Ok so i've got RX 6600 non XT, with 2600, i used to have 570 and i played Apex Legends on 900p, now with 6600 i play way smoother at native 1080p, yet sometimes i get some dips down to 105-115, which is annoying. Could it be CPU bottleneck? Average GPU usage by HWINFO says 60%, would 5600x fix avg and 1% lows?
16gb 3200mhz, b450 mobo
There is always a limiting factor in games.
Usually cpu or gpu, and not always at the same point in the game.
By upgrading the gpu, you have shifted the balance.
Certainly a 5600X would improve things.
Be careful about interpreting 60% utilization.
Your games may be more dependent on single thread performance
of the master thread.
Run the CPU-Z bench on your 2600 and look at the single thread rating.
It should be about 475 https://valid.x86.fr/bench/kgc6vd
A 5600X will be about 624.
Hey i used cpu Z and i got single thread score of 436.8
Multi thread is around 3483.
I am still not sure if i would get some random drops even if i upgrade CPU, but on other benchmarks with 6600 and 5600x there was almost 0 drops below 150, in same game.
Strange thing is i do not get fps drop while in smoke or some ultimate, which was the case before, now i get it by just looking around the map and some areas, totally random. Oh and i noticed i get like 'better texture showing up' like when i get close to the tree than it looks like it gets re-rendered and looks way better than 20 or 30 meters before i got to it, hopefully you understand me! :"D
edit: when i uncap fps, game works teeeribleee, its unplayable, i think that might be sign of heavy cpu bottleneck
edit 2: MAX CPU/Thread usage - Max 100% Average 56%, avreage would be higher, i make break after few games, chillin on yt etc...
For now i only play Apex, it is not that big of a issue but i just hate input lag that happens when it falls below 144. I play lost ark as well and i do not feel significant increase in performance, its CPU bound game thats for sure. I just see other people benchmarks pump way more frames when unlocked 160-230+ with 6600 and 5600x, when i unlock it becomes so messy, totaly unplayable, unstable frames