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ryzen 5 1600 or i7 7700

Im wondering what cpu to upgrade to from my current i5 6500 which isnt really cutting it for me. They both come around the same price regardless of which cpu i pick. All i really plan on doing is gaming with a gtx 1070 and maybe a little of multitasking off to the side
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  1. What about your current situation doesn't cut it?
    In what way is it lacking?
  2. The 7700k requires a cooler, but is clocked 500 MHz higher than the 7700 for $10 higher CPU cost. It's worth it, IMO...
  3. USAFRet said:
    What about your current situation doesn't cut it?
    In what way is it lacking?

    The i5 6500 stutters a lot when i game and i've been seeing a lot of benchmarks where people get considerably higher frame rate with a 1070
  4. Jonofre said:
    USAFRet said:
    What about your current situation doesn't cut it?
    In what way is it lacking?

    The i5 6500 stutters a lot when i game and i've been seeing a lot of benchmarks where people get considerably higher frame rate with a 1070


    A new CPU is not always the answer. Some games favor a more powerful CPU, some don't care.
    Maybe it is software....you have too much crap running, sucking up system resources.
    Maybe your RAM is lacking.
    Maybe a lot of other things.

    Identify the problem before applying a solution.
  5. Not sure if some folks are running encoding or streaming or an intense virus scan while gaming on the side, but , quite a few folks complaining of the 'i5 stutter'... ; admittedly, lots of folks also report zero for issues with the i5. But who complains the least? 6700k/7700k owners..
  6. mdd1963 said:
    Not sure if some folks are running encoding or streaming or an intense virus scan while gaming on the side, but , quite a few folks complaining of the 'i5 stutter'... ; admittedly, lots of folks also report zero for issues with the i5. But who complains the least? 6700k/7700k owners..


    Would you recommend upgrading from 8gb of ram to 16 gb i run all my games at max settings so i dont know if that would help or fix the stuttering issue
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    Max settings/ quality is much more of a video RAM issue, not system RAM. (6 gb seems enough for ultra quality at 1080P with 16x AA/AF , etc... Most folks report 8 GB system RAM is still enough, but, I'd opt for 16 GB when budgetarily feasible just to be sure.
  8. I'm still on an i5 4670k @4.5GHz and I haven't had any issues whatsoever. I've been noticing that my RAM and VRAM usage have been starting to creep up recently, though. Another 8GB stick might be a worthwhile investment.
  9. chemmajorp53 said:
    I'm still on an i5 4670k @4.5GHz and I haven't had any issues whatsoever. I've been noticing that my RAM and VRAM usage have been starting to creep up recently, though. Another 8GB stick might be a worthwhile investment.


    Yeah good call bf1 has been a game that i have seen this issue so i've ordered another stick of ram hopefully this should solve the issue
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