Question Best you upgrade, without bottlenecking

Aug 9, 2019
So thanks to the help of some kind people here, I've managed to upgrade my useless box to a pretty enjoyable gaming experience, I'm looking to push my gpu to the best possible without causing any conflicts or performance loss, my specs are as follows.

Motherboard B75M-A (need a z77 to OC, I know)
Power supply OCZ600SXS 600w
Cpu i5 3570k
Ram 16gb (2x8gb) Vengeance LP DDR3 1600mhz
GPU Asus Cerberus GTX 1050 ti 4gb (no power cable model)

Any advice ? I've seen 1060 suggestions, 1070/ti ,
Even Rx 580 8gb suggestions, just wondering what the best I can run is and if an Rx 580 8gb would be too much for this setup to handle properly.


I've ran a GTX 1060 with a CPU a bit slower than that and it ran I think you are safe with a 1060.

I am running a GTX 1080 with a CPU that's a bit faster than that ....and my CPU is BARELY up to snuff to support I think a GTX 1080 might be a little much.

I would think either a GTX 1060 or GTX 1070.


Jun 29, 2016
Get the 6 GB GTX 1660.

It has the same performance as the RX 590 but takes significantly power.

However, if you have a freesync supported monitor and a power supply of at least 500 W, then RX 580 or 590 might be the better deal.
Some games are graphics limited like fast action shooters.
Others are cpu core speed limited like strategy, sims, and mmo.
Multiplayer tends to like many threads.

A quick check to see if your processor can handle a better graphics card would be to run this test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
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.

A quality 600w psu can run even possibly a RTX2080ti.
Here is a handy chart:

As to comparing graphics cards, go to tom's gpu hierarchy charts:,4388.html