X51 R2 CPU possible bottleneck/ CPU upgrade

Discussion in 'X51 R1/R2/R3' started by Ravgov, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Ravgov

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    Hello all,

    I have these following 3 questions regarding my CPU and a possible upgrade I'm thinking, but firstly I would like your opinion if an upgrade would be really worth it.

    So my build is the following:

    X51 R2

    WINDOWS 10/ x64
    BIOS A10 (up to date)

    16GB DDR3

    i5 4460 3.2 ghz / max turbo 3.4 ghz

    GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA mini - upgraded from GTX 745)

    SSD Corsair 480GB (upgraded from a 2TB HDD which is removed from the machine).

    330W Power Brick (upgrade from the 240W).
    DVD Rom also removed.
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    Overall my X51 boots like in 5 seconds and performs very well.
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    However, I would like your opinion on the following:

    1. Do you think that my the i5 4460 3.2 ghz bottlenecks the GTX 1060 6GB? , and

    2. Do you think that upgrading to an X51 R2 compatible i7 would make a difference on gaming or not really ? - would it be worth it? On which case a compatible i7 would make a difference anyway?

    3. Which i7 is compatible with my machine R2 BIOS A10 ?
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    Thnk u :) !!
     
  2. Ravgov

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    Hello again! Well your feedback regarding an i7 on an R2 would be appreciated.
    thnx!!
     
  3. LinaCrysta

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    your i5 shouldn't bottleneck the system at all I think you are fine.the difference of i5 and i7 for gaming is small,you'd notice the difference if your running multiple games at once tho but that's about it
     
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  4. Ravgov

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    Thnx for the reply! noted.

    I asked this having also in mind a possible gpu upgrade in the future.
    Do you think that the i5 4460 3.2 ghz can handle even a gtx 1080 ?

    Which gpu would you reccomend as the higher cap limit for this cpu?

    Thnx again
     
  5. LinaCrysta

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    That cpu can handle any of the GTX 10XX even a 1080 with no trouble at all ^.^