Will gtx 1660 bottleneck my cpu

udayi

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Hi, am having intel i5 4670 with gtx 970 and 16gb ddr3 ram, thinking of upgrading my gpu to gtx 1660, will there be bottleneck?

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VirtualLarry

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Check this TechYesCity video, he compares an i5-4440 (mid-range Haswell quad-core, much like yours), with a i9-9900K, and a GTX 1660 Super and an RX 570.

 

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Check this TechYesCity video, he compares an i5-4440 (mid-range Haswell quad-core, much like yours), with a i9-9900K, and a GTX 1660 Super and an RX 570.
Hah, he was saying to go with at least an i7-4770 with a 1660 Super, which is very nearly my configuration (I have a Xeon E3-1231v3, which is a 4770 minus 100 MHz). And even with the HT I still get cpu bottlenecks in a couple of games, such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider and AC Odyssey. So if 4C/8T Haswell bottlenecks a 1660 Super I have little doubt a 4C/4T Haswell will significantly bottleneck a 1660.

Personally in op's shoes I'd hold onto that GTX 970 and do a platform upgrade to something based on Ryzen 5 3600 or better, and then in a year buy whatever the best value card is in the $200 to $250 range. Because even today the 970 ain't bad. If mine hadn't died last year I would have kept it and done a platform upgrade to Ryzen 3600 this year instead of upgrading the gpu to a 1660 Super.
 

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If i upgrade my cpu to ryzen 5 3600 will gtx 970 not bottleneck?

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I play battle Royale games like pubg and cod warzone, apex

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