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CPU, GPU, or RAM intensive?

CluelessHero
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I recently bought a new graphics card which increased my in game performance quite a bit but it still doesn't work out well for me. Anyone would recommend if I should upgrade my RAM or CPU? Or if my PC is bottlenecking? Any suggestions would be of great help. Thank you in advance.

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Superclocked
RAM: 8GB

Edited by CluelessHero on June 26, 2017 5:33AM

  • Lightspeedflashb14_ESO
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    This game, like almost every other MMO out there, is heavily CPU dependent. You need to have a high clock speed, at least quad core, if you want 60+ fps in major city, like mournhold or in cyrodil pvp.
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    PVP is very CPU intensive especially on Vivec campaign when there are lots of players nearby. Unfortunately, the CPU you are using is an older dual core model.

    I have tried ESO with 1050 Ti paired with i7-6770K CPU, and the result was stable 1080p 60fps in most PVE areas on ultra settings.



    Edited by IcyDeadPeople on June 26, 2017 10:47PM
  • Sarato
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    CPU. For everthing bro.
    GTX 750ti will do fine, GTX 1050ti will do extremely better, GTX 1070 is like everything high on 1440p or 4k.
    Intel core i5 6k+ or Intel core i7 5k+

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  • Sarato
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    Oh and ram could be 8gb or 16gb really no difference unless you like to multitask very very fastly
    Edited by Sarato on June 26, 2017 4:53PM
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    CPU :/
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    Your CPU is right near the bottom end of the specs for the game, so I say CPU.

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  • Belidos
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    I recently bought a new graphics card which increased my in game performance quite a bit but it still doesn't work out well for me. Anyone would recommend if I should upgrade my RAM or CPU? Or if my PC is bottlenecking? Any suggestions would be of great help. Thank you in advance.

    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
    GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Superclocked
    RAM: 8GB

    1. MMO's are generally CPU hungry, the majority of the heavy workload is interpreting the data streaming between you the server and other players. Your CPU is one of the early (in fact i think it's the first) i5 processors, so you might seriously want to upgrade this. Unfortunately it's not as easy as that becuase upgrading that CPU to a modern CPU will mean a new mother board AND new memory sticks as the ones you have won't be compatible with newer CPU's.
    2. There's a lot of misconception about how good Nvidia graphics cards are, they lok at the number and think "ooh that one's higher, it must be better", this isn't always the case, there are technically two numbers there, the 10 which is the series number, this has only minor baring on how good the processor is, and only really makes a difference when there's been a major jump in technology, now the last part, the 50, that is the important part, that tells you how powerful the card is, they're usually numbered x10, x20, x30, x40, x50, x60. x70. x80, this roughly corresponds to a list of how powerful they are, x10 to x40 are what are classed as workstation cards, they're only good really for workstation tasks like word processing etc, and very very low end gaming, x50 is your entry level gaming card, for low to mid end gaming, x60 is your mid to high level gaming, x70 is your high to very high level gaming, and x80 is for extreme gaming (Titans are for rich buggers who want to show off). Now taking this into account, and accounting for an overlap between series, if you look at the 1050, you will find that in raw power it's actually the equivalent of a 760 or a 660ti. For gaming (and this is my personal opinion) if you're going NVidia you should always aim for an xx60 model at the minimum, you would have been much better off going for a cheaper NVidia 960, which will out perform the 1050.
    3. More memory wouldn't make much difference, apart from being able to reduce your paging file, which is pretty pointless, DIFFERENT memory MAY make a difference tough, with memory once you hit 8GB it's more about the clock speed than the amount of memory you have, what you have in there is probably 13333mhz memory, while not the slowest around, it's about four generations behind (the latest being about 3600mhz iirc, which is nearly three times faster than yours) unfortunately it's very likely that your board may not be able to take faster ram, which means a new board, and a new processor.
    Edited by Belidos on June 27, 2017 4:16PM
  • ishilb14_ESO
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    I recently bought a new graphics card which increased my in game performance quite a bit but it still doesn't work out well for me. Anyone would recommend if I should upgrade my RAM or CPU? Or if my PC is bottlenecking? Any suggestions would be of great help. Thank you in advance.

    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
    GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Superclocked
    RAM: 8GB

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  • Cogo
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    Ram is the cheapest and easiest upgrade you can do. 16GB does a ton of good vs 8GB (Any brand).

    I have I7 CPU with a geforce 780ti and I dont lag what so ever after 22:00,

    Windows, software and especially addons eats ram.
    Your I5 CPU are very low end. However, a new CPU pretty much means a new system. I would look into a new machine if I where you. If you cant do that, get ram.

    Are you running Win 10? If not, that does a ton of good vs any previous version. Even with the same hardware.
    Edited by Cogo on June 28, 2017 6:38AM
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    I recently bought a new graphics card which increased my in game performance quite a bit but it still doesn't work out well for me. Anyone would recommend if I should upgrade my RAM or CPU? Or if my PC is bottlenecking? Any suggestions would be of great help. Thank you in advance.

    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
    GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Superclocked
    RAM: 8GB

    It's the game, most you can do is run your game in medium. If you want to run your shader quality at high with your specs and still get at least 30fps min, let me know, will require usersettings.txt modification

    @ishilb14_ESO
    I would like to try...
    GPU smoothingframe is set to 0
    high resolutions shadows to 0

    something else i can edit there?
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    Its very bug intensive game!
  • Belidos
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    Cogo wrote: »
    Ram is the cheapest and easiest upgrade you can do. 16GB does a ton of good vs 8GB (Any brand).

    Anything above 8GB will have almost no improvement whatsoever, games do not need any more than that, he only improvement it may bring is being able to decrease your page file and free up some hard drive usage. More than 8GB of ram is only really useful to people using 3D modeling software, animations suites, video editors, audio editors and such.

    Once at 8GB the only improvement (for gaming) you will have by changing your ram is if you buy faster ram, and as his motherboard is an older model it's unlikely he will be able to upgrade it to faster ram without replacing the mother board.
    Edited by Belidos on June 29, 2017 8:16AM
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