Sorry for the confusing discussion. My PC in my office is an old Core i5-3570K and I use the integrated graphics for Excel, Word and Powerpoint for daily task. I do have the freedom to plug anything inside the case coz I own my company. Because of this Crysis 3 issue, I actually tried it yesterday moving my RX 570 into the 3570K. It actually worked and the frame rate hovered around 45~58 FPS. I installed MSI Afterburner and o/c it by 10 mV, the result was a stable 59~62 FPS which I am very happy with that. I also o/c the 3570K, it went up to 4600MHz, wow! I never o/c the PC coz I never needed to. The FPS is more stable running between 62~65 a bit struggling though. Is that because the 3570K is 4/4 structure?When did we start discussing the i5-9600K or i5-3570K?
You've got an X570 mobo that you just bought, why would you choose to jump to Intel? It's unfortunate that you "side-graded" from a Ryzen 1600 to a 3200G (and bought a new mobo you probably didn't need), but there's no need to further hemorrhage money on shotgun decisions. The only thing you haven't mentioned replacing yet is your case or SSD (hopefully you're not running the OS on a HDD). We need to focus on what's causing the problem, not "spray-and-pray".
I was a bit doubtful about the big gap between HIGH and VERY HIGH, probably said in my previous thread, I never thought of comparing my 2200G < 3400G which I know very well. I'm not implying anything of the sort, afterall this is just a casual discussion.I'm very confused with this whole conversation. You yourself linked a video of a Ryzen 2200G (which is worse than your 3400G) and an RX570 4GB running Crysis 3 @ 70+FPS on high settings. Are you insinuating that your rig is failing to match that at the same settings?
Ok, I try doing that when time allows.I think this is what you/we need to focus on.
This is an easy test to start right away: test your RAM on Prime95 Blend test for 24 hours (doing one stick at a time goes faster). If a stick of RAM is faulty, the kit should be RMA'd. (RMA = free warranty replacement from the manufacturer)
I don't quite know actually: apart from the performance degradation, the sudden checker pattern showing up that freeze the whole system makes me very uncomfortable, I suspect it is damaged.Your RX570 doesn't need to be upgraded, but it may need to be RMA'd if it's defective and the system RAM is fine. Please elaborate on your "non-default" fan curve. 85C is certainly high, but the card will throttle its frequency down to avoid temps that are damaging. That may very well be the reason you're not getting the FPS you're expecting. Have you monitored your GPU frequency while in-game or under load?
But it looks like that the 3570K + RX 570 8GB with both o/c solve the FPS 60+ problem. I ll try to o/c a bit further to see if it improves. Actually a bit disappointed by all these new CPUs, a dated 3570K works better.