Good CPU to pair with GTX 1070 @1080p 144hz

Hi everyone,
I just recently bought a 144hz 1080p monitor and have been absolutely loving it. So far I have played R6, Csgo, overwatch, and fortnite at 144fps all the time no problem. I just recently got into pubg and noticed that my gtx 1070 is being severely bottlenecked by my ryzen 5 1600. In pubg at competetive settings (mix of high, and low) most Intel systems are getting a solid 144fps and my system is being bottlenecked to around 110 fps. The same problem happens in GTA 5. Now that ryzen 2 is out, I was wondering if it makes more sense to upgrade to Ryzen 2 2600(x) or an i5 8600k. I already have a motherboard for the 2600 as it uses the same one as my 1600 whereas I would have to buy a completely separate mobo for the i5. I really want as little bottleneck as possible and am not willing to shell out $650 cad for an i7 8700k and mobo. Which processor would get the most out of gtx 1070 for my 144hz monitor.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. I am also open to getting used CPU's like the 6700k etc but would prefer this gen.
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  1. I would advice on getting something higher than the processor you currently have. On another note, what are your full current system's specs?
    List them like so:
    CPU:
    Motherboard:
    Ram:
    SSD/HDD:
    GPU:
    PSU:
    Chassis:
    OS:
  2. Lutfij said:
    I would advice on getting something higher than the processor you currently have. On another note, what are your full current system's specs?
    List them like so:
    CPU:
    Motherboard:
    Ram:
    SSD/HDD:
    GPU:
    PSU:
    Chassis:
    OS:
  3. CPU ryzen 5 1600
    GPU zotac mini gtx 1070
    Memory 16gb (2×8) corsair vengeance lpx 3000mhz
    Storage 1tb wd blue and 240gb Samsung 860 evo
    Mobo msi b350 tomahawk
    PSU corsair cx550
    Case nzxt s340
    OS windows 10 pro 64 but

    I'm open to any cpu options wirhin reason as I would like to get as much out of my 1070 as possible.
  4. I'd say your graphics card could be the problem. It is a Zotac Mini, and while I do think those cards are good for their size and price, those cards tend to run hotter than their bigger sister cards of other manufacturers because of thermals. Also, if you are trying to reach high FPS rates on maximum settings, your graphics card is taxed more heavily than your CPU. I've been using a Ryzen 5 1600, and I'd say it works great. I've never had a performance issue with it. I use a big EVGA 1060 6GB card, and like you, reach high FPS rates (200 FPS on LoL, 120-144 FPS on Overwatch) on max settings, and my GPU fans don't even run. What I'm saying is that thermals play a big part in PC performance, not just specs. With a card like the Zotac Mini that doesn't have the best thermals, I'd say your graphics card may be hitting a really high temperature, and then your system is capped at a certain FPS for safety reasons.

    Also, I don't think a 1070 has enough juice for 1080p at 144Hz. However, any graphics card that has good thermals can be potentially overclocked. Your version of the 1070 just isn't the best for OC due to its thermals. I'd recommend buying a new graphics card with better thermals, from a manufacturer like EVGA or MSI.

    It's also possible that your CPU has some issues, but if you want to confirm that, you will have to take some benchmarks. If you don't know how to benchmark your PC, CineBench is a great tool, and there are numerous videos on YouTube that can teach you how to benchmark.
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