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July 16, 2013 1:22:50 PM

hello i was wondering, i was wanting to upgrade both my cpu and my gpu, but im wanting to get a gtx 770 and an amd 8350. im debating on should i get the graphics card or the cpu? right now my cpu is an amd phenom 2 x4 965 BE, will that cpu bottleneck the gtx 770 when overclocked to 4 ghz or should i buy the 8350 first?

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July 16, 2013 1:25:52 PM

The phenom will probably bottleneck the gpu, but the margin isn't too terrible, what is your current graphics card?
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July 16, 2013 1:38:16 PM

You'll notice the biggest performance jump in games from replacing your GPU. Assuming that it's actually worth upgrading from your current setup now. The 965 overclocked might bottleneck by just a bit, but again it wouldn't be by too much. I'd get the GPU, and wait for Amd's next processor offerings to upgrade that part, since they'll be on socket AM3+ and compatible with your motherboard.
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July 16, 2013 1:48:24 PM

SARGE3019 said:
hello i was wondering, i was wanting to upgrade both my cpu and my gpu, but im wanting to get a gtx 770 and an amd 8350. im debating on should i get the graphics card or the cpu? right now my cpu is an amd phenom 2 x4 965 BE, will that cpu bottleneck the gtx 770 when overclocked to 4 ghz or should i buy the 8350 first?


i would say buy the GPU and benchmark it or check your CPU/GPU load. if you than need to buy a new CPU, than go for it.

But even if you are bottlenecked by your CPU, you will see a far better return upon upgrading your GPU.
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July 16, 2013 1:51:37 PM

For gaming, the 6350 isn't a worthwhile upgrade over the 965. While it is a slight upgrade, it's certainly not worth dropping 130-140 dollars on it. You would literally not notice a difference in most games, and the games where you would notice a difference you are better off getting an 8350.
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July 16, 2013 2:04:40 PM

6350 is worth an upgrade if combine with the graphics it would be a smart buy
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July 16, 2013 2:19:37 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-fr...

Compare the 6300 vs. 980. Granted, a 6350 is faster and a 965 is slower, but that still doesn't add up to any type of noticeable difference. What, 1.5 FPS at most for 130+ dollars? And in Skyrim and SC II, the Phenom II actually beats the Vishera. Keep in mind, this was tested on a very fast 680, so I'd say that in comparison a stock 965 won't bottleneck a 770, let alone when overclocked.
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July 16, 2013 3:01:51 PM

well my current graphics card is an asus radeon 7850 2gb
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July 16, 2013 3:04:33 PM

i just want to upgrade my pc and i know both of the parts i've chosen are pretty good i was kind of just wondering which one i should purchase first, i didnt know if my phenom would bottleneck a gtx 770 or not
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July 16, 2013 3:08:00 PM

definitely the GPU. i have a 7870 on my x4 945 @3GHz. no bottle neck. yes 770 is a better GPU than what i added, but ur CPU is higher clocked and also unlocked

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1735350/1090t-...
this guy updated to 690 dual GPU and still does not hit bottle neck on a poorly threaded game. yes it is x6 and slightly better IPC, its still proves that you will not hit bottle neck.
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July 16, 2013 3:16:54 PM

thanks a lot man i appreciate all the help
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