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riCtus

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Hello, so recently i got a used rx 580 8gb(used for gaming not mining) for 100 euros and i was thinking to upgrade my current cpu and ram from an i5 2500 and 10gb(1x8 1x2) 1333mhz ram to an i7 3770 and 16gb(2x8) 1333 or 1600mhz. I only use my pc to browse the internet and play games at 720p. Now my question is...will the i7 3rd gen and 16gb ram will be enough for the rx 580 for gaming? Also will 1600mhz make a difference from 1333mhz? Also if i go for the xeon e3 1230 v2, will it be good for the rx 580? Thank you.
 
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It's pointless to upgrade from sandy to ivy bridge. You're looking at 5-10% fps gains max and the platform is dead.

Grab a Ryzen 3600/B450 combo or go Intel with a 9xxx cpu and z390.

If your budget is truly that low, and you can't stretch to either of those, then grab a Ryzen 1700x/x370 or a Intel 8600k/z370.
 
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I only use my pc to browse the internet and play games at 720p.
To be honest if this is all your doing then the 580 with your current i5 is fine.

My brothers computer is a 1060 3gb (about 15% slower than the 580) along with a low clocked 3rd gen i5 and he pretty much runs every single game on at least high settings 1080p

Most games are running on 2015/2016 era engines and it doesn't sound like your looking for enthuasist level performance. Keep your current setup and save money in the mean time. Once the new game engines come out you can upgrade then
 

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Its not about money because i can find them for very cheap in my local shops. But from what ive tested with Assassin's creed oddysey, forza horizon 4 and sea of thieves the rx 580 doesnt perform good with the i5 2500. In forza horizon 4 im seeing a lot of input lag and stutter, also asc oddysey and sea of thieves doesnt run that great either. i have only seen a very small fps increase form the rx 460 ive had before. Thats why im considering the i7 3770 or e3 1230 v2
 
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Faster ram will help CPU unleash as many FPS as you get for low Res gaming.

Over locking would really help but you need the right CPU/mobo combo for that. Good cooling too :/
 

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What im mostly trying to achieve with upgrading to the i7 3770 is playing those games that are very cpu demanding that make the rx 580 useless
 
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2 of those 3 games you listed our poorly optimized. Also your not doing your CPU any favors by playing at 720p, you basically straining your CPU at that resolution and barely utilizing your GPU
 

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2 of those 3 games you listed our poorly optimized. Also your not doing your CPU any favors by playing at 720p, you basically straining your CPU at that resolution and barely utilizing your GPU
So if i increase the resolution will the performance be better since that will utilize my gpu more?
 
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So if i increase the resolution will the performance be better since that will utilize my gpu more?
The maximum/average framerate will go down since your rendering a higher resolution but it should be more consistent.

Basically you'll be less prone to stuttering/dips which seems to be the main issue (your hardware itself is more than capable of good settings)
 
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Just going from the i5 to the i7 is a decent upgrade. Still 4 cores but you get 8 threads instead of only 4 with the i5.

16gb ram should be fine, but try for the fastest you can get / supported by the motherboard
 
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Going from sandy to Ivy also gives you pcie 3.0
dual channel is more of a plus than the 1600 but both will be optimal
 
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Almost every quad core CPU made in the last 10 years will let you run the latest games. The ancient ones (1st-2nd gen) should be OCed to the 4GHz range.
 
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yes you can upgrade to i7 3700 and 16gb ddr3 1600mhz ram providing you can find it at a good price.
Otherwise stick with your i5 2500... will easily play games at 720p and at 1080p at decent settings too.
I would suggest upgrading to a ryzen platform.

If you have the money
Ryzen 5 3600, X570 Mobo, 16GB DDR4 3600

If you are on a tighter budget...
Ryzen 5 1600AF, B450 Mobo, 16GB DDR4 3600

If you are going to get a new system overhaul, please make you your psu is up to the task... if not have to buy a new one
 
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