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Is a Ryzen 5 1600 with a GTX 1060 good for 1080p gaming

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A couple of months ago I wrote a topic about " Is an i3-8100 with a gtx 1050ti good for gaming?". Since then I stretched my budget to have a GTX 1060 6GB video card. I heard that this card is WAY better than the 1050ti (50%boost) and it wont be obsolete for a while. Now coming to the point I was talking to my friend about my Build and he said "Try the Ryzen 5 1600, it has 6 cores 12 threads and doesn't cost much more than the i3-8100 (3€ difference)" . So is a Ryzen 5 1600 and a GTX 1060 6GB good for 1080p (High/Ultra settings) Gaming?

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yes. much better than 8100

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Yes it is good for 1080p gaming. Even my R5 2600x and 1050ti are good for 1080p gaming. How much does a ryzen 5 2600 go for? If it is close in price to the 1600 go for the 2600 as It has slightly better ipc, lower latency and improved clocks. 

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I would strech a little more to a 2600, and look into the 580 8gb as it performs about the same as the 1060 and is sometimes cheaper. Just get a well cooled one, you can ask me if it is, and normally I'm right

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10 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

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Great build for 1080p gaming. I'd recommend looking at the RX 580 8GB cards as well, they perform nearly identically to the GTX 1060 6Gb. I would get the better value option of the two.

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