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Thinking to upgrade my CPU so need some help!

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Hello everyone.This is my current build:
CPU-I3 9100F 

GPU-RX570 4 GB

RAM-16GB 

PSU-Corsair 600W 

Motherboard-GIGABYTE Z370P D3

And i was thinking to upgrade my CPU and buy I5 9600K.What do you suggest?or should i wait and buy I7 9700K ,but i think this CPU is much better than my GPU so i will have bottleneck.

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What is your budget? And what are you trying to accomplish with this upgrade? And I mean that last question very specifically, not just "I want a faster CPU."

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The RX 570 4GB and i3 9100F are a decent combo. I'd guess that the CPU is holding you back a bit depending on the game, but it's not horribly unbalanced.

 

What games are you playing? The 9700K could still make sense for some titles that are very CPU demanding.

 

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23 minutes ago, Kid.Lazer said:

What is your budget? And what are you trying to accomplish with this upgrade? And I mean that last question very specifically, not just "I want a faster CPU."

budget-250$

want more FPS  in games,because sometimes it drops FPS so thats why i was thinking on upgrading.

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4 minutes ago, YoungBlade said:

The RX 570 4GB and i3 9100F are a decent combo. I'd guess that the CPU is holding you back a bit depending on the game, but it's not horribly unbalanced.

 

What games are you playing? The 9700K could still make sense for some titles that are very CPU demanding.

 

I play GTA V,Valorant,Fortnite and Forza Horizon 5 and i was thinking to upgrade to have better  FPS and i have this CPU for like 2 years now and want to buy new CPU

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3 minutes ago, sabapro17 said:

I play GTA V,Valorant,Fortnite and Forza Horizon 5 and i was thinking to upgrade to have better  FPS and i have this CPU for like 2 years now and want to buy new CPU

Forza might not benefit from a CPU upgrade as it's usually GPU limited, but depending on the settings you're playing at, the others probably would. The 9600K should be enough for those games, especially with a bit of an overclock. A 9700K or 9900K would be nice to have as those two extra cores can sometimes come in handy, but for the games you listed they aren't needed.

 

Also, what speed RAM do you have?

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9 minutes ago, YoungBlade said:

Forza might not benefit from a CPU upgrade as it's usually GPU limited, but depending on the settings you're playing at, the others probably would. The 9600K should be enough for those games, especially with a bit of an overclock. A 9700K or 9900K would be nice to have as those two extra cores can sometimes come in handy, but for the games you listed they aren't needed.

 

Also, what speed RAM do you have?

Ram speed is 2400 and thanks for the answers

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If your CPU is holding you back in games, then an upgrade is worthwhile. If it isn’t then there is little to no point. 
If you do decide to upgrade then assuming you want to keep the same motherboard, a 9700K or even a 9900K would be a good choice. However, both of these are probably too much CPU for your current GPU. 

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I'd vote 9900k. While the speed boosts for the 9600k or 9700k are nice, the hyper threading in the 9900k will help your 1% and 0.1% lows, keeping your game smoother potentially.

 

Of course, that will be limited by the GPU you have.

 

If you can find one around $200, I'd go for that.

 

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On 12/6/2021 at 11:46 PM, --SID-- said:

Check the CPU, GPU and RAM usage with MSI Afterburner.

Hello again.I checked CPU and GPU usage on radeon software

GPU usage-70-80% sometimes goes to 90-100%
CPU usage-always 90-100% 

and my gpu temp is 70C so is it good?

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2 hours ago, sabapro17 said:

Hello again.I checked CPU and GPU usage on radeon software

GPU usage-70-80% sometimes goes to 90-100%
CPU usage-always 90-100% 

and my gpu temp is 70C so is it good?

That implies a slight CPU bottleneck, so a better CPU should give you better performance. I wouldn't expect a night and day difference from the upgrade, but it should be noticeable.

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17 minutes ago, YoungBlade said:

That implies a slight CPU bottleneck, so a better CPU should give you better performance. I wouldn't expect a night and day difference from the upgrade, but it should be noticeable.

Thanks for the answer and is 70C good for RX570? 

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1 hour ago, sabapro17 said:

Thanks for the answer and is 70C good for RX570? 

It depends on the quality of the cooler and case. 70C definitely shouldn't hurt the card, though. I have an XFX RX 580 4GB GTS that runs in the 75-80C range at stock fan settings, so I think that's actually a bit on the cool side for that generation.

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