How much of an upgrade would a 5600X be over a 1600AF in Warzone @ 1080P?

1 : Anonymous2021/10/16 14:12 ID: q9cssw


I currently have a Ryzen 5 1600AF, an XFX 5700XT, 16GB @ 3400Mhz , an X570 board, and I play on a 1080p 75hz monitor. How much of a performance benefit would I see in Warzone with just a CPU upgrade? Keep in mind I have my render resolution in game set to 134%, which is more or less 1440p res on a 1080p monitor. Thanks

2 : Anonymous2021/10/16 14:33 ID: hgv3yz3

Why would you set res to 1440p on 1080p monitor?

ID: hgv4v9h

Its just the in-game render resolution. I can see people further away in game.

ID: hgx51xi

Something that will help which you may not have considered... since you are essentialy supersampling, you can probably turn off any anti aliasing for a performance bump. Because you are rendering at a higher resolution than your display, it's basically taking care of the aliasing for you automatically.

ID: hgv5vww


ID: hgw9mu2

Over sampling

3 : Anonymous2021/10/16 14:55 ID: hgv6pqm

1440p would definitely start leaning in the gpu more than the cpu but it's a pretty drastic increase in cpu performance going from a 1600af to a 5600x.

4 : Anonymous2021/10/16 15:09 ID: hgv8fl6

Well a good upgrade but that monitor is kinda underwhelming.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/16 15:23 ID: hgva6yl

A lot. I went from 2600x to 5600x and it was a huge difference.

ID: hgw9r7v

Same I went 2600 to 5800x on 1440/144 with a 5700xt and the difference was staggering

6 : Anonymous2021/10/16 16:45 ID: hgvlcoc

Over 9000!

7 : Anonymous2021/10/16 16:56 ID: hgvmufh

With only a 1080p 75hz monitor, I would honestly spend the money on a new monitor rather than a CPU upgrade with your current setup. You've got a good GPU for 1440p and you pretty much play the game at that resolution already, might as well get a nice 1440p 144hz IPS monitor and properly enjoy that.

A new CPU would just mean you're bottlenecked by your 75hz panel, unless you play without v-sync or Freesync and deal with screen tearing.

ID: hgw9z5o

Good point actually back this 100%

8 : Anonymous2021/10/16 14:59 ID: hgv7aaa

A lot, perhaps a 2X improvement, but the bigger upgrade would be to not play Warzone. You owe that to yourself 🙂 !

ID: hgv9d92

I mostly stick to Modern Warfare, but seeing as Warzone uses the same game engine, the same results apply. Havent bought Cold War, probably wont buy Vanguard, and I am holding out for MW2

ID: hgvm21p

Good man.

9 : Anonymous2021/10/16 16:26 ID: hgviqlg

same performance difference coming from bulldozer to ryzen around a 50% ipc lift.
so the biggest upgrade you can do

ID: hgvmkew

Still waiting on the price to go down on these chips tho. Why is it still above $250? I think i can wait tbh

ID: hgvmr86

i made the same switch when 5600X released, but i couldn't believe what you just said about the "%50 ipc lift". i thought you were exaggerating, checked it out and its actually more than %50 lmao. and then there is a huge boost clock difference which is around 900-1000 MHz.

10 : Anonymous2021/10/16 17:40 ID: hgvt3ub

Moving from a 3600xt to a 5600x is substantial enough that i would recommend anyone that it's a worthwhile upgrade. A 1600AF to 5600x is twice that at least.

A 5700xt will certainly see uplift even at 1440p. I saw minimums significantly improve and i play at 4k UWS

11 : Anonymous2021/10/16 20:09 ID: hgwdvb2

From what I can tell according to this your CPU is already capable of being over 90 fps 95% of the time. So if you're stuck at 75hz, you'll likely not see much of a difference. Your 1% frame time lows would see an increase some of the time. The game will run at a higher FPS, which has its advantages with latency maybe, but it won't feel that much smoother. At least not smoother enough that spending $280 is worth it IMO.

Trade your 5700xt for a 6700xt. They go for like the same price today, and then get a 1440p, 144hz IPS monitor instead. Sell your monitor for whatever you can get.

12 : Anonymous2021/10/16 22:10 ID: hgwuarz

Warzone is largely CPU dependent so the upgrade would be more than marginal

13 : Anonymous2021/10/16 22:33 ID: hgwx88k

My 1600 (non-af) to 5800X was nearly double in the few things I benchmarked. Time Spy CPU, Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1080P medium, Ashes of the Singularity CPU focused. On a 5700XT. So, I would guess a 1600AF to 5600X would be 90% faster instead of the 95% I got in the things I benchmarked where the extra cores are not a significant impact. Mostly because a 1600AF is faster than an OG 1600, so you would have a higher baseline.

A confounding variable in comparing my result to what your own might be, is that my DDR4 3200 RAM was only stable at 2833 with the 1600 and is stable at 3200 on the 5800X. Also, the 5700XT gets to run PCIE4 instead of PCIE3 but I don't think that would impact the results.


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