[SOLVED] Will I lose a lot of performance with this setup?

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I've got an MPG B460I GAMING EDGE WIFI mobo/ Core i5-10600 and I'd like to add an RTX 3070 (if I can ever get one!)
I game at FHD 1920 x 1200 right now, might go up to QHD 2560x1440 but probably not to 4k)

I'm concerned that the B460I mobo specs indicate PCIe 3.0 but the RTX 3070 is PCIe 4.0

It seems that I'd need to upgrade my mobo, and my CPU to get the best performance from the RTX.
(MPG B560I Gaming Edge WiFi - $200, Core i5-11600K - $225)

But what will I really lose if I keep the current setup - am I going to lose a lot of performance?
 

kanewolf

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I've got an MPG B460I GAMING EDGE WIFI mobo and I'd like to add an RTX 3070 (if I can ever get one!)
I game at FHD 1920 x 1200 right now, might go up to QHD 2560x1440 but probably not to 4k)

I'm concerned that the mobo specs indicate PCIe 3.0 but the RTX 3070 is PCIe 4.0

It seems that I'd need to upgrade my mobo, and my CPU to get the best performance from the RTX.
(MPG B560I Gaming Edge WiFi - $200, Core i5-11600K - $400)

But what will I really lose if I keep the current setup - am I going to lose a lot of performance?
No loss. A PCIe 3.0 x16 is plenty of bandwidth.
 
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kanewolf

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I've got an MPG B460I GAMING EDGE WIFI mobo and I'd like to add an RTX 3070 (if I can ever get one!)
I game at FHD 1920 x 1200 right now, might go up to QHD 2560x1440 but probably not to 4k)

I'm concerned that the mobo specs indicate PCIe 3.0 but the RTX 3070 is PCIe 4.0

It seems that I'd need to upgrade my mobo, and my CPU to get the best performance from the RTX.
(MPG B560I Gaming Edge WiFi - $200, Core i5-11600K - $400)

But what will I really lose if I keep the current setup - am I going to lose a lot of performance?
No loss. A PCIe 3.0 x16 is plenty of bandwidth.
 
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kanewolf

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Ok, guess my next question is: Any idea of the gain by moving to the new mobo/cpu I listed in my op ?
You would get benefit from the CPU but the GPU performance wouldn't change.
The amount of benefit depends on specific software, gaming resolution, level of detail, etc.
Don't buy something because it might benefit you. Buy it because you have an issue that can be resolved, IMO.
 
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You would get benefit from the CPU but the GPU performance wouldn't change.
The amount of benefit depends on specific software, gaming resolution, level of detail, etc.
Don't buy something because it might benefit you. Buy it because you have an issue that can be resolved, IMO.

Seems like a reasonable approach - thanks!
 

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I've got an MPG B460I GAMING EDGE WIFI mobo/ Core i5-10600 and I'd like to add an RTX 3070 (if I can ever get one!)
I game at FHD 1920 x 1200 right now, might go up to QHD 2560x1440 but probably not to 4k)

I'm concerned that the B460I mobo specs indicate PCIe 3.0 but the RTX 3070 is PCIe 4.0

It seems that I'd need to upgrade my mobo, and my CPU to get the best performance from the RTX.
(MPG B560I Gaming Edge WiFi - $200, Core i5-11600K - $225)

But what will I really lose if I keep the current setup - am I going to lose a lot of performance?
Gamers Nexus did a video on this, their conclusion was that yes there was a measurable difference with a 3080 under certain conditions, but it was so tiny that it should not influence your CPU purchasing decision at all. I think their max difference was 2.7%.

Upgrading to a 11600K would be a colossal waste of money, absolutely do not do that :)

I run a 3080 with a 10850K on PCI-E 3.0, I had the 3080 for 6 months before I got the 10850K, looked into it and concluded that it was my best gaming option at the time regardless of the PCI-E 3.0.
 
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I've got an MPG B460I GAMING EDGE WIFI mobo/ Core i5-10600 and I'd like to add an RTX 3070 (if I can ever get one!)
I game at FHD 1920 x 1200 right now, might go up to QHD 2560x1440 but probably not to 4k)

I'm concerned that the B460I mobo specs indicate PCIe 3.0 but the RTX 3070 is PCIe 4.0

It seems that I'd need to upgrade my mobo, and my CPU to get the best performance from the RTX.
(MPG B560I Gaming Edge WiFi - $200, Core i5-11600K - $225)

But what will I really lose if I keep the current setup - am I going to lose a lot of performance?
View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xeSoCibNTyk
 

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