i5 4590 for gaming in 2019?

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Hi, this is my first post

So about a week ago, I got an Asus expedition RX 570 4gb from a giveaway and I'm planning on building a budget rig for it

I found a good deal on a used i5 4590, Asrock b95m dgs & hyperX fury 16gb (8x2) ddr3 1600

Is it worth it? I'm going to be playing battlefield 5 & destiny 2 with a 1080p @60hz monitor, I don't mind lowering the setting to get a playable fps

Or I could go with a ryzen 3 2200g, a cheap a320 board, and a dual channel 8gb 2666mhz ram for about the same price with the i5 but I saw some benchmark on battlefield 5 and the ram usage is more than 8gigs, what do you think guys? Is the old i5 worth it?
 

justin.m.beauvais

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As the owner of an i5 4590 with an RX 470, I can tell you that it is a fine 1080p gaming setup. The 4590 is still a faster CPU than the 2200g. However, if you plan on upgrades the Ryzen is the way to go. You won't be disappointed with the 4590. It is still worth it. If you are building a gaming machine to just build it and game for a few years you'll have a good machine, but again, if you want to keep upgrading it, go Ryzen.
 
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Hi thanks for your answer, does the i5 bottlenecks the rx 470? And do you often get stuttering? My friend said go with something like an i3 8100 cause he said that the i5 will bottleneck the rx 570 and will always be on 100% cpu usage, but I'm fine if it bottlenecks as long as there's no stuttering
Edit : also the i3 8100 build is only slightly cheaper than a ryzen 5 1600 build here in my country so the i3 is not worth it if I can get a ryzen 5 for about $20 more but currently I can't afford to build something more expensive than the i5 or the r3 2200g so I just want to know if there will be any stuttering if I go with the i5
 

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Actually, the i5 4590 doesn't bottleneck the RX 470, and won't bottleneck noticeably until you hit GTX 1070 levels of performance. The i3 8100 is basically an i5 from previous generations and is only 9% faster than the 4590, most of that is just down to clock speeds. If something bottlenecks on the 4590 it will bottleneck on the 8100 as well. As far as balanced machines go the i5 4590 and something like a GTX 1060 or RX 580 is just about perfectly balanced. In some games the GPU will hold it back but only very little. In other games the CPU will hold it back but only very little. In general you get the most out of the CPU and the most out of the GPU pretty much across the board.

As for stuttering, I've never noticed any. Most games run great. I'm able to max out all settings on Doom with a smooth 70-120 FPS, Fallout 4 is smooth maxed out with 55-75 FPS, and there hasn't been anything I haven't been able to play. I even play VR games on it with a WMR headset. Beatsaber runs fantastically and Skyrim VR looks great. Fallout VR runs as well, but for some reason I have texture issues... but I think that has more to do with the game than the hardware. You'll be able to max out settings at 1080p in all but the very newest AAA games.

The wildcard here is online play. It is very CPU intensive, and the extra threads of something like a Ryzen 5 2400g would really help. There would be no difference between the 4590, 8100, or 2200g as they are all roughly the same performance level with the 2200g being the slowest (6% slower than the 4590) and the 8100 being the fastest (9% faster than the 4590). So, functionally all these CPUs would be nearly identical... and if something like the 2400g appeals to you, just pay the extra $10 or so for the Ryzen 5 2600 and call it good for the next 4 years or so.
 

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Get the 4590 only if it is a really good deal. A i3 8100 will perform better but not much better as it is equally a quad-core Intel. The Ryzen 2600 absolutelly destroys both of them.

Anyways the 4590 is probably a very good match for the 570 (so probably just a little bit to no bottleneck). As a reference, for cheap-but-powerful builds the i5 4460 used to be recommended to feed the GTX 970. The 1060 is slightly better than the 970 and the 570 is slightly worse than the 970 so do the math.
 

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