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Can I play games on ultra with an overclocked xeon x5670?

Hellouah, I'm building a new pc with a gtx 1060, some ram some storage and some watts. I wanted to put  as ryzen 1300x in it, but yesterday I found on amazon the Intel Xeon x5670 cpu, that sells for only 60$. I googled for some benchmarks and, overclocked to 4Ghz, it could easily handle newest games like The Witcher 3 or Battlefield 1. Soo.... if I buy this cpu, can I handle the most b*dass looking games and the bad*ss upcoming games?

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a GTX 1060 is not enough to play games such as The Witcher 3 fully max out even at 1920x1080p... but if you're willing to adjust here and there to obtain the 60fps sweet spot it should do fine enough...

 

While I also would not pair this CPU with any higher performance GPU than the GTX 1060 / RX 580

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If you're able to run it stable at 4ghz sure, but the 1060 will struggle in some games.

 

Oh also have fun finding an x58 motherboard for it that isn't stupidly priced though.

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I would also consider that just because some people manged to get it to 4GHZ it does not mean you will achieve the same OC. Everything depends on you either win or lose the silicon lottery.

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yes you can, running one as well :P
As for the "you can't max out settings on a 1060 at 1080p": 

You pretty much can, as long as you don't go full 8x AA and Hairworks you can play Witcher 3 with everything else maxed out..

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25 minutes ago, frozeNNN said:

GTX1060 ain't enough for maxed out 1080p gaming

 

30 minutes ago, RKRiley said:

If you're able to run it stable at 4ghz sure, but the 1060 will struggle in some games.

 

Oh also have fun finding an x58 motherboard for it that isn't stupidly priced though.

Agree to disagree... I have a system with a GTX 1080 yet I pretty much exclusively game on my system with a GTX 1060 6GB and I play all my games at 1080p Ultra settings on a 144hz G-sync monitor, and yet I almost never get lower than 70fps. Granted some games like Witcher 3 will fall back with Anti-Aliasing at its highest settings but other than maybe dialing that back I know you can leave all other settings at 'Ultra'. I play Battlefront, BF4, BF1, Shadow Of Mordor, GTA V, Watchdogs 2, and Assasins Creed (all of them), at 1080p Ultra settings no issues. I realize I have an overpowered system as well but I am tired of how overkill the PC gaming community goes, it is unnecessary. Educate yourself if you decide to tell others what to do and influence their choices.

 

10 minutes ago, Vacras said:

yes you can, running one as well :P
As for the "you can't max out settings on a 1060 at 1080p": 

You pretty much can, as long as you don't go full 8x AA and Hairworks you can play Witcher 3 with everything else maxed out..

THANK YOU for not being an idiot. A GTX 1060 will allow anyone to play 1080p Ultra settings. As long as AA and such are not maxed out in certain games, in others you can turn it to full settings no problem.

 

46 minutes ago, thebestintheworld said:

Hellouah, I'm building a new pc with a gtx 1060, some ram some storage and some watts. I wanted to put  as ryzen 1300x in it, but yesterday I found on amazon the Intel Xeon x5670 cpu, that sells for only 60$. I googled for some benchmarks and, overclocked to 4Ghz, it could easily handle newest games like The Witcher 3 or Battlefield 1. Soo.... if I buy this cpu, can I handle the most b*dass looking games and the bad*ss upcoming games?

A Xeon will work fine for gaming. And a GTX 1060 will give you great 1080p performance. Interestingly enough there was a techquickie vid on this just a day ago! Check it out:

 

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1 hour ago, Klemmbrett said:

I would also consider that just because some people manged to get it to 4GHZ it does not mean you will achieve the same OC. Everything depends on you either win or lose the silicon lottery.

The way 1366 Xeons are binned they will pretty much all hit 4ghz and run cooler than their i7 counterparts.

 

I run ultra settings 1080p at 60hz.

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The 1060 will be the limiting factor. The X5670 would push a better card.

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21 hours ago, thebestintheworld said:

Hellouah, I'm building a new pc with a gtx 1060, some ram some storage and some watts. I wanted to put  as ryzen 1300x in it, but yesterday I found on amazon the Intel Xeon x5670 cpu, that sells for only 60$. I googled for some benchmarks and, overclocked to 4Ghz, it could easily handle newest games like The Witcher 3 or Battlefield 1. Soo.... if I buy this cpu, can I handle the most b*dass looking games and the bad*ss upcoming games?

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1 hour ago, Ordinarily_Greater said:

@Zando Bob a guy needs information on how awesome is X58 Platform...

Awesome sauce. And to the OP: Yes. Plenty of POWAH!!! I have an X5675 at stock, and it handles Battlefront, The Battlefront 2 Beta, and ARMA 3 (my most intensive games) no prob. Well, a little bit funky in ARMA, depending on how many troops are on the ground, how big the map is, etc. But a quick OC should fix that. And for video editing, it's a beast. No problems at all in Davinci Resolve, editing 1080p60 video (don't have any higher res gameplay because my screen is only 1080p). 

 

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And @WhisperingKnickers has a dual CPU setup (two X5690s for a total of 12c/24t) with a 1060, and no problems whatsoever. I doubt he uses all those threads though, and 6c/12t seems to be the sweet spot for gaming right now. 

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On 10/25/2017 at 7:51 AM, frozeNNN said:

GTX1060 ain't enough for maxed out 1080p gaming

That depends heavily on the game

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@thebestintheworld Your setup should be fine as long as you get the 6gb version of the gtx 1060. If you can't max out a game you will at least be able to still get some kind of high settings

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48 minutes ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

That depends heavily on the game

Check his post

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6 hours ago, WhisperingKnickers said:

That depends heavily on the game

 

On 10/25/2017 at 7:41 AM, thebestintheworld said:

 The Witcher 3 or Battlefield 1

Uh huh?

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  • 2 months later...

After reading this thread decided to post... My X5670 and rx470. Running Skyrim SE about 40 mods. Fps never dropped under 60 @ 1080. Still have everything stock clock setting.

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My 4.6 ghz X5675 rig struggles playing at medium to high at 3440x1440, because of my GPU (r9 290), not CPU.

 

If prices weren't pants on head stupid I'd have bought a 1080 this month to upgrade the rig.

 

Most X58 xeons will hit 4GHz. The OC potential has more to do with your motherboard than your CPU IMO.

 

I am also going to not recommend X58 as a platform unless you already have the components or can get them for cheap. If you are looking at spending $300+ on an x58 build, I'm not sure that's wise....unless cost is a secondary concern.

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On 25/10/2017 at 3:41 PM, thebestintheworld said:

Hellouah, I'm building a new pc with a gtx 1060, some ram some storage and some watts. I wanted to put  as ryzen 1300x in it, but yesterday I found on amazon the Intel Xeon x5670 cpu, that sells for only 60$. I googled for some benchmarks and, overclocked to 4Ghz, it could easily handle newest games like The Witcher 3 or Battlefield 1. Soo.... if I buy this cpu, can I handle the most b*dass looking games and the bad*ss upcoming games?

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