Question Upgrade GPU on an i5-4690k system ?

Andreas Liang

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Hello, i want to upgrade my GPU and my current build is :

i5 4690k
Asrock Z97 Anniversary
Corsair vengeance pro 4x4gb 1600mhz
Seasonic M12ii 520 watt
Asus GTX 960 2gb

So, what do u guys think is the best GPU that will not get bottlenecked by my i5-4690k ?
 
Bottlenecking will depend on the game being played among other factors (screen resolution, game settings, etc.)

Do you play a specific game? Or a particular genre of games?
What screen resolution and refresh rate do you use?
Is your CPU overclocked? How much?

Answer some or all of these questions to get a better understanding of what limitations you have.
 
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Hello, i want to upgrade my GPU and my current build is :

i5 4690k
Asrock Z97 Anniversary
Corsair vengeance pro 4x4gb 1600mhz
Seasonic M12ii 520 watt
Asus GTX 960 2gb

So, what do u guys think is the best GPU that will not get bottlenecked by my i5-4690k ?
It really depends on the game. My old system had a 4670k OC’d to 4.3GHz and GTX780 for playing at 1080p. Your cpu was just a refresh of the 4670k. I stopped using that system about 2 years ago as my main gaming system. Anyway many games still played well, but then some games struggled such as BF1 which was playable but definitely not the best. Then a game like Gears 5 was unplayable. This was all because of the cpu limitations, changing the gpu would not help.

Therefore a lot depends on your expectations. If wanting to play modern AAA games you need a system upgrade and not just gpu.
 
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Andreas Liang

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Bottlenecking will depend on the game being played among other factors (screen resolution, game settings, etc.)

Do you play a specific game? Or a particular genre of games?
What screen resolution and refresh rate do you use?
Is your CPU overclocked? How much?

Answer some or all of these questions to get a better understanding of what limitations you have.
i play valorant and new world for now, I got 1080p 144hz monitor.
currently i got stock speed, but i will overclock it soon when i got new gpu.
 

Andreas Liang

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May 7, 2015
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It really depends on the game. My old system had a 4670k OC’d to 4.3GHz and GTX780 for playing at 1080p. Your cpu was just a refresh of the 4670k. I stopped using that system about 2 years ago as my main gaming system. Anyway many games still played well, but then some games struggled such as BF1 which was playable but definitely not the best. Then a game like Gears 5 was unplayable. This was all because of the cpu limitations, changing the gpu would not help.

Therefore a lot depends on your expectations. If wanting to play modern AAA games you need a system upgrade and not just gpu.
Oh i see, thanks for the response tho. (y)
 
i play valorant and new world for now, I got 1080p 144hz monitor.
currently i got stock speed, but i will overclock it soon when i got new gpu.
If it were my system I would overshoot on the GPU for the sake of future performance with a future build, future monitor with higher resolution, or more GPU-demanding games. Something like an RX 6600/XT, RTX 3060. Or, to save some money you could go with a GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti, or GTX 1660 Super. There's a nice Sapphire RX 6700 XT on sale on Newegg right now that would be a nice GPU to have.

After the GPU upgrade, I would plan for a full platform upgrade to a new i5 or Ryzen 5 CPU, motherboard, and DDR4 RAM. DDR5 may be in the near future as well.
 
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