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FX-6350 bottleneck HD 7970?

Hey, I was wondering if the Asus HD 7970 DirectCU II (HD7970-DC2-3GD5) would be bottlenecked by the FX 6350 in gaming? My screen resolution is 1600x900.

Rest of my build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.59 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£27.86 @ Dabs)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£70.32 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.96 @ Dabs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.97 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£320.97 @ Dabs)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£75.59 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£72.96 @ Dabs)
Total: £776.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 14:39 BST+0100)
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    i doubt it
  2. nah itll be fine. ive had no trouble with mine bottlenecking my 7950.
  3. no, maybe a little but why are you using it at that res? with 7970 id atleast 1080P monitor to fully utilize its power
  4. thasan1 said:
    no, maybe a little but why are you using it at that res? with 7970 id atleast 1080P monitor to fully utilize its power


    I'm using it at that res because that's the monitor I have =P, I also have as 1080p TV that I'm not using, I'm going to use it as a second monitor.
  5. No the CPU will not but that mechanical hard drive will. Try adding a SSD boot drive (120GB) where you install Windows and some critical programs along with a few game. You can install everything else onto your secondary hard drive.
  6. rishiswaz said:
    No the CPU will not but that mechanical hard drive will. Try adding a SSD boot drive (120GB) where you install Windows and some critical programs along with a few game. You can install everything else onto your secondary hard drive.


    Necrobump up in this...

    Anyway, an SSD doesn't help in gaming at all =P.

    My build has changed massively since I posted this thread.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£190.97 @ Dabs)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£86.68 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£159.54 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.97 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£119.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£203.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£86.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£125.97 @ Dabs)
    Total: £1033.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 19:21 BST+0100)
  7. great build but i thnk you should look for a 7970, you should find some around 260£. and if ou manage to OC it will it should perform close to a GTX 770/680 depending on how high you are able to OC.
  8. thasan1 said:
    great build but i thnk you should look for a 7970, you should find some around 260£. and if ou manage to OC it will it should perform close to a GTX 770/680 depending on how high you are able to OC.


    The 760 is a better option in my case, I'm looking for quiet performance and I'm not really into overclocking GPUs. It's also cheaper.
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