt?

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depends on what games

AAA games should run fine on even the 1650S with your CPU, unless they're super CPU heavy.

Things I need help with:

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none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, GoodEnough said:

you should be perfectly fine, the only time that the cpu "might" be an issue is if you decide to record/stream, but even then you should be alright, you could always use your gpu to encode the video/stream instead of your cpu if you "really" needs to, but i always had bad luck with that.
 

the cpu is only a bottleneck in VERY certain situations and i would never trust into what a calculator says, you would even be okay to play AAA games with just a good old fashioned i5 3470.

but, if i were you i would wait a tad bit longer until you get a new gpu, since amd is going to be releasing their gpu's fairly soon, amd is always the way to go if your not made of money like some people we know, i mean what could waiting less then 10 days for those gpu's to release hurt?

Thanks for this! I have no desire to stream really so that can be taken out of the equation!

 

I do have a preference towards nvidia mainly for what I've heard regarding amds driver support.. But you're absolutely right for me to wait to see what they come out with. I didn't realise it would be so soon! 

 

Cheers

 

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