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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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  1. The phenom will probably bottleneck the gpu, but the margin isn't too terrible, what is your current graphics card?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Get a evga acx sc gtx 760 for 259$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681413093


    Spent the rest of the money on


    Fx6350 vishera processor for 139$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327


    Its the latest vishera series with pile driver core


    This is a way in which you can allocate ur funds samrtly and get best value for money
  5. 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.
  6. 6350 is worth an upgrade if combine with the graphics it would be a smart buy
  7. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-frame-rate-performance,3427-4.html

    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.
  8. well my current graphics card is an asus radeon 7850 2gb
  9. 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
  10. Best answer
    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-bottleneck-gtx590.html
    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.
  11. thanks a lot man i appreciate all the help
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