Question Upgrade GPU or RAM first?

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Hi everyone. I was wondering whether I should upgrade my ram or gpu first. If I went with the RAM, I would probably get a new case too because it would be cheaper.

Current RAM: 8gb DDR4 2666 MHz
Current GPU: MSI Radeon RX 570 Series

Which of these would have the biggest effect on my performance?
 

Udyr

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Hi everyone. I was wondering whether I should upgrade my ram or gpu first. If I went with the RAM, I would probably get a new case too because it would be cheaper.

Current RAM: 8gb DDR4 2666 MHz
Current GPU: MSI Radeon RX 570 Series

Which of these would have the biggest effect on my performance?
Please provide the fulls specs, including PSU and monitor.
 

azed3000

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What gpu are you planning on getting? What FPS do you want to run? 144HZ? 4k/2k?
What is your current CPU?

Generally speaking, I feel like if you upgrade your GPU, your ram will be a restriction, 8gb just isnt enough now days.



I reckon keep the same ram, just add another 8GB stick, and upgrade your GPU at the same time.
 
Apr 7, 2021
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Okay, heres the specs:
Mobo: Gigabyte B450m DS3H micro ATX
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
PSU: Evga 400w
Monitor: LG 27ML600M/MN60T 1920x1080 75HZ.
I want to get 100+ frames usually, and just a speedier computer overall.
 
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I was thinking about an RTX 3060 or 3060 Ti.
The RAM would be a Corsair Vengeance RGB RT 3600 CL16 8x2 16 gb
 

geofelt

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Consider your changes carefully.

A 3060 will also need a stronger psu:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

Here is the motherboard support list for pinnacle ridge, max is 3200 speed:
https://download.gigabyte.com/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_b450m-ds3h_pinnacle.pdf?v=578c6be000a0233ef9b4a5ec5c1e467d

Try this simple test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 

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