Solved how much is this chip bottle necking my performance Tags: Performance Chip Components Last response: August 18, 2013 1:58 PM in Components Share sparkz89 August 17, 2013 8:05:16 PM I have my friends rig and I know the chip is hindering its performance by at least 20% but if someone could give me a more exact estimate. His setup is this:: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tctq Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tctq/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tctq/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: Biostar TA990FXE ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1117.86 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 23:04 EDT-0400) I oc'd the chip to 4.7 GHZ atm but i know the chip is still bottlenecking the GPU to some extent, but again, not sure how much. More about : chip bottle necking performance Best solution Seladon August 17, 2013 8:33:37 PM About 27% or around that. Share sparkz89 August 17, 2013 8:35:02 PM so best thing to do is throw out the 4100 and buy a 6300, 8320, 8350 and call it a day. got it m 0 l Related resources How much watts should i use ? Am i bottle necking my gpu. - Forum How much Bottle-necking will this have - Forum how much will a core 2 quad bottle neck a 7750 - Forum Is My CPU Bottle Necking My Performance? - Forum How do I know if my system is bottle necking? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Seladon August 17, 2013 8:35:52 PM Exactly. m 0 l sparkz89 August 17, 2013 8:41:10 PM how big would performance be between 8320 - 8350 for his 7970? im sure i can oc his 8320 to at least 4.5 but not sure with the evo 212 m 0 l Seladon August 17, 2013 8:46:31 PM The 8320 is basically a lower clocked speed 8350. If you get both at the same frequency, both should perform about the same. m 0 l sparkz89 August 18, 2013 1:58:13 PM what is a cheaper upgrade just the 8320 is what I am thinking ~ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What is bottle necking my performance in WoW/TF2? Forum How to tell if i'm bottle necking? Forum SolvedTrying to replace 9800GTX without too much of a bottle neck Forum SolvedHow do you know when a cpu bottle necks a gpu, or visa versa? Forum SolvedHow big is the bottle neck? Forum BSOD/Crashes/Low Performance/ Bottle Neck CPU? Forum System performance bottle neck with GTX770? Forum What is my bottle neck? Not much difference from 8800GT to GTX460 Forum SolvedHow much of a performance increase will Haswell E and DDR4 be? Forum SolvedHow much performance will i gain if i buy another 280x for crossfire? Forum SolvedHow much of performance/fps increase will i see? (6800k to a 4690k) Forum Solvedhow much performance hit are there these days with 3way crossfire Forum How bad is my Pc bottle necked Forum SolvedHow much of a role does RAM play in gaming performance? Forum SolvedHow much of an performance increase? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !