Solved AMD cpu & 4k gaming

September 22, 2017 at 17:30:23
Specs: windows 10 x64, 16GB 1866
I am an avid gamer, and recently upgraded my graphics card and purchased a 4k monitor. I know my cpu is getting quite dated, and am considering an upgrade. This would be expensive as a new mobo and ram would be needed. If I were to upgrade I would go to Ryzen 1800x. My question is, do you think the performance increase and future proofing would be worth the cost? Id be looking at ~1200 cdn at a minimum. A gpu upgrade isn't an option.I currently game at 4k/max settings in most titles and get good performance, but some titles not so much. Would a Ryzen 1800x be a significant improvement? Or am I more limited by the 1070 @4k?
Here is my current setup:

Gigabyte Gaming 970 SLI motherboard
FX 8350 (not oc'd)
16 GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1866
EVGA GTX 1070 SC
Corsair RM850 PSU
Corsair H115i Cpu Cooler
256GB M.2 SSD (OS)
240GB SSD (Games)
1TB, 2TB, 3TB Seagate HDD's (Storage)
3TB USB 3.0 External (Backup)
Asus wifi/bluetooth pci-e card
Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow case
Samsung 28" UHD monitor connected via display port (60hz)
LG Blue-ray burner

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September 23, 2017 at 06:00:35
The FX-8350 is a black edition CPU, correct? Why haven't you overclocked it? That should be your 1st move before spending any money.

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September 23, 2017 at 23:36:34
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Even if you overclock that FX 8350 you'll still be bottlenecking that GTX 1070. A CPU (and Mobo+RAM) upgrade is highly recommended if you want to take advantage of the 1070, and if most of what you do with your computer is gaming you can save some money and go for the Ryzen 5 1600+B350 motherboard and overclock it.

Core i5 4570 | 12GB RAM | MSI B85M-E45 | SanDisk 120GB SSD Plus | 2TB HDD | DVD-RW | XFX RX 460 4GB | EVGA 100-W1-0500 500W 80+ Bronze PSU | USB Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 | MS Windows 10 Pro x64

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September 25, 2017 at 06:17:45
Thanks for the replies. I will be upgrading in the very near future.

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