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Question Bottleneck?

KarolisLTS

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Hello, I'm currently using i5 6600(non k) with RX 480 and after 2 years I'm thinking about upgrading my gpu. Had a lot to choose from and I'm thinking about the GTX 1080. Other choice was GTX 1070, but here in my country the price difference between these used GPU's is pretty small, only about 45USD. One of the most troubling thing about upgrading was the CPU bottleneck. I've read a lot of forums about this and similar duos and opinions are very different. Some say it doesn't bottleneck at all, some, that it's even worse after upgrading to higher end GPU like 1080, doesn't matter if the game they are playing is more GPU or CPU demanding. And btw, I don't really have money to upgrade GPU and CPU at the same time. So my questions are, what's your opinion about this duo and is it worth upgrading into this GPU? I would like to play in stable 1080p 60hz, but if it would work I'd like to push the resolution up to 1440p.
 

daveybrat

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A GTX 1070 or GTX 2070 would work just fine. The cpu might be a minor bottleneck in heavily threaded games but for the most part should be a fantastic upgrade over your RX 480.
 

mopardude87

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With my old i5 4670 non k, i ran into some serious bottlenecks with a 1070ti. They followed right up to 1440p. Stick to a 1070.
 

jhansman

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It's been my sense that something will prove to be the bottleneck in a system, be it graphics card, RAM, whatever. I finally upgraded my vid card to my current one, and for sure I could have spent a lot more for newest and fastest. Still, this one is a leap ahead of what I was running in my Athlon II rig.
 

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