5600x vs 4770K with 1070 Ti

1 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:28 ID: mi2zc2

I currently have a 4770K with a 1070Ti. With GPUs being scarce, I don't have a choice but to stick with my current GPU. My 4770K can already get around 80-90 FPS at 1080p (BO Cold War) with my 1070Ti.

Will the Ryzen 5600x making a big difference in gaming performance? If so, by how much?

I really can't find anything comparing these 3 specific components. Mainly because the 4770K and 1070Ti is too old to compare and pairing up with the 5600x in mainstream reviews.

2 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:01 ID: gt2gkxq

5600x is a massive improvement over a 4770k

3 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:40 ID: gt2llm7

I was using a gtx 1080 and i5 7600k, upgraded the cpu to 5600x but kept the 1080(non ti).

Big jump in frames in BFV, RDR2 etc.

Same boat as you, waiting for gpu's to become available but just the cpu (and mobo) was well worth it.

ID: gt2s7bh


4 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:38 ID: gt2dnca

One way is to check your GPU usage while in-game. Is it constantly above 95%? Then you probably won't see much of an improvement. Although, a better CPU should help with the minimum fps or smooth out the frame pacing.

ID: gt2ezev

I see reviewers use a tool to show that info on the top left corner, but what tool is it? I'd like to check if the GPU or the CPU the bottleneck.

When I bought the 1070 Ti, the 4770K was already pretty old. It was originally paired with a AMD Radeon™ R9 280. The 1070 Ti was the upgrade to that machine. Now I'm ready to upgrade the platform - mobo/CPU/memory (DDR4).

ID: gt2lbhv

I see reviewers use a tool to show that info on the top left corner, but what tool is it?

Hmm... maybe something like MSI Afterburner?

5 : Anonymous2021/04/01 20:43 ID: gt2m3vi

I play sim racing titles and have a gtx 1070, with an i5 6400. In my preferred sim racing game my gpu sits at about 40% but the cpu is at a constant 100%. Without doubt I expect a 5600x to be of benefit for my usage - I’ve ordered it but it’s not arrived yet.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/01 19:36 ID: gt2dan4

It is true that the 1070ti is showing its age (especially for newer title) and probably needs an upgrade before getting a new CPU. Though that is highly dependent on resolution, settings, and targeted fps. The question is, is your 4770k bottlenecking? Do you feel stuttering in newer games? 80-90fps looks fine as average fps but is there sudden and drastic dips?

If you can't find any 1070ti benchmark with the 5600x, try it with the GTX 1080 which is very close to the 1070ti.

ID: gt2fqdq

Every so often there's a stutter, but it could be because I'm using a 1 TB HDD for game storage (though the OS is on a 256 GB SATA SSD).

Originally the 4770K was paired with a Radeon R9 280 (a good pairing back in the day). I since upgraded to a 1070 Ti, which by then the 4770K was already kinda old (Ryzen 1000 series was the hotness then). But now it's considered ancient, but still performs surprisingly well with current games (I currently only play COD MW and BOCW). I already have a high refresh rate monitor (2k 144hz), but been gaming at 1080p on demanding titles.

The card is awesome at Overwatch at 2k though.

ID: gt2lq1z

Yep, if neither the cpu or gpu bottleneck then it's probably the HDD struggling to load.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/01 21:05 ID: gt2oww5

Get the ryzen 5600x for a big upgrade with b550 or x570 motherboard and DDR4 3600

8 : Anonymous2021/04/01 23:34 ID: gt36gb6

I'm in almost the exact position as you, except that I have a 1080 with a 4770k.

My guess is that the 4770k is probably somewhere between the 1600x and 2600x. With the current-gen GPUs, it seems like you would gain up to 30% fps from the 4770k to the 5600x. However, it's hard to say how much you'd gain with an older GPU such as the 1070 Ti (or 1080). My guess is that it'll be quite a bit less than 30%.

I decided not to upgrade until I can get a GPU. But part of the reason is that I'm also waiting for new SFF cases to come out, and many components for SFF builds (such as PSUs and PCIE 4.0 risers) are either expensive or low in stock.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/02 00:21 ID: gt3bh5w

I went from 4.6GHz OC 4770k to stock R9 3900X and it was a masdive upgrade. R5 5600X is even better than my 3900X in games. I play with GTX 1080ti at 1440p so if you're with 1070ti at 1080p you should see similar improvements.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/02 00:22 ID: gt3bloe

I would say you will see an improvement. Especially with an Nvidia GPU with their CPU overhead.


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