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Solved My CPU is faster then my GPU thus bottlenecking it.

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  1. Vvorren

    Vvorren Thread Starter

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    Hi I'm new when it comes to pc building and also I'm tight on a budget so I really need to think when buying pc parts. First off my CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600 and my GPU is a 1060 6gb. I wanted to know it if my system will bottleneck or not so I went into this website https://thebottlenecker.com/calculator it told me that the bottleneck was about 26% meaning that my GPU is weaker then my CPU and will limit it, which then got me worried because the maximum you what it to be under 10%, if I upgraded to a 1070 a better GPU when my bottleneck will be around 1%. So I'm wondering if this will effect the FPS of games ?? Do I need a better GPU to balance out the bottleneck to 10% and will that increase my FPS? What about photoshop or Sony Vegas, I know that they are not GPU intensive so having a better GPU really doesn't matter or does it ? And I'm mainly building this for gaming. Please help.
     
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    These are the performance scores of the 2 processor/graphic card combinations you mentioned.

    I'm not a hardware/gaming expert, but I don't see a bottlenecking concern with either combination.

    You didn't say how much RAM you have in your gaming rig, nor did you describe the motherboard and power supply in it.

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  3. Vvorren

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    16 GB of ddr4 ram(ram speed 3000 MHz) and the motherboard is msi b350m (overclockable). The power supply is evga 600w. So I'm guessing it's all good then. Anyway thx for the response
     
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    Just some advise;
    Ryzen has incredible performance however ryzen is NOT intel. You cannot just slap parts together and have it run great. Ryzen takes careful tuning/tweaking in the bios to achieve a high level of performance.

    As an example, I have two personal systems; an intel 7600k overclocked to 4.5gig and a ryzen 1700X overclocked to 3.9gig. On single core benchmarks, the intel has a slight advantage [not surprising since it is clocked quite a bit higher] On a multicore benchmark, the ryzen system literately blows the intel out of the water; doubling the cinebench cpu score. On realbench, the ryzen scores approx 35% higher than the intel.

    Some more advise. Ram is not going to run at 3000 unless you set speed, timings, and vdimm manually in the bios. Most likely on first bootup, it will run at 2133 or [maybe] 2600.
    Next msi motherboard. Unless you have already purchased these parts, I would REALLY go with an asus, asrock, or gigabyte board running the X470 chipset. IMO msi is a mid-level mfg [at best] and their boards are not up to the quality of a high end asus board.

    The board you listed is a pretty low end motherboard. OK for a basic system build however not ok for a gaming build.
     
  5. Vvorren

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    Dude thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. I'll try my best to apply it to my build, as for the motherboard I'm going for a micro ATX so there is a limit when choosing a motherboard to be honest or am I better off choosing a standard atx motherboard? As for overclocking should I use a air cooler or a liquid cooler ? And when overclocking does it take more waltage ? Meaning I need a higher power supply ?
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Micro boards are not for gaming systems. Generally a micro board has only two ram slots, no steel pci-e slot for the video, low end power regulation, etc. A micro board is fine for an office system NOT if you are building a gaming system.
    This is the board I am using in my ryzen system;
    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-CROSSHAIR-VI-HERO/
    It has been superseded by the newer HERO VII running the X470 chipset. The ROG boards from asus are NOT cheap however they are just about bullet proof. In the end, you get what you pay for.

    A mild overclock is fine using something like a coolermaster 212 type cooler. If you want to hard core overclock, go liquid cooling. Yes, overclocking takes more pw [another reason to go with a high end board] It is not just the pw supply, you need quality pw regulation on the board ie heavy duty voltage regulators AND heavy duty capacitors.
     
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