Bottleneck CPU help.


I've recently bought a GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING 6GB DDR5 192-bit, and having a i3-4160 3.60GHz I've come to the conclusion that it bottlenecks a little. I'm wondering what the cheapest CPU is that I can upgrade to, same socket without changing the motherboard or anything else.
I'm thinking of buying an i5 of the same generation. Will that fix the bottleneck?
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  1. What motherboard are you using (to check the chipset)? I would say the i5 7600k would be a perfect match with the 1060. Costs ~200$.
    Reply to mbilal2
  2. I5 or a I7 of the same gen
    what is your MB make and mod?
    Reply to trampus123
  3. You could probably find a used 4770/4790 (or K variants) for fairly cheap on a local/online market. Even a 1150 socket Xeon (4C/8T versions) would work well over that i3 as long as your motherboard would support it.
    Reply to WildCard999
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    I suggest the i5 4690k. I use mine with a 1080ti.
    I highly recommend this cpu if you want to stick with a 1150 motherboard.
    Reply to brandxbeer
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