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FX8150 to i7 6700K or 970 to 1070 for GR:Wildlands

I have
FX8150 non oc
RAM 16GB ddr3 1866
GTX 970
SHould I upgrade the cpu to i7 6700K+new mb+16GB DDR4 3200
or
970 to 1070
I plan to upgrade both but now I can only do one
Which one will give me more fps for now ?
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  1. Best answer
    Use MSI afterburner or something similar to log CPU usage and GPU usage. (Windows task manager is enough to manage cpu usage and ram usage).

    Then run your game. When FPS gets low, alt-tab and see if your CPU, RAM, or GPU are at 100%. If one is at 100% and others aren't close to 100%, then the component at 100% is your limiting component. Upgrade it.
  2. Your FX is choking your 970 already on a lot of games and will get worse, yet with an I5 or higher, your 970 will be fine at higher settings for awhile longer (and when u upgrade to say a 1070/1080 a I5 or I7 will still be plenty). I just ditched FX and found out how badly I was choking my R9 390 (games like Titanfall 2, Overwatch, Gears 4 went from stripped high settings of @40 fps to full high/epic settings @70-90 fps, same R9 gpu). Upgraded to an I5 6600k after much debate over I5 to I7. If your only playing games and normal house hold stuff, I5 is plenty. If your going to stream or do any editing etc then maybe the I7 is a better choice for you. Good luck
  3. jtabb1256 said:
    Use MSI afterburner or something similar to log CPU usage and GPU usage. (Windows task manager is enough to manage cpu usage and ram usage).

    Then run your game. When FPS gets low, alt-tab and see if your CPU, RAM, or GPU are at 100%. If one is at 100% and others aren't close to 100%, then the component at 100% is your limiting component. Upgrade it.


    I ran the benchmark
    https://s3.postimg.org/famk1rx67/GRW_2017_03_07_02_33_37_206.jpg

    https://s3.postimg.org/fonw1dh9r/GRW_2017_03_07_02_35_33_559.jpg


    So GPU then, sir ?
  4. Leximon said:
    jtabb1256 said:
    Use MSI afterburner or something similar to log CPU usage and GPU usage. (Windows task manager is enough to manage cpu usage and ram usage).

    Then run your game. When FPS gets low, alt-tab and see if your CPU, RAM, or GPU are at 100%. If one is at 100% and others aren't close to 100%, then the component at 100% is your limiting component. Upgrade it.


    I ran the benchmark
    https://s3.postimg.org/famk1rx67/GRW_2017_03_07_02_33_37_206.jpg

    https://s3.postimg.org/fonw1dh9r/GRW_2017_03_07_02_35_33_559.jpg


    So GPU then, sir ?



    For that particular game, definitely. I do think once you upgrade to the 1070, your CPU will keep it from running at its max, and some games will be harder on the CPU than others.

    Overclocking your CPU will help with this. I'd say get a nice CPU cooler than you can use on this CPU and your future CPU.

    But, for that game, you would definitely benefit the most from a better GPU. GTX 1070 is what I use for 2560 X 1440 and I can max almost max out AAA games and still get 60fps. Definitely powerful enough for your resolution.

    I realized I said definitely 3 times, but whatever.
  5. GR wastelands is 1 of the worst graphic games I've come across in a long time. I wouldn't build a system based on this 1 games benchmark. All the games I play OW, Titanfall 2, Gears 4, H.O.T.S., Shadows Mordor, all of them I'm running settings high or higher w my 390 (@ the same as a 970) at minimum 60 fps but wastelands?? Med with not even 60 fps. That game is not optimized well at all. If your going to do both upgrades but only 1 now, your cpu is way older tech then your gpu or the cpu you'd switch to. Dump the amd cpu, unless your jumping to Ryzen, and even then, if only gaming, a I5 still waay better the the FX and plenty for 970-1080
  6. The 970 is still pretty damn solid while I can see the FX8150 being a bottleneck for a gtx 1070 in certain titles (and believe me, you won't be playing that game forever) so I'd definitely say the CPU should be upgraded first.
  7. Jimmyduxfan said:
    GR wastelands is 1 of the worst graphic games I've come across in a long time. I wouldn't build a system based on this 1 games benchmark. All the games I play OW, Titanfall 2, Gears 4, H.O.T.S., Shadows Mordor, all of them I'm running settings high or higher w my 390 (@ the same as a 970) at minimum 60 fps but wastelands?? Med with not even 60 fps. That game is not optimized well at all. If your going to do both upgrades but only 1 now, your cpu is way older tech then your gpu or the cpu you'd switch to. Dump the amd cpu, unless your jumping to Ryzen, and even then, if only gaming, a I5 still waay better the the FX and plenty for 970-1080


    True, which is why I made it clear (maybe not clear enough) that the GPU upgrade will probably only help in that particular case.
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