[SOLVED] Is an I5-6500 good enough for an RTX 2060 super?

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So I'm getting a new graphics card, the RTX 2060 super, and I was wondering if my cpu would start bottlenecking.
My cpu is the Intel I5-6500.
 
You will always do better with a stronger graphics card.
If you play fast action games, you will do much better.
OTOH, if your games are cpu limited, not so much.

Try this test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 

i76700hquser

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Jul 3, 2019
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i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.
It will have a small bottleneck.
What games do you want to play and at what resolution?
 

GeForce1012

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If you are playing 1080p and trying to push 140fps+ then not a good combo at all! But if you are trying 1440p at 60fps then yes would be a perfect combo.
 
You will always do better with a stronger graphics card.
If you play fast action games, you will do much better.
OTOH, if your games are cpu limited, not so much.

Try this test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 

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