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Upgrading my GPU, and would like some outside opinions

nichijew
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Hi all, I am upgrading from an Radeon R9 280 GPU. Originally, i was going to go with a GTX1070, but this would apparently bottleneck it by 20% according to this calculator https://thebottlenecker.com/

 

So I found out that RX580 GPUs bottleneck my GPU much less at only 4%. 

Currently I have:

i5-4690 CPU

R9 280 GPU

16GB of DDR3 RAM

 

So I have narrowed down my choices to two options, a Gigabyte RX580 and a ASRock RX580. The ASRock is $100 more, but its on sale and is priced around 200 bucks. 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125962&Description=Radeon%20RX%20580&cm_re=Radeon_RX_580-_-14-125-962-_-Product

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814930002

 

Before I go out and make a choice, I wanted to hear other external opinions on what I should get, or if I should get something completely different! I would say the maximum I am willing to spend is $330, but I would be more comfortable with a pricing around $200-275

 

Thanks!

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1) don't use those calculators, they aren't that accurate

2) you're fine with the 1070 for a while. I see people with overclocked 4770k cpus and a 1080 ti or 2080, so I think a 1070 (ti) wouldn't be that big of a problem depending on game and resolution. I personally like gigabyte more, but that's just because I never heared about asrocks gpus

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You won't have any issues with a 1070 with the i5

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32 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

1) don't use those calculators, they aren't that accurate

2) you're fine with the 1070 for a while. I see people with overclocked 4770k cpus and a 1080 ti or 2080, so I think a 1070 (ti) wouldn't be that big of a problem depending on game and resolution. I personally like gigabyte more, but that's just because I never heared about asrocks gpus

 

25 minutes ago, KingCry said:

You won't have any issues with a 1070 with the i5

how can i tell if it would bottle neck?

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1 minute ago, nichijew said:

 

how can i tell if it would bottle neck?

You can't really with out owning it, if your cpu hits 100% and your gpu utilization doesn't max out then you have a CPU bottleneck. As you go up in resolution the CPU doesn't become as much of a factor.

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Know there will always be a bottleneck. Don't worry too much about it and just enjoy your games as you should

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