Worth upgrading whole system yet? I7 3770

vinylpusher

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Hello,

At the moment I have i7 3770 - 16gb DDR3 - rx480 8gb - 4K monitor.

Playing shadow of tomb raider I’m getting between 30 - 50 FPS on 1440p medium to high settings.

If I upgrade my GPU will the rest of my system bottleneck it?.

I’ve been thinking of upgrading my CPU to a coffee lake 8600k or 8400.

Is it worth upgrading my whole system yet? (Mobo, RAM, CPU)

Or should I just buy a better GPU and wait to do the rest?.

Thanks
 

The prime mediocre

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It's probably best to wait until the CPU upgrade will be huge. Your i7 is still up there with the best for gaming purposes. You could probably even skip the eight-core i7 that's supposed to be out in a few weeks. Your frame rates are absolutely GPU-limited.

What GPUs are you looking at upgrading to? a GTX 1080 would probably be the first substantial upgrade from the RX 480. Used and refurbished models are pretty good deals, and you might even find a new one for close to $400.
 

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It's probably best to wait until the CPU upgrade will be huge. Your i7 is still up there with the best for gaming purposes. You could probably even skip the eight-core i7 that's supposed to be out in a few weeks. Your frame rates are absolutely GPU-limited.

What GPUs are you looking at upgrading to? a GTX 1080 would probably be the first substantial upgrade from the RX 480. Used and refurbished models are pretty good deals, and you might even find a new one for close to $400.
 

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Thanks for the answers.

Well, i would have been looking at a 1080ti but now with the 2080 hitting the market soon..... I’m not sure if again, I should hold off until real benchmarks come out.
 

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Good news: the 2080 is out, and there are benchmarks. Short version: the 2080 and 1080 Ti are pretty close, so it's up to the individual to decide whether the potential of a new architecture is worth the extra hundredish bucks.
 

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