I only have the budget to upgrade my GPU or CPU. What would give me more FPS boost - AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070?
My AMD FX-4300 CPU was coming on six years old, so I decided to go an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with its $150 sale price back in August.
COVID-willing, I'll be off to college in under a year and am looking to finalize my setup for the next 4-6 years. Waiting on supposed 3060 Super or Ti announcements to replace my 1060, but I know I want to go 1440p come Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
Yet there are so many conflicting opinions on monitor size. I wanted to go 32" as my current 1080p panel is, but the internet says 27" is optimal for QHD. What do I go for? And will mid-range Ampere even make 1440p worth it?
Hello, my current build consists of:
I'm specifically looking for an upgrade on my graphics card, but I'm also open to other suggestion upgrades. Many thanks for considering my request.
I'm considering building a PC that will sit on a shelf under my desk instead of a tower, so I'm looking at a Micro-ATX setup. The PC will be mostly for video editing, no gaming, so I'm thinking onboard graphics with an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, MSI B450M Pro-VDH motherboard, and Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB single stick. I need the two PCI slots on the board for my sound card and Wi-Fi card.
Any thoughts on this setup before I buy it? Thanks.
Due to the world's current state, PC component prices have been fluctuating like crazy. I have already purchased a GIGABYTE B450 DS3H motherboard, and plan to buy a Ryzen 3 3200G or one of the vastly superior Zen 2 Ryzen 3 CPUs.
Is it worth waiting for prices to normalize, or should I get whichever is the cheapest as of now?
In anticipation of Cyberpunk 2077, I wanted to go back and play Witcher 3, but it seems to me my CPU is too weak. I currently have an MSI H81M-P33, Intel Pentium G3258, 4GB of memory, and a GTX 760. What should I do? I really want to play this game!
I want to build the fastest gaming PC possible for 4K HDR single-player games. Bang for a buck is not a concern, looking to get an NVIDIA GeForce 3090, and I want to get the most out of it. Productivity is not a concern whatsoever; talking about gaming performance ONLY. Your expert advice would be much appreciated. Should I get:
a) an i7 10700K and overclock it, giving me the fastest FPS by today's standards (on par with i9 10900K)
b) an AMD processor and a X570 motherboard hoping that PCI 4.0 Express will give a bit of extra performance to the 3090 and overall match the speed of the system above?
c) Wait until Ryzen 3 CPUs arrive, hoping they are on par with Intel and combined with PCI 4.0 Express that will be the fastest combination of components?
Finally, do you think there's a benefit to using a Ryzen CPU for games since most next games will be designed for consoles using the same architecture? Thank you so much. Any help would be much appreciated.
I have a 1-year-old laptop, the Lenovo Y520-15IKBN, with I7-7700HQ overclocked to 3.5GHz, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB RAM, and an MP510 Force SSD and 2TB HDD.
My Windows and my games are on my SSD, and I have gaming problems, like FPS drops, and I don't know why? I undervolted my CPU to -0,75V because at 0V [default] my temperature throttles and FPS drops a lot. I also have an external cooling pad under my laptop and can turn on Lenovo Nerve Center to turbo my fan speed and still have lag problems. Why?
I installed an Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 and BT on m.2 key E slot on motherboard ASUS Prime Z490-P.
I've updated the driver from Intel, but it never sees any Wi-Fi networks. I have a D-Link AC-3200 router, and I thought the device should see 802.11ac. Does that mean I need to buy an AX router?
I have an old gaming computer with an i5 750 that I have overclocked to 4GHz. I also have 4GB of RAM and an HD4870. Is a GPU upgrade all I would need for some gaming at 1440p?