i3 7100 + gtx 1060 vs i5 7400 + gtx 1050ti

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  1. morgs640

    morgs640 New Member

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    what wins for gaming? what would you go for? thanks
     
  2. havabeer

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    I3 + 1060

    Most modern games use the gpu then CPU
     
  3. bumography

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    Can you try squeezing in i5 7400 + 3gb GTX1060?
    1060 (even the 3gb version) is just way faster than 1050/1050ti
     
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    Agreed, find a way to make it work, this is the standard in mid range gaming systems.
     
  5. The OC

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    Agreed with the posts above.

    In fact I would even go with the Pentium 4560, it's literally half the price of the i3 7100 ($80 vs $160) The latest Pentiums have Hyper-threading too so aren't far off i3s in games, only about 5% slower and thats on a GTX 1070: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwLv6JmUSFY

    You can go from a 1050 Ti to a 1060 3GB with those $80 and your gaming performance will be far better :thumbup:

    I know some people will say the Pentium will bottleneck the GTX 1060 and while this would be true to some extent (depending on the game) I am certain in 99% of games a Pentium 4560 + GTX 1060 3GB would blow away an i3 or even i5 with a GTX 1050 Ti.

    It's all about maximising the return for your dollar, when it comes to gaming GPU performance is key
     
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    With Kabylake I would not buy an i3 when the pentium is fine for almost all games.

    I had a G4560 for a while playing Fallout 4 with my Titan X and it smashes every detail on ultra at 1440p 60FPS. Can go higher but my monitor only supports 60FPS.

    However as stated above, only a handle of games utilize/require more than four threads, or even need four cores...Far Cry 4 comes to mind.

    So either Pentium, i5 or i7 (if you need/want higher tier and depending on the games you will pay).

    You will find 99% of game developers will optimise for 4 thread, not four core. It is all about personal needs really.

    Also OP you ask what is fine for gaming? Well that dpends on what native res you wish to play at. Assuming only entry of 1080P, then yeah 1060 is fine.
     
  7. morgs640

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    Thanks for all the answers is it worth getting a 6gb 1060 or just go for the 3gb? $332 for the 6gb or $263 for the 3gb, what will the extra ram give me?
     
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    Go the 6GB.

    You will bottleneck FPS in some titles with 3GB.
     
  9. The OC

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-vs-6gb-review

    To be honest not a huge difference, the one game that stands out is Hitman where the extra VRAM makes a big difference, otherwise you're looking at a 5 - 10% difference in games that aren't limited by the 3GB of VRAM
     
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    I can get an i5 7500 + GTX 1060 3gb would this be the best option?
     
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    you might get away with it, but future games are going to get more demanding? what are you actually building the machine for? if your playing WoW or CS:GO yeah the 3gig will shit all over it

    but even games like GTA:V like more then 3 gig of ram
     
  12. BuzzPuppy

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    Does it have to be intel?

    We are only two weeks away from seeing what AMD bring with Ryzen when it comes to CPUs.
     
  13. tree86ers

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    rule of thumb here
    find out what your budget is.
    CPU - 4 threads is recommended, 4 cores can lead to better results (not always)
    GPU - should be where most of the budget goes for the main HW. (that being motherboard; CPU; RAM and GPU)

    i5 gives a great mid range performance for a CPU, for gaming only PC this would be optimum choice.
    Gtx 1060 - the 3 GB would get the job done on everything you throw at it. 6GB will give you better texture details in games that are more demanding.

    really depends what type of games your aiming for this build? is it an everything build and getting your bang for buck? or is it for wow and CS?

    as BuzzPuppy stated give it a couple of weeks. AMD is rumored to launch the new CPU within the next month and there new GPU within the next 2 months. trying not to feed the hype but at this stage it may be better to hold off to see what impact it has, for if the rumors are true on the CPU side you could be able to pick up something better than the i5 for the same cost.
     
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    yeo Is the case wanted
     
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    To buy a low end Intel rig right now would be insane.

    Also why are you not looking at an RX 480? They are both around the same performance and the RX 480 will offer far longer longevity due to the GCN architecture. The 470 is also a option.



    Obviously funding is tight, in that case make sure you get the system right in the first place.

    2nd hand parts are also a very sensible option. With the Ryzen CPU's being release I would not be surprised to see quite a few 2nd & 3rd gen i7's and boards hit the for sale sections. 2nd hand 980ti's are around $400 and they will slap the 1060ti and 480 silly.
     
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    My htpc runs a i3 6100 and 2gb 760 and holds up to BF1 and random other titles at 1080p well. A 1060 will do stupid well in 1080p. Budget I would go pentium and 3gb 1060 or a RX470. Bit more cash a 6gb 1060 or rx480

    My main pc runs a FuryX and drivers seem to be treating me well so have no problems suggesting amd.
     
  17. morgs640

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    Thanks for the replies guys, this is for a friend and they have informed me they aren't going to buy for about a month so will reassess when they are ready to bite the bullet, cheers.
     

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