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Will an AMD A8-5600k bottleneck a Sapphire 7850 1GB OC?

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April 14, 2013 9:35:34 AM

It has been handling the 650Ti fairly well, but I know these two are different beast. It's coming in Monday, and I didn't even think about it unfortunately.
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April 14, 2013 9:38:55 AM

No. It should not bottleneck at all.
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April 14, 2013 9:39:44 AM

You will know when you run it but it is not very big upgrade from 650Ti to HD7850 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_650_Ti_Power... performance might show up similar if there is bottleneck.
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April 14, 2013 9:45:17 AM

gorebs24 said:
rolli59 said:
You will know when you run it but it is not very big upgrade from 650Ti to HD7850 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_650_Ti_Power... performance might show up similar if there is bottleneck.


Well crap...so basically, I just threw $200 away for minimal performance increase?:( 




25-30% will not have a wow factor but if you were having problems in some games it will most likely fix it. + you got two new free games with it?
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April 14, 2013 9:52:33 AM

Ah, I see. It did come with Far Cry:Blood Dragon, Bioshock Infinite(already have it), and Tomb Raider. Would you guys say that if I were to stick around the low-mid budget range, that it'd make sense to stick with a low-mid card for a lower price? Or go with a large upgrade and keep it for 3 years?

Far Cry 3 looked beautiful on the 650Ti on High settings, but I'm sure the fps weren't great. I'm coming from an XBox 360 and a PS3 though, so my eyes aren't exactly tuned for greatness.
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April 14, 2013 10:04:34 AM

HD7850 is actually about the max card I would match with your CPU and playing with in game settings it should handle anything your CPU handles.
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April 14, 2013 10:06:22 AM

3 Years is a long time to keep a GPU. In fact I have had my GTX 460 1GB for that long and it's still a great card but is starting to struggle with these newest next generation games. I almost always buy the ~$250 card at the time and they usually last about 2 years. The newest generation of games ( Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, etc. ) are already very taxing on the current hardware. You need very high end stuff to really max those games. So my advice is to get the best GPU you can afford and replace it when it starts feeling slow.
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April 14, 2013 10:11:51 AM

anort3 said:
3 Years is a long time to keep a GPU. In fact I have had my GTX 460 1GB for that long and it's still a great card but is starting to struggle with these newest next generation games. I almost always buy the ~$250 card at the time and they usually last about 2 years. The newest generation of games ( Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, etc. ) are already very taxing on the current hardware. You need very high end stuff to really max those games. So my advice is to get the best GPU you can afford and replace it when it starts feeling slow.


I purchased my AMD HD 6950 over 2 years ago and it is still running strong, so, you can get at least 3 years out of the right video card.

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I can run my Intel i5-3570K CPU at 4.6GHz if needed, so, that helps in some games. I can run it faster, however, I only have air cooling and I do not like temperatures higher than upper 50s to lower 60s [maximum], so, for now 4.6GHz is the highest I will run in gaming.
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May 22, 2013 6:15:16 AM

gorebs24 said:
rolli59 said:
You will know when you run it but it is not very big upgrade from 650Ti to HD7850 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_650_Ti_Power... performance might show up similar if there is bottleneck.


Well crap...so basically, I just threw $200 away for minimal performance increase?:( 




Sell the 650 and you won't have blown it all away..sell your additional copy of bioshock as well..recover what you can.
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