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Is the i7-2600k with a rx 560 or my current rx 550 a good duo?

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Just now, Riyon133546 said:

I have a i3-2120

Aha! Then the 2600k will be quite a nice upgrade in terms of gaming performance 馃檪

I'm planning to upgrade that's why I'm asking . pls let me know if it will bottleneck.

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1 minute ago, Riyon133546 said:

I'm planning to upgrade thats why I'm asking.

The i7-2600k should pair quite well with both these GPU's.聽 The i7-2600k is definitely going to show its age in modern games.

What are you upgrading from?

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They're fine together, but a 2600K can do much better than those old cards, e.g. RTX 3060 12GB or RX 6600.

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4 minutes ago, Riyon133546 said:

I'm planning to upgrade thats why I'm asking.

what are you upgrading from?

country?

budget?

usecases?

rx 550 can be sold off for 20-30$ and you can replace it with an rx 570/580 4gb which are like 30-40$ nowadays and perform similarly to a gtx 1060 6gb, also the rx 560 is significantly slower than the rx 570 while the rx 570 and 580 arent that different performance wise

if you already have the 2600k pair it with a cheap p67 z68 or z77 and overclock to 4.8ghz and rams set to 2133

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3 minutes ago, Hinjima said:

The i7-2600k should pair quite well with both these GPU's.聽 The i7-2600k is definitely going to show its age in modern games.

What are you upgrading from?

I have a i3-2120

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Just now, Riyon133546 said:

I have a i3-2120

Aha! Then the 2600k will be quite a nice upgrade in terms of gaming performance 馃檪

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5 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

what are you upgrading from?

country?

budget?

usecases?

rx 550 can be sold off for 20-30$ and you can replace it with an rx 570/580 4gb which are like 30-40$ nowadays and perform similarly to a gtx 1060 6gb, also the rx 560 is significantly slower than the rx 570 while the rx 570 and 580 arent that different performance wise

if you already have the 2600k pair it with a cheap p67 z68 or z77 and overclock to 4.8ghz and rams set to 2133

I live in srilanka.I have 40$ and I'm upgrading from a i3-2120

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9 minutes ago, Tetras said:

They're fine together, but a 2600K can do much better than those old cards, e.g. RTX 3060 12GB or RX 6600.

wouldn't they be bottlenecked by the cpu?

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3 minutes ago, Riyon133546 said:

wouldn't they be bottlenecked by the cpu?

They would but they would still show better performance than an RX 550 or RX 560.

But if you only have $40 I would say that the best upgrade is going from the i3-2120 to the 2600k.

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10 minutes ago, Riyon133546 said:

wouldn't they be bottleneck by the cpu?

It's purely game dependent. Some fare worse than others, some fare better.

The 2600K has the 8 threads which help against it's 4core 4 thread max little brothers as games can use 2-4 cores (4-8 threads) pretty easily but some are still single-dual thread bound,.. and the hyperthreading helps fill in the gaps and balance out the loads (even if hyperthreading are not real cores), for smoother operation in many games.

I'd say you could go a step above the RX580/GTX1060 6GB in SOME games, as you'll be playing with GPU bound game settings typically.

Some games won't scale much past 60fps in some titles, and could be lower by nature of a demanding game on the CPU,..but many still will, the CPU can only drive so much per second but it's still quite capable (depending on the games you play), the GPU can act on this to provide a typically good experience.
The annoying part is lacking AVX2 instructions and some modern games won't run as good (or even launch requiring AVX), but people also can mod/patch SSE instructions in some game exe files as well so as I said it's game dependent how good the CPU can be.

$40 and 2600K vs the i3 2nd gen, it's a good enough upgrade without switching other parts, with the i7's higher frequencies and more L3 cache which games do utilize and enable higher performance, it's a solid bet, esp if you can barter the $40 down to something lower if possible.

Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

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8 minutes ago, Riyon133546 said:

wouldn't they be bottlenecked by the cpu?

Yeah, but the RX 550/560 are very old and very slow.

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14 minutes ago, Riyon133546 said:

I live in srilanka.I have 40$ and I'm upgrading from a i3-2120

mobo?

ram capacity + config (ex 4x2 4x4)?

and what games do you play?

its an ok upgrade just that id try haggling it down or also look for a 3770(k) if available

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2 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

mobo?

ram capacity + config (ex 4x2 4x4)?

and what games do you play?

its an ok upgrade just that id try haggling it down or also look for a 3770(k) if available

I play warthunder,battlefield4,minecraft,RDR2,csgo.I currently have 8gb ram(4gbx2)

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