[SOLVED] Upgrade CPU or Monitor first?

Muamar Falujah

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so currently im playing on 768p monitor (yes old monitor) and im deciding to buy new 1080p monitor, should i upgrade my processor first or just go with the monitor?
my worried is that it will affect my game performance if i stay in current processor, im planning to buy I5-6600 i(i will not upgrade my entire mobo coz too expensive)

Specs:
Core I3-6100
Gigabyte GTX 970 OC Mini
Biostar H110M
16GB 8x2 DDR3 1600 Mhz
Antec VP500P Plus
 
I would buy the monitor first.
You can always, if necessary, reduce the resolution or game settings if you need to.
I3-6100 to i5-6600 is really not a big upgrade.
Same 4 threads, same single thread performance, but better total capability when all 4 threads are fully utilized.
Passmark ratings:
I3-6100 4threads 4169/2235
I5-6600 " 6116/2276

The benefit would come most on multiplayer games.
 
I would buy the monitor first.
You can always, if necessary, reduce the resolution or game settings if you need to.
I3-6100 to i5-6600 is really not a big upgrade.
Same 4 threads, same single thread performance, but better total capability when all 4 threads are fully utilized.
Passmark ratings:
I3-6100 4threads 4169/2235
I5-6600 " 6116/2276

The benefit would come most on multiplayer games.
 

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