Question i5 CPU Upgrade ?

ColoradoYeta

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Hi everybody,

I currently play Warzone and Post Scriptum, really like FPS games.

I wanted to upgrade mi pc, because I feel that with Warzone (which is very cpu demanding) I have to lower graphic settings in order not to get freezes now and then.

This is my current set-up:

-Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel H170 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard (GA-H170M-D3H)
-Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2133MHz (PC4-17000) C13 Memory Kit - Black
-Intel Core I5-6600 FC-LGA14C 3.30 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151
-ZOTAC RTX 2070 Super Mini GDDR6 8Gb
-EVGA 650 GQ 80+ GOLD, 650W ECO Mode Semi Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready 5 Year Warranty 210-GQ-0650-V1

>> Which upgrade should I go for??.. I think my CPU is a bit old and maybe change it for a better i5 of a Ryzen 7..
Thanks everybody!
 

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I5-8400 wouldn't work in your motherboard. Max support for 7th gen chips, which are a minor improvement at best.

An i7 7700/7700k isn't terrible, but given the cost, makes more sense to upgrade to something like the 10400/11400/10600k/11600k, or a Ryzen 5600X.
 
Even a "lowly" i3 10100 is well faster than that 6600, and is commonly considered on par with the 7700 at 1/3 the price.
Even if you were to locate an i7 that would socket into that mobo, I would not trust the VRM on that board to deliver the power needed for such a chip.

I agree with the poster above that if you choose to go Intel you can carry your RAM over without much (if any) notable impact. I think if it were my money to spend I would target 10th gen Intel and a 500 series chipset that specifically shows compatibility with 10/11th gen CPU.
 

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An i5 8400 wouldn't be much of an upgrade, right?..
Won't be of any significant improvement that's for sure, you'll still see high cpu usages impacting overall performance, ie, stutters. Why? It doesn't have hyperthreading which is a must nowadays with these resource hungry games.

Could go for a hyperthreaded quad (second hand 6700 if found cheap enough) would make a difference, or go a hyperthreaded 6 core cpu. Latter would be better now and later.
 

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Even a "lowly" i3 10100 is well faster than that 6600, and is commonly considered on par with the 7700 at 1/3 the price.
Even if you were to locate an i7 that would socket into that mobo, I would not trust the VRM on that board to deliver the power needed for such a chip.

I agree with the poster above that if you choose to go Intel you can carry your RAM over without much (if any) notable impact. I think if it were my money to spend I would target 10th gen Intel and a 500 series chipset that specifically shows compatibility with 10/11th gen CPU.
Thanks a lot!...

So if a I go Intel, a new MOBO and CPU, with current RAM... What if I go AMD?.. (maybe in price is similar, even adding some ram)
 
Thanks a lot!...

So if a I go Intel, a new MOBO and CPU, with current RAM... What if I go AMD?.. (maybe in price is similar, even adding some ram)
The issue with Ryzen is that it's performance is HEAVILY based in RAM speed in relation to it's operation. (look up references to Infinity Fabric). Where Intel does not have such a hit. Ryzen haven't really ever specifically spec'ed 2133 RAM since the first batch of release (1xxx) and prior to the round of BIOS updates that followed. Even on a first gen Ryzen it is beneficial to be on 29xx speed RAM (now).
 

ColoradoYeta

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Won't be of any significant improvement that's for sure, you'll still see high cpu usages impacting overall performance, ie, stutters. Why? It doesn't have hyperthreading which is a must nowadays with these resource hungry games.

Could go for a hyperthreaded quad (second hand 6700 if found cheap enough) would make a difference, or go a hyperthreaded 6 core cpu. Latter would be better now and later.
Which one specifically would you recommend??
 
https://notebooksneuquen.com/tec/motherboard/1397-motherboard-asus-prime-b460m-a-1200-b460-hdmi.html
ASUS PRIME B460M-A

https://notebooksneuquen.com/tec/procesadores/1523-procesador-gamer-intel-core-i5-10400f-bx8070110400f-de-6-nucleos-y-29ghz-de-frecuencia-5032037187138.html
INTEL CORE I5 10400F

 
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