Question Laggy Battlefield 5 + limited budget: should I upgrade mobo/CPU or GPU?

Jun 19, 2020
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So Battlefield 5 is often laggy in 1080p + medium details on my machine: old CPU i5-4440 from 5 years ago, 16GB RAM DDR3, GTX 960 and a Solid State Hard Drive.

My budget allows me to either buy a GTX 1660 Super or a modern i5 + mobo.

Which option is more likely to make BF5 lag-free on my machine?
 

Tioym

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Your GPU is good enough to play BFV on Medium ~70 FPS. I recommend you upgrade your CPU/Mobo and possibly RAM.
If you're brave I recommend you get a 1650S instead and then move to the used market for mobo and CPU.
up to you, either way you'll be able to play it at 60 fps stable atleast
 
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Thanks guys.

@WildCard999 I need to spend less than $350, $300 would be good. I like your idea of upgrading CPU+MB to tackle the issue, because next year I can complement that with a new GPU for Battlefield 6! If you could make a specific product suggestion that would be really cool.
 

WildCard999

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Thanks guys.

@WildCard999 I need to spend less than $350, $300 would be good. I like your idea of upgrading CPU+MB to tackle the issue, because next year I can complement that with a new GPU for Battlefield 6! If you could make a specific product suggestion that would be really cool.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B460M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $339.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-20 12:03 EDT-0400
 
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