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With an i5-4590 @ 3.7ghz, what's the best graphics card I can buy without bottlenecking while gaming @ 1080p?

or is there one?

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Originally Posted by JeremyS View Post

With an i5-4590 @ 3.7ghz, what's the best graphics card I can buy without bottlenecking while gaming @ 1080p?

or is there one?

thanks. thumb.gif

You honestly should be fine with most current and even last gen cards, not much to worry about bottlenecking with that CPU for games @ 1080.

I have an i5 3570k paired with an GTX 1070 and my cpu rarely hits more than 50% while gaming, even though its overclocked, I never see it come close to bottlenecking.
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You might hit a CPU limitation here and there depending on the game and situation, but the fact is this can happen with even the fastest overclocked CPU's available today sometimes. The alternative is to buy a slower graphics card so that the bottleneck is on the GPU 100% of the time, which is pointless.

I wouldnt have a problem pairing that CPU with a GTX 1080 if it were me. Although at 1080p an RX480 is the best value deal at the moment buying new IMO, anything slower wont be much of an upgrade over your 280x if your sig rig is correct, obviously the mobo isnt smile.gif.
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You might hit a CPU limitation here and there depending on the game and situation, but the fact is this can happen with even the fastest overclocked CPU's available today sometimes. The alternative is to buy a slower graphics card so that the bottleneck is on the GPU 100% of the time, which is pointless.

I wouldnt have a problem pairing that CPU with a GTX 1080 if it were me. Although at 1080p an RX480 is the best value deal at the moment buying new IMO, anything slower wont be much of an upgrade over your 280x if your sig rig is correct, obviously the mobo isnt smile.gif.

Thanks for the info!

Yeah, I updated my rig and for some reason only half of the stuff updated haha I do currently have a 280x though.
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Thanks for the info!

Yeah, I updated my rig and for some reason only half of the stuff updated haha I do currently have a 280x though.

Yes you should be good to go. I have been using my Z77 & i5 3750k for a very long time now and never really had a reason to upgrade it.
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Yes you should be good to go. I have been using my Z77 & i5 3750k for a very long time now and never really had a reason to upgrade it.

Thanks. Think I'll check out the 480.
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Thanks. Think I'll check out the 480.

Make sure you get a custom model 480 with the 8GHZ memory, some people might prefer the 6GB 1060 which is a bit better in DX11 and also a good option, I just feel the RX480 is almost as good as the 1060 now on average and will improve with age as DX12 and other API's like Vulkan become more popular. I wouldnt touch the 3GB 1060 as its actually a different card missing some cores as well as the memory, compared to the 4GB RX480 which is the same chip as the 8GB version for a bit cheaper.

Shop around a bit, good luck smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Slink3Slyde View Post

Make sure you get a custom model 480 with the 8GHZ memory, some people might prefer the 6GB 1060 which is a bit better in DX11 and also a good option, I just feel the RX480 is almost as good as the 1060 now on average and will improve with age as DX12 and other API's like Vulkan become more popular. I wouldnt touch the 3GB 1060 as its actually a different card missing some cores as well as the memory, compared to the 4GB RX480 which is the same chip as the 8GB version for a bit cheaper.

Shop around a bit, good luck smile.gif

Was going to mention exactly this. Either look for the custom 8GB RX480 or a custom cooler 6GB GTX1060
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