Upgrade: 16GBs of Ram or New CPU

Axlebomb

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Hello all, I am in quite the conundrum. I am debating between upgrading my ram from 8gb to 16 or upgrading my Core i3 4160 3.6ghz to a Core i5 4570 3.2ghz? I only can upgrade 1. The only game I play is PubG. I am trying to boost my FPS. Here are my specs:

Core i3 4160 3.6ghz Dual Core 4 thread
Asus GTX 670 2Gb Direct CU II
8Gb of Kingston 1600mhz ddr3 Ram (with heat sink)
Gigabyte Z97 HD3 MoBo
Antec 750w modular 80+ psu
2x 120gb Kingston SSD
1Tb Western Digital HDD
Windows 10
Corsair Carbide series case

Which should I upgrade? And which should boost my FPS most?
 
The CPU upgrade will make a bigger difference than the memory, but don't expect huge FPS increases. If you are currently getting 30-60 fps, I expect after you will see fps range between 30-60, but they will spend more time near 60 than they do now (the game will seem smoother, less choppy).
 
The CPU upgrade will make a bigger difference than the memory, but don't expect huge FPS increases. If you are currently getting 30-60 fps, I expect after you will see fps range between 30-60, but they will spend more time near 60 than they do now (the game will seem smoother, less choppy).
 

Axlebomb

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I have it in Dual Channel and because I am on a budget is the reason why I am going for the 4570. So what I’m guessing is the CPU is the way to go?
 

volkgren

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The i5 will allow higher minimum frame rates especially in games like PUBG and other multiplayer shooters.
 
I have to agree with Supahos and volkgren. While the game will be smoother with a new CPU, your not going to see a huge increase in performance and so spend your hard earned money carefully.

Also be careful when taking advice from Razorback loving Arkansas farmers ... Gig 'em!
 

volkgren

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Lol. I'm from and live in Arkansas as well (WOO PIG!). :p my part-time jobs as a teen was on a farm or at the farm co-op, but I work in IT/Business processing now. I've seen @Supahos around the forum and if I remember correctly he is currently a farmer and spends time driving a tractor.
 

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