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How much of a bottleneck will my CPU be for gaming with new 7950gpu?

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August 24, 2013 7:03:41 AM

I couldn't resist the recent deal and picked up a MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3 with four games. It's replacing an ATI 3850. My CPU is an old socket 939 dual core opty overclocked to match the FX-60 with 2gb's of ram. It's been a thoroughbred for the last 7 years. I'd like to at play at 1080p but could go down to 1600x900.

My question how much will this CPU hinder my game experience? Will Crysis 3 see a noticeable decline in fps? I can dump some old systems and stuff on CL to justify a new build.

If I go the route of a new cheaper build what do you guys think of AMD FX-6100? Any suggestions?
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August 24, 2013 7:10:47 AM

my phenom II 955 bottlenecks my 7870 by a small amount and your dual core is a lot older so it will bottleneck a 7950 a lot.
i had a 4200+ dual core and it bottlenecked an old 4850 i had till i upgraded to my current cpu.

a fx6300 and asrock 990fx extreme 3 would do well, you will also need to buy new ram for it aswell.
if you spent a bit more you could get an fx 8320
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August 24, 2013 7:12:02 AM

You will not get good frame rates on crisis 3 but many other games you will. If you are going with a new build you should get the fx 6300, because the 6100 just isn't that great for gaming. I own a system with a 6100 and it doesn't work like it should with some games.
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August 24, 2013 7:13:04 AM
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lip008 said:
I couldn't resist the recent deal and picked up a MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3 with four games. It's replacing an ATI 3850. My CPU is an old socket 939 dual core opty overclocked to match the FX-60 with 2gb's of ram. It's been a thoroughbred for the last 7 years. I'd like to at play at 1080p but could go down to 1600x900.

My question how much will this CPU hinder my game experience? Will Crysis 3 see a noticeable decline in fps? I can dump some old systems and stuff on CL to justify a new build.

If I go the route of a new cheaper build what do you guys think of AMD FX-6100? Any suggestions?

That's a really old CPU. Your definitely not getting the full benefit of your new GPU. Invest in a new system for sure. But not the FX6100. Go with the FX6300 and overclock it.
August 24, 2013 7:18:54 AM

CooLWoLF said:
lip008 said:
I couldn't resist the recent deal and picked up a MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3 with four games. It's replacing an ATI 3850. My CPU is an old socket 939 dual core opty overclocked to match the FX-60 with 2gb's of ram. It's been a thoroughbred for the last 7 years. I'd like to at play at 1080p but could go down to 1600x900.

My question how much will this CPU hinder my game experience? Will Crysis 3 see a noticeable decline in fps? I can dump some old systems and stuff on CL to justify a new build.



If I go the route of a new cheaper build what do you guys think of AMD FX-6100? Any suggestions?

That's a really old CPU. Your definitely not getting the full benefit of your new GPU. Invest in a new system for sure. But not the FX6100. Go with the FX6300 and overclock it.


Thanks for your input guys. My CPU is old but not as old as CooLWoLF's K6-2 avatar! I have two of those builds still in the basement....
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August 24, 2013 7:36:56 AM

lip008 said:
CooLWoLF said:
lip008 said:
I couldn't resist the recent deal and picked up a MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3 with four games. It's replacing an ATI 3850. My CPU is an old socket 939 dual core opty overclocked to match the FX-60 with 2gb's of ram. It's been a thoroughbred for the last 7 years. I'd like to at play at 1080p but could go down to 1600x900.

My question how much will this CPU hinder my game experience? Will Crysis 3 see a noticeable decline in fps? I can dump some old systems and stuff on CL to justify a new build.



If I go the route of a new cheaper build what do you guys think of AMD FX-6100? Any suggestions?

That's a really old CPU. Your definitely not getting the full benefit of your new GPU. Invest in a new system for sure. But not the FX6100. Go with the FX6300 and overclock it.


Thanks for your input guys. My CPU is old but not as old as CooLWoLF's K6-2 avatar! I have two of those builds still in the basement....

Its actually an Athlon XP M 2500+, one of my favorite CPUs that I've had and overclocked. That was a great chip! My current rig has an FX8350 OC'd to 4.5ghz :) 
August 24, 2013 7:41:40 AM

CooLWoLF said:
lip008 said:
CooLWoLF said:
lip008 said:
I couldn't resist the recent deal and picked up a MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3 with four games. It's replacing an ATI 3850. My CPU is an old socket 939 dual core opty overclocked to match the FX-60 with 2gb's of ram. It's been a thoroughbred for the last 7 years. I'd like to at play at 1080p but could go down to 1600x900.

My question how much will this CPU hinder my game experience? Will Crysis 3 see a noticeable decline in fps? I can dump some old systems and stuff on CL to justify a new build.



If I go the route of a new cheaper build what do you guys think of AMD FX-6100? Any suggestions?

That's a really old CPU. Your definitely not getting the full benefit of your new GPU. Invest in a new system for sure. But not the FX6100. Go with the FX6300 and overclock it.


Thanks for your input guys. My CPU is old but not as old as CooLWoLF's K6-2 avatar! I have two of those builds still in the basement....

Its actually an Athlon XP M 2500+, one of my favorite CPUs that I've had and overclocked. That was a great chip! My current rig has an FX8350 OC'd to 4.5ghz :) 


You're right....that's what i meant...mine is an Athlon XP 1800.....
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