Hello guys, Need your help. I'm considering upgrading my PC, just CPU, mobo, RAM as I see my CPU is weak in gaming specifically. Observance:- What I've noticed - AAA games run around 40-45 fps, however, there is stuttering in some games like Assassin's Creed Origins. Tom Clancy Division doesn't have the same issue (better optimized perhaps). When testing with an in-game bench of AC: Origins, it shows CPU at 100%. This doesn't give the poor CPU any room. Also, I run voice chat, steam or discord when co-oping with a friend (Division) and at that time I feel there are voice drops because my CPU is already overloaded. Older games, no issue. My current setup - AMD FX 6300 (stock) NVIDIA 1060 3GB 16GB DDR3 RAM 2TB HDD How I game I only play 1080p at High settings, I don't go for Ultra settings, neither can I with 1060 3GB @1080p. I'm happy with the performance in games but yes there are noticeable frame drops in Origins, for example, several times which is disconcerting. Shifting to low setting doesn't help as I believe it is the CPU that is coughing. However, this thankfully doesn't happen in every game, only in this game it was apparent. So the real question Should I even bother spending what 30k more just for CPU upgrade really? I know that my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU, but is it worth the 30k or so more spend to remove that gaming bottleneck? Possible configs Intel i3 - 8100 or AMD Ryzen 1500. Budget under Rs.13k. (I'm edging towards intel) Decently capable mobo, I don't overclock. Budget under Rs.8k 16GB DDR4 RAM. Budget around Rs.10k. 8GB RAM used to be the sweet spot or do I need only 8GB still? Any other CPU, like the i5 8400 or Ryzen 2600 would definitely give better performance overall but in reality, would I really benefit for the extra Rs.5-6000 spent on a faster CPU in my usecase scenario? Perhaps, I can spend that on an SSD instead for better overall system performance and better load times in games? Why these configs and not higher? The Logic? - I'm sticking with 1080p and don't intend on a higher resolution for the next 3-5 years at least. - My choices are all 4 cores CPU's and not 6 or 8 cores as I know that games don't really need a high-end processor, so these should suffice. Also, games don't really utilize multi-cores simultaneously as productivity apps do. I've run 3 core Fx 6300 for 3 years now and it still has life left in it but yes it is ageing I feel. - I don't stream games. - I don't have demanding productivity apps/programs to use. I do occasionally video editing and audio editing and it is super smooth with my current setup. Thanks again guys for your advice and time Update - - After a little more research I found out, Assassins Creed Origins isn't very well optimized.