Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

RX 580 8GB with I7 8700k & 144hz freesync monitor?

Is Pairing an RX 580 8GB with an i7 8700k & a 144hz freesync monitor a weird setup? I know i7's are better suited for 1080 or 1080 ti but the i7 8700k is only 100 more bucks then the i5 8600k so i might as well dish out the extra hundred. 

Would this be a good setup?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Why not take the extra hundred and put it towards a 1070 + 8600k? Much better setup than what you're proposing imo

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, dragonhart6505 said:

Why not take the extra hundred and put it towards a 1070 + 8600k? Much better setup than what you're proposing imo

Believe it or not but the performance of the 8600k vs 8700k might in the future look more like the 7700k vs 7600k today. Getting the 8700k then upgrading graphics later on might be the best option. I can't read the future though.

8700k @5.0GHz | Maximus X Hero | RAM 32GB @3200MHz CL14 | 1080 TI | SSD 250GB + 2x500GB Raid 0 | Monitor 1440p 165Hz ISP

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, A_Mediocre_Kangaroo_Farmer said:

Believe it or not but the performance of the 8600k vs 8700k might in the future look more like the 7700k vs 7600k today. Getting the 8700k then upgrading graphics later on might be the best option. I can't read the future though.

Maybe true, but I'm thinking more on the GPU power NOW and not having to upgrade for far further down the road. It's not like the 8600k is gonna bottleneck anytime soon and you can push the clocks pretty far to make up for the thread performance with a decent AIO rad.

A third option would be 1060 6gb + 8700k. Will outperform the 580 in smoother frames and shave a couple bucks. Again, shouldn't bottleneck too hard but may have to forgive not reaching 144hz in most titles. 120 should be fine though and with Freesync monitors your not getting much better performance out of frame quality anyway. Gsync would be a better choice but I understand the flexibility and cost concern

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×