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Max GPU for Ryzen 3600?

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Max GPU for Ryzen 3600?

Hi fellow geeks. I have a Ryzen 3600 cpu with an RTX 2060 right now and I was wondering how high I could upgrade my GPU till the CPU is the bottleneck?

Would an RTX 3070 or 3080 be a waste of money? I know I could just upgrade the CPU but I'd rather not since I just upgraded only two years ago.

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dazurn wrote: Hi fellow geeks. I have a Ryzen 3600 cpu with an RTX 2060 right now and I was wondering how high I could upgrade my GPU till the CPU is the bottleneck?

Would an RTX 3070 or 3080 be a waste of money? I know I could just upgrade the CPU but I'd rather not since I just upgraded only two years ago.

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That's a bit of a wide question, also depends what games you play and especially at what resolution. But the 3600 can run a 3070 or 3080 yes, especially at 1440p/4K where you're more GPU bound.

I have a 5700x and a 3060TI and I game at 4K with DLSS and I'm super GPU limited.
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I play at 1440p, I currently play pretty old games but I'd like to try new stuff. I'm a FPS player.
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dazurn wrote: I play at 1440p, I currently play pretty old games but I'd like to try new stuff. I'm a FPS player.
At 1440p its more GPU dependent anyways. Your 3600 will do ok with a 3060/3070 level card. If you want you can upgrade to a 5600, there is tangible difference between a 3600 and 5600, the price is not bad if you consider you might be able to get rid of your old 3600 for ~$80... so a $160 5600 is "only" $80 upgrade :)
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dazurn wrote: I play at 1440p, I currently play pretty old games but I'd like to try new stuff. I'm a FPS player.
You could upgrade to a 5800X3D after the fact for $429 assuming you have a B450 or higher motherboard and the BIOS is updated if you got a new video card and found you were CPU bound, the only way to be sure since you haven't named any specific games is to get the new GPU and try the newer games out.
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iamsiege wrote: You could upgrade to a 5800X3D after the fact for $429 assuming you have a B450 or higher motherboard and the BIOS is updated if you got a new video card and found you were CPU bound, the only way to be sure since you haven't named any specific games is to get the new GPU and try the newer games out.
Thanks for the help. I'll probably just upgrade the GPU and see how it goes.
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Krigen89 wrote: That's a bit of a wide question, also depends what games you play and especially at what resolution. But the 3600 can run a 3070 or 3080 yes, especially at 1440p/4K where you're more GPU bound.

I have a 5700x and a 3060TI and I game at 4K with DLSS and I'm super GPU limited.
4K? Yeah, right, sure.
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dazurn wrote: Thanks for the help. I'll probably just upgrade the GPU and see how it goes.
coilz wrote: At 1440p its more GPU dependent anyways. Your 3600 will do ok with a 3060/3070 level card. If you want you can upgrade to a 5600, there is tangible difference between a 3600 and 5600, the price is not bad if you consider you might be able to get rid of your old 3600 for ~$80... so a $160 5600 is "only" $80 upgrade :)
I agree with your thinking. OP could just get a good deal on whatever is available in his budget 3070/3080 and then wait for a good deal on something like a 5600/X later. Processors are more likely to discount/reduce in price than these outrageously priced Ampere cards. :) Also, the OP didn't mention if he's looking at new or used?
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teleguitar wrote: 4K? Yeah, right, sure.
Are you saying my LG C1 isn't a 4K TV?

I played Control on it at 4K with quality DLSS and full Ray Tracing staying around 48-55 FPS the whole time, which is perfect for a single player title with VRR.

If you like playing CS:GO at 720p on very low, that's cool too. Not my use case.
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Krigen89 wrote: Are you saying my LG C1 isn't a 4K TV?

I played Control on it at 4K with quality DLSS and full Ray Tracing staying around 48-55 FPS the whole time, which is perfect for a single player title with VRR.

If you like playing CS:GO at 720p on very low, that's cool too. Not my use case.
Was that a 3070? I recall averaging over 60FPS on the TV with my 3600/3080 combo.

Edit: Oh, I skipped over your comment of 5700x/3060 Ti. Makes sense.

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