Question Best gpu for my r5 2600x

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Hello,
About 4-5 months ago i upgraded my pc and since gpu prices werent reasonable i had only one choice of gpu that was in stock which is a gtx 1650
But now that the prices are ok I just want some help picking a better gpu that would fit my cpu's capabilities.
My whole point of upgrading it is that I would like to play more recent titles at higher framerates such as Resident evil Village and games like apex legends.
I should point out that I do play some cpu intensive games as well and am looking for a gpu that would not be too fast and cause bottlenecking.
Specs:
CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x
Ram: 2x8gb T-force Vulcan Z red 3200 Mhz
PSU: Be quiet! system power 9 600W
GPU: Nvidia gtx 1650
MB: Asus prime b450m-a
Storage: Samsung 860 evo 1tb, western digital 1tb
Case: phanteks eclipse p300a mesh
 
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geofelt

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With a 600w psu, about the strongest you should consider is something like a 3070.
Here is a handy chart.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

But, before you upgrade the graphics card, try this simple test:

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

If you need a cpu upgrade, a 5600x would be a good upgrade.
 

ButifulDog

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Ive generaly seen people recommend gpu's like 1070 ti and a 1080 but wouldnt an amd card be better since ive got an amd cpu? I checked some performance testing vids about it and it seems to be the case atleast with the 6600xt
And also ive seen people recommend some rediculously good gpu's for a 6 core cpu, do modern games not need a good cpu and is bottlenecking not that big of a problem these days?
 
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Ive generaly seen people recommend gpu's like 1070 ti and a 1080 but wouldnt an amd card be better since ive got an amd cpu? I checked some performance testing vids about it and it seems to be the case atleast with the 6600xt
And also ive seen people recommend some rediculously good gpu's for a 6 core cpu, do modern games not need a good cpu and is bottlenecking not that big of a problem these days?
unless high refresh rate gaming is your target, no a super fast cpu is not required..88% of gamers would love to be in your shoes.
 
Hello,
About 4-5 months ago i upgraded my pc and since gpu prices werent reasonable i had only one choice of gpu that was in stock which is a gtx 1650
But now that the prices are ok I just want some help picking a better gpu that would fit my cpu's capabilities.
My whole point of upgrading it is that I would like to play more recent titles at higher framerates such as Resident evil Village and games like apex legends.
I should point out that I do play some cpu intensive games as well and am looking for a gpu that would not be too fast and cause bottlenecking.
Specs:
CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x
Ram: 2x8gb T-force Vulcan Z red 3200 Mhz
PSU: Be quiet! system power 9 600W
GPU: Nvidia gtx 1650
MB: Asus prime b450m-a
Storage: Samsung 860 evo 1tb, western digital 1tb
Case: phanteks eclipse p300a mesh
Need display please. Target resolution and refresh rate are critical. Also please list some of your favorite games. A game like cyberpunk 2077 can bring your system to its knees at 1080p even with a top tier card.

If I were to go for a balanced system up to 1440p/60fps most games, I would mix a 5600X CPU $200 with a reasonable 6700XT or 3060/3060Ti. And you can't really go any higher as your PSU won't allow it.
 

ButifulDog

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I have a 1080p 165hz display
Games that i mainly play: Valorant, Apex, Battlefield V, Escape from tarkov
And like i said i would like to be able to play newer titles at decent framerates too
 

ButifulDog

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I run a ryzen 3600 and a 6700xt, so far that’s doing well. Not sure what performance would be like with a 2600 though, but you can now purchase a 5600 relatively cheap and a lot of b350 boards even can be updated to use one.
Well I thought maybe overclocking my cpu might help with some of the problems but not too sure
 
Overclocking should help a little bit I can tell you when I got the 3600, I had a ryzen 1700 overclocked. It showed in cinebench as being about the same or a little better than my friend’s 2700x with my overclock, and going to the 3600 with two less cores I noticed a good performance bump from that.
 
Well I guess the first question is what budget are you working with? If around 300, I’d look at the rx 6600. If you are looking at used stuff, for a little more you can look at at something like a 2080 super or rx 6700xt. Of course warranty on those won’t be as good as new so depends on your budget and comfort level.

However a card like the 6600 puts you in the realm of the rtx 3060 for less money without breaking the bank then you can go from there.
 

ButifulDog

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Well I guess the first question is what budget are you working with? If around 300, I’d look at the rx 6600. If you are looking at used stuff, for a little more you can look at at something like a 2080 super or rx 6700xt. Of course warranty on those won’t be as good as new so depends on your budget and comfort level.

However a card like the 6600 puts you in the realm of the rtx 3060 for less money without breaking the bank then you can go from there.
I am now looking into buying a gpu that wont need me to go broke in a sense that i wont need other upgrades, I am mostly looking at used since atleast in my area in the EU, buying new is not a good option. I will most likely be going with a 6600 xt but is a 5700xt worth it? I saw 1 being sold used for around 330 euros, seems like a good deal especially for the 3 fan gigabyte model but I am not sure.
 
5700xt is basically the same performance as the 6600xt. You don’t have to do other upgrades such as a new cpu, just things may perform better with it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/q75il7 View: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/q75il7/ryzen_5_2600_bottleneck/


The above Reddit thread may explain better. Basically what it boils down to is that your cpu will probably hold the new cards back a bit, and you may get some stuttering in games but a lot of times it will probably just depend on the game. So it may be one of those items that you go ahead and get the card and save for a cpu upgrade.
 

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5700xt is basically the same performance as the 6600xt. You don’t have to do other upgrades such as a new cpu, just things may perform better with it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/q75il7 View: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/q75il7/ryzen_5_2600_bottleneck/


The above Reddit thread may explain better. Basically what it boils down to is that your cpu will probably hold the new cards back a bit, and you may get some stuttering in games but a lot of times it will probably just depend on the game. So it may be one of those items that you go ahead and get the card and save for a cpu upgrade.
Thanks for the help, since the 5700xt is a much better price than any 6600 xt i can find I will go with it and will probably upgrade my cpu in the future. Thanks again :)
 

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