Will a Quad Core CPU bottleneck a RX 5600XT? - (Ryzen 3 1200 VS Ryzen 5 1600AF)
Will a Quad Core CPU like older i5's, newer i3's & Ryzen 3's bottleneck a Power Color AMD Radeon RX 5600XT? Quad cores have paired nicely with mid-range GPU's in the past but does that still hold true today in 2020? Is a Quad Core CPU of yesteryear powerful enough to pair with a Radeon RX 5600XT? Or will a Quad Core i5, i3 or Ryzen 3 bottleneck a GPU with that much horsepower? Using the Ryzen 3 1200 I put this question to the test in 7 different modern games (Borderlands 3, The Division 2, DOOM (2016), Far Cry 5, Fortnite & Shadow of the Tomb Raider), to find out if a quad core CPU is still enough to game with GPU's like the RX 5600XT in 2020. I also test the RX 5600XT paired with the Ryzen 5 1600AF to see if adding more cores & threads into the mix makes any difference.