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Intel Pentium G4560

By ignaciobolano · 15 replies
May 12, 2018
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  1. Hello everyone! I bought a computer a short time ago thinking I was a gaming, but no. And I paid considerably for what it is and now I need your help, someone who knows more than me. I have these components right now.

    AMD APU A6 9600
    SERIES RX 550
    DDR4 4G
    SOURCE 500W

    Yes. Pretty bad. I have been told that I have to change the motherboard and the microprocessor because I do not play. The cs go works at 30/40 fps. unplayable.
    I'm thinking of buying these components and I need to be told if they are good to play (gta v, pubg, rust, cs go, among others)

    ASRock B250M-Pro4
    RX 550 2GB
    8GB DDR4

    I am looking forward to your response! and sorry for my English. (Second language)
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Not sure if you're CPU bound, but one thing is for sure: no point buying another RX550. I would even try upgrading the one you got to a 560 or better and see if you really need a CPU upgrade.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    The G4560 would not be an upgrade for an A8-9600. For an A6-9500 the G4560 would be a 50% performance increase. So basically you are building the same system you are replacing. The only difference is the capability to upgrade the G4560 later on to an i5 or i7. If you want better performance now, you should consider an i5 or better, if not a Ryzen system.
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I'm thinking OP's budget may not extend so far, which is why I suggested the graphics card only upgrade first.

    And I stress: spend all that money on a single graphics card first, every dollar you put in it until the cost of a 570 would see a decent performance increase (it seems like the sweet spot), every dollar after you won't see as much.
  5. ignaciobolano

    ignaciobolano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hello everyone. Thanks for answering. My idea is not to buy another graphics card since I have an RX 550 2G right now on this computer. The drivers of it are updated. What I want to buy now is a motherboard ASROCK B250M-RO4 + G4560 and use my RX 550 along with 8GB. Would it be a good option to play games in high quality? I await your answers :)
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    I think I will quote myself, because I've already answered your question.
    You know how your machine performs currently. You are changing motherboards and then selecting components that perform basically same.
  7. ignaciobolano

    ignaciobolano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What components do you recommend to buy then? I will keep the video card and 8gb ram ddr4. Today I reinstalled the drivers to see if it was that and it is not. Playing cs go they continue giving me 35/40 FPS and with blows
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=2323&game=Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    To be honest I don't understand why your machine is having trouble. None of the links above suggest you don't have recommended specs for CS:GO.

    I wasn't meaning to buy better or not to buy at all. You needed to know the parts you had selected was comparable to that which you currently have.

    Could there be other issues causing your machine to run sluggish?
  9. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 994   +173

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  10. ignaciobolano

    ignaciobolano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi. I've seen the links that you passed me and yes, the ryzen is much better than the processor I have now. Looking, maybe I bought another motherboard: gigabyte b250m-ds3h.

    With regard to Ryzen, here in Argentina the dollar is very expensive, and it only reaches me for the G4560 :(.

    On the other hand, can it be that the graphic card is damaged? Or simply my GPU + MICRO that I have now can not make it work properly?

    I have also been told that it can be my source of power, I do not know :( At the moment I'm thinking of buying gigabyte b250m-ds3h + keep my graphics card + g4560 and add 4GB RAM .

    Thank you and I await your help. :) (And I'm sorry for my English. If there is something you do not understand, I will try to tell you better)
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  11. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 994   +173

    No your rx550 isn't damaged but performance wise for high end or ultimate type gaming.
    It might not be enough for what you need it to do, coupled with the apu, something must be bottle necking.
    Tell us the name of your psu, look inside your case and look at the white-yellow label on it.
    Also tell us what radeon rx 550 you have, if its the gigabyte version, I've have seen alot of bad reports about it.
    Especially after getting two revisions by gigabyte to help fix it or stabilize it.

    Go check this one out:
    This would do better for your am4 system, also you might want to register there and ask him directly and see what he recommends.
  12. ignaciobolano

    ignaciobolano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Answering your question, I have a PSU datavision 500w and with respect to the graphics card is MSI, it is not gigabyte.
    1. It can be the source of power that is very bad
    2. It could be the motherboard and / or the microprocessor

    I have seen videos with rx 550 running cs at more than 200 FPS. It is not a game that requires large requirements and yet it does not work with my graphics card :/

    I'll take a look at the links that you've passed me. As I said here in Argentina, where I live, the dollar is very expensive. The graphic card that I can get is the NVIDIA GTX 1030 2GB. More of that no :(
  13. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 994   +173

    I would rather you not get a GT1030, specwise it may look good but it is a direct downgrade of a GTX card.
    Hold off on buying a graphics card and wait for TS.com to make news about gpu pricing for this summer.
    Check with amazon.com customer service and ask them will they ship to chile or your area.
    Customs can be a problem, I've seen it and dealt with it from other people on different forums.
    https://www.newegg.com/global/cl/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100844369 600030348 600007782 601275822
    There is this one for 149.99 look around closely and see which usa stores/sellers will ship to you.
    Long as shipping weight and requirements aren't a problem most shippers will get your computer parts to you.
    Be happy you don't live in egypt right now, thats a whole different set of problems compared to south american customs.
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  14. delrey

    delrey TS Booster Posts: 169   +48

    I think one of the things that is overlooked on your current setup is that it only has 4GB of RAM. This alone can cause major performance issues. You should be at 8GB minimum.

    In my opinion, the G4560 will be a decent upgrade over the A8-9600 for gaming. Whether that warrants you to spend the extra money to swap out MB and the processor to get the improvement is debatable. I personally am surprised it costs more for you to get a Ryzen 3 1200 over a G4560 and MB. If were my money in your situation, I would get more memory and the Ryzen 3 1200. Can you give us the price difference between the Ryzen 3 1200 vs G4560 and MB?
  15. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 994   +173




    He would be better off going with ryzen look at the specs tabs for each cpu carefully.
    The L3 cache sucks on the pentium, plus its only a dual core which really doesn't help for gaming.
  16. delrey

    delrey TS Booster Posts: 169   +48

    I know the cost of components here, which is why I recommended the R3 1200. He lives in Argentina and he says it's expensive there. Based on current pricing, it would be a $58 savings to go with the Ryzen.

    I would take the G4560 over the A8 APU any day, especially for gaming. It does have 4 threads which help a lot compared to older Pentiums. However, like I stated above, in the OP's current situation, getting the R3 1200, with extra memory, is the way to go.

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