Question 3570K upgrade?

Baumber

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Hi everyone.

My old computer has a 3570k @4.5ghz and is bottlenecking my 980ti in current titles. (COD MW, Anno 1800, and Battlefield V). This old computer is used for gaming on my TV and occasionally traveling to friends or parents houses for the weekend. I already have a 3700x system and do not want another new computer.

That said, is it worth upgrading to a 2600k for $60 or a 3770k for $120 for the extra threads in modern titles? I will overclock which ever CPU I buy.

Thanks!
 

Swarzenegger

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Not worth imo, you won't find a lot of increase in gaming performance. Single/duo core scores are still most important for games. And for the 3570K and the 3770K this value is the same. If you are streaming/watching videos at the same time the 3770K would make a bit more sense.

I could be wrong here, but I wouldn't count on much fps improvements.

The 980ti might be a bit overkill for that cpu, but it is able to put out all the fps your cpu can provide. It seems fine as a 2nd gaming pc, I wouldn't upgrade until you upgrade your main rig.
 

rickypicky5

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My old 3570k was paired with a Radeon R9 290. They worked great together for quite a few years. The R9 290, followed shortly by the motherboard died last year so I started cannibalizing. I bought another Z77 motherboard and paired the 3570k with a GTX 1660 Super. I'm about to use it to replace my daughter's system (Core 2 Quad with a GTX 560ti). I haven't tried gaming on it yet so I can't give you any insight at the moment, other than I'm quite sure it'll be a lot faster than her Core 2 Quad and GTX 560ti.

I agree with Swarzenegger's statements on the 3770k vs the 3570k - probably not much (if any) gaming performance increases.
 

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