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1600x good with 4k gaming?

ReverseFlash

22 months ago

I was wondering if a 1600x is good with gaming at 4k it will be paired with a 1080 ik 1080 is great for 4k but I was wondering if the 1600x can handle well?

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  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I was wondering if the 1600x can handle well?

Yes, it would handle 4K gaming without problems, as the most load goes to the GPU regardless the CPU in question.

You could even achieve almost the same fps with an Ryzen 1200. ;)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!!! thx for response!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

For 4K go low on the CPU and get the best possible GPU you can get.

That applies to 90% of the games out there. ;)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, you would be locked to 60 hz with current 4k monitors.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, depending the game, you may be below that, but if you tweak the settings you may surpass that 60Hz barrier.

And you can very well go above 60fps on a 60Hz Monitor.

You may get tearing and you may not even notice it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Resolution has no direct impact on CPU workload. The 1600X is just as good at gaming at 4K, as it would be at 2K or 8K or whatever.

Indirectly, high resolutions are difficult to render for a GPU, thus, it is more common to have a severe GPU bottleneck at 4K, than at say, 1080P. This indirectly translates to high resolution gaming often reducing the effective CPU workload, though its important to understand that this indirect relationship does not change any of the underlying fundamentals of the workload. A given frame-rate will require a particular amount of CPU grunt regardless of resolution.

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