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What should I upgrade first? CPU or GPU (i5-6500 and gtx 1060 6gb)

Dan_Roman47

5 months ago

Should I upgrade my cpu to an i7, or should I try to get a new graphics card? My budget is $350.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd say neither as well. You're GPU is fine but for the prices of used Intel CPUs you might as well start thinking about a platform update and keeping the GPU

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

weirdly, I'm going to say none.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the motivation for upgrading? Do you have a specific slowdown issue (gaming fps, or move to higher resolution, or whatever), or are you just looking for "better"?

Either way, I suspect you aren't going to get much relief from a CPU upgrade. You'll probably have to replace at least mobo and CPU, and possibly memory depending on what you have. If you're at 8 GB memory and running short, put your money there. If you have no SSD, get one. If you're upgrading resolution to 1440p, you'll want to change out the GPU.

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