Question Is it worth buying a rtx 3060 ti for a ryzen 3 1300?

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I’m thinking of getting an rtx 3060 ti because of how good the market is right now but my cpu is poo poo garbage dogwater is the ryzen 3 1200 really that bad? If u do get the 3060 ti which cpu should I get for it? Or maybe you guys have suggestions for better graphics cards for my system idk just pls help cus I don’t want to waste my money
 

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First-gen Ryzen were pretty slow and you are at the bottom of that barrel, chances are most of the 3060(Ti)'s performance would go unused most of the time on such a low-end CPU. If your motherboard can support the Ryzen 5600 or 5600X with a BIOS update in a single shot, I'd suggest getting that. If the 5000-series is not an option for your board, then get at least a Ryzen 3600.
 
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Karadjgne

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Yes and no. Depends on your game style and expectations.

The cpu is all about fps. The gpu is all about eye-candy. So if your gaming style is open world, strategy, pretty much anything except fast motion games like first person shooters, then a 3060ti will feed you all the eye candy you can ask for and not affect fps.

However, if you are primarily fast motion, like first person shooters, car racing or anything that demands high fps, the 3060ti isn't going to be utilized much because the cpu just can't put out the fps to use it.

Your cpu upgrade path is very dependent on the motherboard. Most ppl who bought the r3 1200 did so because of budget reasons, meaning they also got an A320 motherboard, 8Gb of 2133MHz ram because that's the fastest speed the mobo would support back then and DDR4 was new and expensive compared to DDR3.
 
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Yes and no. Depends on your game style and expectations.

The cpu is all about fps. The gpu is all about eye-candy. So if your gaming style is open world, strategy, pretty much anything except fast motion games like first person shooters, then a 3060ti will feed you all the eye candy you can ask for and not affect fps.

However, if you are primarily fast motion, like first person shooters, car racing or anything that demands high fps, the 3060ti isn't going to be utilized much because the cpu just can't put out the fps to use it.

Your cpu upgrade path is very dependent on the motherboard. Most ppl who bought the r3 1200 did so because of budget reasons, meaning they also got an A320 motherboard, 8Gb of 2133MHz ram because that's the fastest speed the mobo would support back then and DDR4 was new and expensive compared to DDR3.
I’m probably just gonna play Minecraft ngl so maybe buying a new gpu now isn’t the best decision but I don’t really want to wait cus prices are gonna go back up
 

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That CPU is going to hold you back. A 6700xt/6750xt is roughly as fast, if not slightly faster, than a 3060ti, and often quite a bit cheaper. Your ram is holding you back already, running in single channel, and with only 8gb. Need to know make and model of the PSU. 600w gold tells us nothing regarding quality. Not aware of any 600w units that are actually good quality, off the top of my head. Need to know budget regardless.
 
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That CPU is going to hold you back. A 6700xt/6750xt is roughly as fast, if not slightly faster, than a 3060ti, and often quite a bit cheaper. Your ram is holding you back already, running in single channel, and with only 8gb. Need to know make and model of the PSU. 600w gold tells us nothing regarding quality. Not aware of any 600w units that are actually good quality, off the top of my head. Need to know budget regardless.
First off the single channel ram was because I was planning to upgrade to dual channel 16gb and I think it’s running at 1333 mhz because the xmp wasn’t working and I was to lazy to fix it the psu is a segotep non modular the brand might sound sketchy but google says it’s popular in India or something so I got it cus it was only like $50 and my budget is around $300. If I do upgrade my cpu I might sell the old one on eBay so the upgrade won’t cost that much but I don’t know how much to sell it for so mayb u can help
 

logainofhades

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Not a great PSU, by any means. Honestly, this is where I would start, then see about a CPU upgrade. An RX 6600 will still be bored, waiting on a 1200 to feed it, but shouldn't overwhelm your less than ideal PSU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 6600 8 GB Video Card ($234.03 @ Amazon)
Total: $287.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-18 21:39 EDT-0400
 
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Not a great PSU, by any means. Honestly, this is where I would start, then see about a CPU upgrade. An RX 6600 will still be bored, waiting on a 1200 to feed it, but shouldn't overwhelm your less than ideal PSU.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 6600 8 GB Video Card ($234.03 @ Amazon)
Total: $287.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-18 21:39 EDT-0400
“Less then ideal” bro ur scaring me is my psu going to turn into a nuclear bomb or something is my pc going to see Jesus
 

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If you can stretch your budget, you would see a nice performance boost with this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Challenger Pro OC Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $474.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-19 01:40 EDT-0400


Great bang for your buck.
 
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