Question Can a Ryzen5 2600 run games MAX settings 60fps 1080p RESOLUTION?

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Will I be able to run games at MAX settings with 60 fps,1080p resolution with a Ryzen5 2600? Or should I upgrade to a Ryzen7 2700x 3.7 GHz
I want to buy the GTX 1080 Ti Video Card. Preferably Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card. OR EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING Video Card.



My current computer specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core
MotherBoard: Asus ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB DDR-3000 Memory
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Strix Video Card
 
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Effectively, you are asking if the CPU is capable of 60 fps in games...

Of course it is...

Max quality/textures/detail settings at whatever your chosen resolution is much more of a GPU limiting factor...so if you have a GTX710, the answer is no, but, if you have an RTX2070 or above, probably yes. (The 1080Ti is a nice GPU, capable of very high/ultra settings on pretty much all games....!)

Not really a CPU question., per se...
 
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The 2600 won’t have any problem with 60fps. Minimum or maximum game settings doesn’t make much of an impact on the cpu in most games but makes a huge difference to the gpu.

A big question here is what resolution? A 1080Ti is not going to run 60fps max settings in all games if running 4K or anything close.
 
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The 2600 won’t have any problem with 60fps. Minimum or maximum game settings doesn’t make much of an impact on the cpu in most games but makes a huge difference to the gpu.

A big question here is what resolution? A 1080Ti is not going to run 60fps max settings in all games if running 4K or anything close.
at 1080p resolution. I just updated my original thread.
 

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Cpu pre-renders X amount of frames according to the game code. It ships the frames to the gpu. The gpu finish renders the frames and shoves them on screen according to detail settings and resolution. So your fps will be limited by the game, the fps you get on screen will be limited by the gpu. If the gpu is strong enough it'll stick all it gets onscreen, if it's not, then lowering detail settings can help raise them. Upto the limit of fps it received from the cpu.

For instance, my i7-3770K and gtx970 at 1080p ultra. Playing vanilla Skyrim I get 200+ fps. Not an issue for the gpu. Apply the 170 scripted mods (all cpu heavy code) and fps drops to @ 60. Doesn't change the gpu. Metal gear Solid V, ultra settings, easy 120fps. Change gpu to 4k DSR, fps drops to @ 60, gpu 99% usage.

Your fps min/max will be determined by the game, what you see will be determined by the details and resolution you decide on.
 
Will I be able to run games at MAX settings with 60 fps,1080p resolution with a Ryzen5 2600? Or should I upgrade to a Ryzen7 2700x 3.7 GHz
I want to buy the GTX 1080 Ti Video Card. Preferably Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card. OR EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING Video Card.



My computer specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core
MotherBoard: Asus ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB
Either matches well with a 1080 Ti and both you would want to overclock. I would wait until July and aim for the newer 3000 series chips, the claim is 15% IPC gain which would mean the 3600 would be equal or better than the 2700X and cost less.

  • Ryzen 7 3700X—8C/16T, 3.6GHz to 4.4GHz, 36MB cache, 65W TDP, $329
  • Ryzen 5 3600X—6C/12T, 3.8GHz to 4.4GHz, 35MB cache, 95W TDP, $249
  • Ryzen 5 3600—6C/12T, 3.6GHz to 4.2GHz, 35MB cache, 65W TDP, $199
 
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Cpu pre-renders X amount of frames according to the game code. It ships the frames to the gpu. The gpu finish renders the frames and shoves them on screen according to detail settings and resolution. So your fps will be limited by the game, the fps you get on screen will be limited by the gpu. If the gpu is strong enough it'll stick all it gets onscreen, if it's not, then lowering detail settings can help raise them. Upto the limit of fps it received from the cpu.

For instance, my i7-3770K and gtx970 at 1080p ultra. Playing vanilla Skyrim I get 200+ fps. Not an issue for the gpu. Apply the 170 scripted mods (all cpu heavy code) and fps drops to @ 60. Doesn't change the gpu. Metal gear Solid V, ultra settings, easy 120fps. Change gpu to 4k DSR, fps drops to @ 60, gpu 99% usage.

Your fps min/max will be determined by the game, what you see will be determined by the details and resolution you decide on.
if all I want is minimum 60fps at 1080p what graphics card would you recommend? i say 60 FPS because I run a 1080p TV and it would only do 60 fps. I like how big the TV is!
 
oh okay so if I I use a 43" 4K TV as a monitor. and game at 1440p, then the 1080ti is the way to go?
Sort of. You don’t want to run 1440p on a 4K display, it won’t scale well. It is best to run at the native resolution of the display but 1080p on 4K will scale well on most decent TV’s as it’s an exact multiple, some lower end 4K TV’s still manage to have poor 1080p scaling though. A 1080Ti can run 4K but not at max settings 60fps in all games, you will need to turn down some settings to average 60fps in many games.
 

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I have a Titan Xp (similar in performance to a 1080, though slightly better) with a 2600x and 1920x1080 monitor. Many games will run a solid 60fps. If you look at something more demanding, like Star Citizen, mostly it holds 60fps, but can drop down to around 35fps in tight places. The GPU is never maxed, only the CPU maxes out. I am going to suggest that if you want guaranteed solid performance with all titles out there and high quality settings, then the 2700x (or just a 2700) is probably a better choice...but then there are still differences in single core use and multicore use (it isn't possible to give a perfect answer). I can tell you that definitely a 2600x is not capable of pushing a Titan Xp to its limits, and thus probably also not a 1080.

One other thought: The 2600 through 2700x depend a lot on RAM speed. I'm using DDR4 3200. Much of the reason for not reaching max on the Titan Xp is probably due to limited data throughput. If you have slower than 3200 on RAM, definitely you will suffer to some extent due to that. A 2600x with DDR4 3200 could outperform a 2700x with DDR4 2933 at times. Look closely at your RAM. Slower RAM implies need for a faster CPU.
 
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I have a Titan Xp (similar in performance to a 1080, though slightly better) with a 2600x and 1920x1080 monitor. Many games will run a solid 60fps. If you look at something more demanding, like Star Citizen, mostly it holds 60fps, but can drop down to around 35fps in tight places. The GPU is never maxed, only the CPU maxes out. I am going to suggest that if you want guaranteed solid performance with all titles out there and high quality settings, then the 2700x (or just a 2700) is probably a better choice...but then there are still differences in single core use and multicore use (it isn't possible to give a perfect answer). I can tell you that definitely a 2600x is not capable of pushing a Titan Xp to its limits, and thus probably also not a 1080.

One other thought: The 2600 through 2700x depend a lot on RAM speed. I'm using DDR4 3200. Much of the reason for not reaching max on the Titan Xp is probably due to limited data throughput. If you have slower than 3200 on RAM, definitely you will suffer to some extent due to that. A 2600x with DDR4 3200 could outperform a 2700x with DDR4 2933 at times. Look closely at your RAM. Slower RAM implies need for a faster CPU.
im using DDR 3000
 

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