[SOLVED] Is the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Processor good enough for gaming with a 3440x1440, 144Hz 34 inch monitor ?

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I'm doing a major upgrade (only keeping drives and GTX 1070) and want to know if a AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Processor is good enough to run games with a MSI Optix MPG341CQR UWQHD 144Hz Adaptive Sync HDR 34in Monitor?

By good enough I mean playing most games at mid to high settings with less demanding games on ultra with at least 40-50 fps.


*My build list is here:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/daemondamian/saved/vKBgt6

*I'm replacing my 1080p monitor which is 1920 x 1080 120Hz and the game I'm playing atm mostly is Elder Scrolls Online.
 
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No problem at all with the cpu but you will likely find the gpu lacking. That resolution is a massive increase in gpu work over 1080p
Thanks for your reply :)

Would I be able to run games with the 1070 with a decent fps (min 40) if I have the settings at mid?

I can't afford to get a new card with all the other upgrades I want but I could save up and get a better card (2070?) than the 1070 at the end of year or next year.
 
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I would say no. 3440x1440 is an increase in the number of pixels the gpu has to drive of 139% so nearly 2.5 times. While gpu work does not scale linearly with pixels this does demonstrate just how much of a big jump that resolution is. The 1070 is an ok gpu for 1080p, I would expect you will be disappointed with performance at 3440x1440.
 

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Thanks for your reply :)

I did some searching and reading/watching of several sources and the indication is that an RTX 2070 S would be adequate?

The minimum price of that card (a ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Dual EVO 8GB specifically) from my preferred retailer is $1149 (AUD).

Waiting to have enough money to afford that card or getting another 1080p monitor that isn't futureproofed (my current one has a minor fault) instead isn't something I want to do as specs, prices, availability of components/items changes with time requiring to re-evaluate one or more components to check their compatibility.

Also my current setup * is mostly 10 yrs old aside from the 1070 and RAM, so even if I were disappointed with being unable to run all or every game at max settings I'm guessing it would be better performance and FPS than what I have now given how much my 1070 is bottlenecked.

I could always upgrade to the 2070 S probably in 4-5 months anyway when it might actually have dropped even further in price than it is now.

* Summary
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz 43 °C
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
RAM
24.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 539MHz (7-7-7-19)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. X58A-UD3R (Socket 1366) 36 °C
Graphics
Alienware2310 (1920x1080@120Hz)
SAMSUNG (1920x1080@120Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (EVGA) 32 °C
Storage
111GB OCZ-VERTEX2 3.5 (SATA (SSD)) 1 °C
232GB Samsung SSD 840 Series (SATA (SSD)) 29 °C
2794GB Western Digital WDC WD30EZRX-00DC0B0 (SATA ) 30 °C
2794GB Western Digital WD Elements 107C USB Device (USB (SATA) ) 34 °C
 

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