Which CPU should I pair with RX580??

AndrewTz

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Hello!

My current setup is FX 8320 oc to 4.2-4.4 ghz with ga 970ud3p and 8gb ram.
My GPU is RX 580 asus dual oc and I cannot play pubg effectively enough due to hard fps drop. (ok i know the game is still not optimized but I think the problem is boosted because of the cpu which is not good for gaming)

I tried my GPU with my friend's i5 6500 and it would run pubg about 20-30 fps more than my setup in the same settings but with 16gb ram.

Assuming that I have the budget to update, which are the best options for me?
Thanks in advance for your time.
 

jimy041

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I would recommend you the Ryzen 5 2600, but if you change to the new proccesors you will also need DDR4 Ram memory and a new motherboard, so assuming this I would say a Ryzen 5 2600 or an i5 8400, but if you can afford something more expensive I would go for a ryzen 7 2700 or an i7 8700k
"A i5 8600k would also be fabulous"
And if you see this too expensive the Ryzen 3 2200G can be nice too and for the Intel side an I3 8100 would work perfectly too.

All of the CPUs mentioned above can handle your RX 580 perfectly and will get you on PUBG very good framerates based on my experience with a Ryzen 5 1600 which is a little bit worse than the Ryzen 5 2600. Watch a few benchmarks and make your decision.

Hope it helps!!!!!
 

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I would recommend you the Ryzen 5 2600, but if you change to the new proccesors you will also need DDR4 Ram memory and a new motherboard, so assuming this I would say a Ryzen 5 2600 or an i5 8400, but if you can afford something more expensive I would go for a ryzen 7 2700 or an i7 8700k
"A i5 8600k would also be fabulous"
And if you see this too expensive the Ryzen 3 2200G can be nice too and for the Intel side an I3 8100 would work perfectly too.

All of the CPUs mentioned above can handle your RX 580 perfectly and will get you on PUBG very good framerates based on my experience with a Ryzen 5 1600 which is a little bit worse than the Ryzen 5 2600. Watch a few benchmarks and make your decision.

Hope it helps!!!!!
 
You could easily get away with an i3 8100 and perform awfully close to your friend's i5 6500. Although, I'd aim for something more like the i5 8400. Either of those choices would be a very healthy upgrade from an FX 8320. Alternatively, the Ryzen 3 2200G or the 2600 would also be great choices, but at this point if gaming is your only focus, go with the Intel options. Pairing that RX 580 with an 8100 would make for an inexpensive and potent budget gaming machine with good upgrade potential down the line, but if you have the budget, go for the i5. A lot of people are already saying that a 4 core CPU is a poor choice, but many of the most modern games still only use 2-4 cores. Add to that Intel's strong single threaded performance and the i3 is a good looking budget CPU.
 

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So... this is one of those preference things. I had the i7-4790k on my last build (it now belongs to my fiancé) and I have a 1700X on my current build. I personally think you could go either way, depending on what you plan to do with it.
If you're looking to overclock and are going to try to squeeze every bit of performance you can out of your system, Ryzen 5/7 is definitely the way to go, as they're unlocked with higher core counts.
If you're just looking for a good base clock CPU to game with that you're going to install and call it a day, go with something like the i5-8400/8600. They have a decent base clock, but their turbo is pretty nice. Plus, intel chips have better peak performance.

EDIT: This is obviously a super basic explanation. If you'd like more detail, I'd be happy to provide it.
 

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Sure it's actually better than the i3 8100, whatever watch some benchmarks and choose the best for you. But as people said above for the price you can get a i5 8400
 

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Have you checked your ram usage during those drops? I'm just curious because while an 8320 is older, and the i5 6500 is faster clock for clock, its still not a bad chip and it should be able to carry that 580 well enough. Granted if you go for a new platform you solve the problem regardless, I figure it wouldn't hurt to try bumping it to 16gb if someone has some ram laying around, and seeing if that helps it out.
 

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