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Am I bottlenecking?

I have a AMD Quad-Core A8-3820 Accelerated Processor that came with my HP pavilion p7-1220. I upgraded the integrated graphics to a Radeon HD 7770 so I could play more games. However, I only get about ~15-20 fps on DayZ at 720p with medium settings. Is there anyway someone could tell me if I'm bottlenecking without trying a different CPU in my PC?

My CPU: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-A8-Series%20A8-38...
My GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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    Jorgeluis said:
    I have a AMD Quad-Core A8-3820 Accelerated Processor that came with my HP pavilion p7-1220. I upgraded the integrated graphics to a Radeon HD 7770 so I could play more games. However, I only get about ~15-20 fps on DayZ at 720p with medium settings. Is there anyway someone could tell me if I'm bottlenecking without trying a different CPU in my PC?

    My CPU: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-A8-Series%20A8-38...
    My GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


    Yes, your CPU is highly likely to bottleneck your GPU. The only solution to this is to get a beefier CPU with the FM1 socket.
  2. That is definitely CPU bottlenecking. Dayz is horrible optimized, so nobody gets favorable performance, but it is still a very CPU intensive game. You may actually get better framerates by raising your resolution, as that takes some load off the CPU.
  3. aredflyingbird said:
    Jorgeluis said:
    I have a AMD Quad-Core A8-3820 Accelerated Processor that came with my HP pavilion p7-1220. I upgraded the integrated graphics to a Radeon HD 7770 so I could play more games. However, I only get about ~15-20 fps on DayZ at 720p with medium settings. Is there anyway someone could tell me if I'm bottlenecking without trying a different CPU in my PC?

    My CPU: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-A8-Series%20A8-38...
    My GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


    Yes, your CPU is highly likely to bottleneck your GPU. The only solution to this is to get a beefier CPU with the FM1 socket.


    Thanks for the input. Do you have any suggestions for a decent CPU for a reasonable price?
  4. The FM1 socket was rather limited in terms of processing power. The money that you spend on a new processor would be much better spent with a whole new Mobo+CPU combo.
  5. expl0itfinder said:
    The FM1 socket was rather limited in terms of processing power. The money that you spend on a new processor would be much better spent with a whole new Mobo+CPU combo.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106001

    Could I perhaps just upgrade to this and fix my problem? I would prefer to not have to rebuild my computer.
  6. It would still severely bottleneck. I own the relatively new A10 5800k, and it bottlenecks like crazy on any game that needs even a little CPU power. I'm waiting on Kaveri, which will have upgraded CPU cores, but in your case, you cannot get rid of the bottlenecking without a new mobo+CPU.
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