Question i5-3570 with an RTX 2060 SUPER...

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Hello, I just ordered an RTX 2060 Super and I know there will be a bottleneck with my i5 3570.
I just wanted to know 2 things: can I run The Witcher 3 at stable 60 FPS on Ultra?
And can I OC my CPU (non K)? if I can, will I have less bottleneck?

Thanks.
 

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Ley

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Yeah, that's what I thought...
NO. You will need a new motherboard and ddr4 ram for that.

The 3770k is the best cpu for that board.
So I've been looking around for some prices, and it looks like the i5-9400F removes almost completely the bottleneck. Of course I'll have to buy a new motherboard and RAM, but is it good? It's also very cheap, for around 160€. What do you think?
 
9400f is a very good option.

I would suggest one of these:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $64.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $294.87
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 22:05 EDT-0400 |

Or for a better experience:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $198.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $66.99 @ Newegg Business
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $350.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 22:06 EDT-0400 |

The bottom outperforms or ties an I7 8700k. Its a much better value, but more expensive.


If you cant afford the bottom, you could go ryzen 5 2600, which would be cheaper than the 9400f while still performing close.
 
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Ley

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9400f is a very good option.

I would suggest one of these:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $64.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $294.87
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 22:05 EDT-0400 |

Or for a better experience:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $198.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $66.99 @ Newegg Business
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $350.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 22:06 EDT-0400 |

The bottom outperforms or ties an I7 8700k. Its a much better value, but more expensive.


If you cant afford the bottom, you could go ryzen 5 2600, which would be cheaper than the 9400f while still performing close.
Thank you so much, I'll keep that in mind!
 

Karadjgne

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Cpu sets fps limits. Gpu lives upto that limit or surpasses or not, depending on your details settings and resolution.
That 2060 won't have an issue with just about anything at 1080p high/ultra. So you'll get maximum fps no worries. The issue will be with the cpu vrs game code, and Witcher 3 is brutal on a quad thread cpu. It's optimized for 6-8 thread usage. Will you get 60fps? Sorta, average, maybe, not gonna hurt to try it and see, but Witcher3 will be better off on a i7-3770/k or Xeon 1270v2

You'll get roughly equitable results. Whether you can live with that only you can say.
 

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