Will upgrading my GPU to GTX 1660 be bottle-necked by my PC?

July 7, 2019 at 19:35:25
Specs: Windows 10, CPU: Intel Core i5-4590, Ram: 16 GB
I want to upgrade my low-end GPU Gigabyte GTX 1660 Mini, My PC specs: i5-4590, 16 GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450 (The GPU I want to upgrade) you can take a look at the GPU @ https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeF... , Thank you.

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#1
July 8, 2019 at 01:52:04
the cpu would be the bottleneck. (but shouldnt be too much of a problem as long as you play around 60~75 fps)
https://pc-builds.com/calculator/Co...

if you where to upgrade the cpu & motherboard, get a ryzen 5 3600+X570 motherbard(similar performance as intel's i7 9700k but at half the price....)

some in depth review of the new ryzen chips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ab...

i5-6600K[delid]@4.9GHz/4.4GHz cache@1.504v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2400CL17@CL12-15-15-28 1T 3000MHz@1.45v | Sapphire Nitro+ SE RX 590 8GB@1450Mhz core@0.925v/2250MHz@1500MHz timings BiosModded


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#2
July 8, 2019 at 13:16:08
The card you linked to is not the Mini.

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#3
July 9, 2019 at 01:24:32
re #2, 1660 was not listed so used the 1660 ti,

rx 590 would be more similar:
https://pc-builds.com/calculator/Co...

performance comparison:
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compa...

but hey i have an rx 590, and my i5 6600k@4.8GHz is the bottleneck in a few games already.

i5-6600K[delid]@4.9GHz/4.4GHz cache@1.504v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2400CL17@CL12-15-15-28 1T 3000MHz@1.45v | Sapphire Nitro+ SE RX 590 8GB@1450Mhz core@0.925v/2250MHz@1500MHz timings BiosModded


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#4
July 9, 2019 at 14:58:21
The point I was making is (I assume) the mini was mentioned for a reason. The Amazon link in the OP is not the mini, it's the full sized version with dual cooling fans. The mini, as the name implies, is a smaller card (54mm/2.1" shorter than the full version) & only has one cooling fan.

https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphic...

As for the i5-4590 being a bottleneck, I wouldn't be concerned.
https://www.gpucheck.com/gpu/nvidia...

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#5
July 9, 2019 at 15:43:16
Well, Gigabyte states that it is compact size, so I say it's a mini version.

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#6
July 9, 2019 at 17:23:57
The one I linked to in response #4 is the MINI - "GeForceĀ® GTX 1660 MINI ITX OC 6G"
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphic...

The one you linked to in the OP is NOT the MINI - "GeForceĀ® GTX 1660 OC 6G"
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphic...

Compare the specs, the difference is the size of the cards & the number of cooling fans:
MINI has one fan, size is approx 6.7" x 4.8"x 1.5"
The non-MINI has two cooling fans, size is approx 8.8" x 4.8" x 1.6"

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