Is it worth upgrading my mobo just for 6th gen cpus?


Oct 22, 2016
Is it worth me upgrading my motherboard just for a 6th gen cpu
because i want to upgrade my gpu and that means id need a cpu upgrade to eliminate bottlenecks and im wondering what to do ?? help?
my current pc:
amd r7 260x
i3 4160
8gb ddr3 1600Mhz
500 gb hdd
gigabyte h81m-s2h <--(motherboard)

i want to upgrade to Evga Gtx 1060sc 6gb (gpu)
what cpu should i get (my motherboard is lga 1150)


Nov 2, 2015
No definetly not, just grab a good i5 (i5 4590?)or even i7 (i7 4770) if you upgrade to a better gpu. The 4th gen intel cpu's are still very capable and upgrading to a 6th gen is just a waste of money. :)

I have an i7 4790 with gtx 1070 and they wrok together like a dream :)

Personally I would say get an i5 4590 or i5 4690, which are very good cpu's and will work very good with a gtx 1060 :)
You could probably get away with the setup you have now with a 1060, as the Skylake platform isn't that much better than Haswell. You could upgrade your CPU - maybe i5 - and keep the same board easily. More RAM would be more advantageous than a chipset upgrade too.

Am not sure I follow, as that's what I said I think lol.. A 3.6Ghz HT CPU isn't going to hugely bottleneck a 1060, but it will probably be limited I agree. That's why I said upgrade to i5, followed by RAM increase then least importan was an upgrade to Skylake. Maybe I'm just confused ;)
Some games are cpu limited, and some are graphics limited.

I suggest you go ahead and buy your GTX1060 upgrade and see how you do.
I suspect your I3-4360 will do quite well.

Here is how to get a good idea ahead of time:

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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