[SOLVED] Choosing CPU upgrade

henterpriser

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Hello everyone.

I'm planning to choose a cpu(mobo and ram too) pairing with rx 580.

My question was: Does AMD GPUs works better with AMD CPUs and vice versa?

I was planning to go for a I3 9100F and a B360 mobo. But i heard that significant perfomance boost will happen if you pair a AMD GPU wih a AMD CPU.

If yes can someone suggest an AMD CPU with MoBo less than 200$

Thanks in advance.
 

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Do AMD GPUs work better with AMD CPUs and vice versa?

No, there's no optimisation or improvement between Ryzen/AMD CPU's and AMD/ATI GPU's, nor is it that way with Intel/Nvidia.
 
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Do AMD GPUs work better with AMD CPUs and vice versa?

No, there's no optimisation or improvement between Ryzen/AMD CPU's and AMD/ATI GPU's, nor is it that way with Intel/Nvidia.
 
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can someone suggest an AMD CPU with MoBo less than 200$
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If you mean $200 for the combination:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d4XDwh

Don't worry about the 'compatibility' warning, PCPartpicker doesn't know about MSI's MAX motherboards that all come with BIOS compatible with 3000 series Ryzen processors.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Ddwg3t

That's got a 2600, a better processor but it's slightly over your budget.

Keep in mind, if you don't have it you'll also need a DDR4 memory kit. And the first combo is based around an APU (3200G) that has a pretty decent iGPU, the second combo with a 2600 will need a capable GPU to extract it's potential.
 
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If you mean $200 for the combination:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d4XDwh

Don't worry about the 'compatibility' warning, PCPartpicker doesn't know about MSI's MAX motherboards that are all compatible with 3000 series Ryzen processors.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Ddwg3t

That's got a 2600, a better processor but it's slightly over your budget.

Keep in mind, if you don't have it you'll also need a DDR4 memory kit. And the first combo is based around an APU (3200G) that has a pretty decent iGPU, the second combo with a 2600 will need a capable GPU to extract it's potential.
I checked some benchmarks and if they're doing just gaming the i3 9100f will actually fair a bit better (correct me if I'm wrong).
 
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henterpriser

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Do AMD GPUs work better with AMD CPUs and vice versa?

No, there's no optimisation or improvement between Ryzen/AMD CPU's and AMD/ATI GPU's, nor is it that way with Intel/Nvidia.
Not any optimization?
What about AMD smartshift then?
https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smartshift
I think its not THAT sort of optimization affecting perfomance.

I like the i3 9100f more but these recommendations AMD giving are making my decision harder.

Thanks for all of the help you guys giving me.
 
Not any optimization?
What about AMD smartshift then?
https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smartshift
I think its not THAT sort of optimization affecting perfomance.

I like the i3 9100f more but these recommendations AMD giving are making my decision harder.

Thanks for all of the help you guys giving me.
I don't know much about it but Smartshift is a feature built into AMD's Laptop APU's. It probably has no relevance to desktop CPU/discrete GPU combinations.

I'd seriously agree a 3200G is only 'good' if you need it's iGPU, not really a great starter if you have a decent enough GPU you're pairing it with. But while it would still work very well it's nowhere as good as the 2600. The 2600 is 6 core/12 thread and there's been a lot of success overclocking it to 4.0-4.1Ghz, if you're willing. That motherboard is quite capable for that, and also a good platform to upgrade to a 3700X (Zen 2, 15% IPC uplift, 8 core/16 thread) or possibly even a 4000 series processor when they come out.

The 9100F is 4 core/4 thread and no overclocking possible and unless you get a much more capable and expensive motherboard probably dead-ended for upgrades. Should be enough said with that as modern AAA titles are thread crazy and any productivity work will be choked by it in a modern Windows work environment.

It really should be a fairly easy decision if you can handle the slightly higher budget. This is why Intel's in a world of hurt with the DIY market.
 
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Wait did they refresh 1600 to a 12nm and they are selling it?
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Yes they did! it was released with an 'AF' suffix to the model number (original 14nm 1600's had an 'AE' suffix). The only reason I did not mention it is because the last I'd heard is 'AF' 1600's were pretty much sold out. But if you can catch one that would totally be OP's best option as it's going to keep his combo cost under his budget.
 
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