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Worth upgrading Ryzen 5 1600x?

I don't know how much of a performance boost I'd get for upgrading this CPU for gaming purposes, or if it's even worth it right now. It's paired with a 1080ti, and I run games at 1440p resolution.

How much better are the new Ryzen chips, and would I see any benefit if it's paired with a 1080ti?

1080ti is still a beast for 1440p, and I can probably get by for another year without upgrading it.

Money isn't really a problem, but I don't like spending it on PC parts without very noticeable gains.

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Probably better off waiting for the next batch of CPUs to drop, a 1600x is still very capable.

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1600X is a good little CPU but it's a bottleneck to a 1080Ti.

I would sell it for $80 dollars or so and spend the difference of $120 to pick up a 3600 or even 3600X(Amazon had it for $199 the other day).

@ 1440p Certain games may be GPU bound for you, but a 3600 is a significant upgrade and you can keep your existing infrastructure (ram,mobo,)


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If you can oc the 1600X to 4GHz and RAM to 3466 CL14 using the dram calculator, then it should keep up with the 1080 Ti and wait for Gen 3.

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All the games where I'm CPU bound are garbage optimized ones, and I typically refund most of those that I buy, unless they're very good games. But garbage optimization frequently correlates with the rest of the game being garbage.

The most CPU heavy game I play is Monster Hunter World, and that game is GPU bound at 1440p on a 1080ti.

There isn't a GPU that'll run MHW at 4k max 60fps+, or I'd buy it right now.

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Quote: Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post
If you can oc the 1600X to 4GHz and RAM to 3466 CL14 using the dram calculator you, then it should keep up with the 1080 Ti and wait for Gen 3.
I couldn't even get 3200 CL 14 to run stable on this chip. I know 3466 won't work. I might run on some 1600x chips, just not mine. It also won't run 4ghz stable, 3.95 is about the max, but I settled on 3.9 because I can run that and keep it cool on a cooler master 212+ turbo. 3.9 will run stable on 1.3v, and I need 1.42v to keep 3.95 stable, and that's a big increase in temps for 50mhz. Some 1600x chips might run 4ghz @ 1.35v, but mine won't.

2966 is as high as I can run ram on this chip, any higher won't even post.

I probably got a below-average chip.


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Quote: Originally Posted by chaosblade02 View Post
All the games where I'm CPU bound are garbage optimized ones, and I typically refund most of those that I buy, unless they're very good games. But garbage optimization frequently correlates with the rest of the game being garbage.

The most CPU heavy game I play is Monster Hunter World, and that game is GPU bound at 1440p on a 1080ti.

There isn't a GPU that'll run MHW at 4k max 60fps+, or I'd buy it right now.

Sounds like your fine where you are at then? If you have the itch, upgrade. Otherwise just wait.

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The next rig I build, I'll buy a good chip that's already binned, and buy MB from their QVL, and good ram off the MBs QVL list, put a decent AIO cooler, and see how that works out. My current rig was semi-budget, minus the 1080ti.

I got my 1080ti for $680 in December 2016. Between that, the motherboard, CPU, ram, cooler, SSD (reused the PSU and case), the total was around $1400. So that's pretty budget for a 1080ti rig in 2016. And it's still a good rig, just not a super good rig anymore.

In 2018, I spent $700 on a 1440p Gsynch monitor.


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What Motherboard do you have?
You wont gain much of an advantage from the NEW 3rd GEN CPU without going with a X570 Motherboard as well.

I just upgraded from the 1700x and a x370 Motherboard to the 3700x and x570 Motherboard and have seen a dramatic difference.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Acertified View Post
What Motherboard do you have?
You wont gain much of an advantage from the NEW 3rd GEN CPU without going with a X570 Motherboard as well.
Not true at all unless he's on an absolute bottom of the barrel motherboard.

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