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Upgrade GPU and cause possible Bottleneck Or Buy New CPU? Any help appreciated.

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August 26, 2013 12:13:03 AM

Basically I have a Gtx 570 and i5-760. It's stock at 2.8ghz. The cooler is a Coolermaster H80 maybe? One of the mid to kind of high end ones. My mobo is A p55-cd53. Every time I oc my chip, it gets passable temps such as not going above 70degrees in prime95. That's on small FFTs which seem to push it more than combo. And I just want to play Bf4 comfortably. When I did overclock my cpu before the game crashed, bf3 got like 10-20 fps increase. One thing this motherboard doesn't have is a way to change the VTT. I'm new to oc'ing. And I'm not currently home. Just wondering if anyone can help and tell me I should invest in a new cpu or buy a new gpu such as a 7970 or Gtx 760.

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August 26, 2013 12:24:05 AM

Hi. You should change CPU first, because it is starting to bottlekneck. your GPU is still great, even if it is old a little bit.
BTW I heard that BF4 PC version is optimized for 8 cores, so how about FX cpu and new motherboard?
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August 26, 2013 12:30:11 AM

lithuan1an said:
Hi. You should change CPU first, because it is starting to bottlekneck. your GPU is still great, even if it is old a little bit.
BTW I heard that BF4 PC version is optimized for 8 cores, so how about FX cpu and new motherboard?


Oh my gosh I love you haha, The 8350 is a beast, I was thinking this too! Thanks for some help. I think I might do this. I live somewhat near microcenter. And is the stock cooler any good? I think my h80 might be coming to the end of its life cycle and also need a backup.
And do you think I should upgrade the Gtx 570 to possibly a 7870?

Much appreciated for the response!

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August 26, 2013 12:31:56 AM

No reason to go for an FX CPU right now, because if BF4 isn't optimized for 8 cores then it's a sidegrade or a downgrade. The 760 is still a very capable CPU, and has tons of overclocking headroom. I'd recommend you keep tinkering with your 760 and get it overclocked to where it's not bottlenecked in BF3/4, and save your pennies for the best GPU you can afford when BF3 comes out.
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August 26, 2013 12:37:14 AM

cuecuemore said:
No reason to go for an FX CPU right now, because if BF4 isn't optimized for 8 cores then it's a sidegrade or a downgrade. The 760 is still a very capable CPU, and has tons of overclocking headroom. I'd recommend you keep tinkering with your 760 and get it overclocked to where it's not bottlenecked in BF3/4, and save your pennies for the best GPU you can afford when BF3 comes out.


Actually in a lot of cases this cpu beats out a i7-3770k! Haha. I'll do more research though! I'm trying to hear answers from all across the board. It's just if I can achieve an Extra 15-20 fps from a better cpu it'd be awesome. Also if I do go this route, would I need to change any installation of any programs on my computer since its be switching from a intel chip to Amd?
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August 26, 2013 12:47:20 AM

Please do more research, because no, it doesn't beat a 3770k.
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August 26, 2013 1:04:14 AM

cuecuemore said:
Please do more research, because no, it doesn't beat a 3770k.


Check this video out: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE

I'm only talking about gaming and it destroys it at streaming too. Probably recording as well. A lot of places talk bad about the 8350 but honestly it's so good. I remember a little while back, a popular cpu benchmark no matter what would lower the scores of any Amd CPUs. When in reality for $200 for gaming, your getting a way better value with the 8350. And actually there's a good chance newer games will be optimized for 8 cores. Simply because its coming to consoles not saying it'll do bad on 4, but I can definitely see some optimization for 8 core CPUs.
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August 26, 2013 1:08:49 AM

I think maybe not all next gen games but further gen games will be optimized more than 4 cores. So looking at the future pick 8350. It still performs very nicely at this gen games and windows just fly with it. overall its cheaper so why not?
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August 26, 2013 1:17:22 AM

Either way I'm not trying to argue about CPUs. They're both amazing for gaming. I might tinker around with i5-760 I have some more, otherwise I'll pick up an 8350.
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