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Will a GTX 770 bottleneck AMD FX-6100

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September 20, 2013 4:22:57 PM

Title says it all really, If so how much?

Im upgrading to a 770 but my cpu is FX-6100.
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September 20, 2013 4:43:31 PM

TheKiwi said:
Title says it all really, If so how much?

Im upgrading to a 770 but my cpu is FX-6100.


Hi - Yes, the FX-6100 will be a bottleneck to a high end GPU like the gtx770.
I don't know how much exactly tho.

The FX-6100 is a tier 3 of AMD's gamer CPU hierarchy on Tom's HW rating.

To get the most out of that GPU you should upgrade to a tier 1, such as
FX-6350, and others, see chart:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


September 20, 2013 4:59:05 PM

If you overclock to about 4.5ghz you would be ok.

Yes those games would still be playable but not as playable as they should be.
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September 20, 2013 5:14:50 PM

fonzieguy said:
If you overclock to about 4.5ghz you would be ok.

Yes those games would still be playable but not as playable as they should be.


Im currently running a gt 630, Do you think i could get over 60 fps on ultra with the 770 and a 6100?
September 20, 2013 5:22:40 PM

No I do not, not at stock settings on that 6100.
September 20, 2013 5:27:00 PM

fonzieguy said:
No I do not, not at stock settings on that 6100.


Its currently at 3.3 Ghz can you send me to a tutorial on overclocking?
September 20, 2013 5:47:49 PM

You might not need to take it to the full 4.5ghz depending on the resolution you are running at but I would say at the very least 4ghz.

I'm assuming you haven't done this before so I won't go too in depth but to hit 4ghz just go into the bios by hitting delete the second the computer turns on.
Navigate to the CPU settings which may be under a different name , could be under advanced or MIT if you have a gigabyte board. The setting you are looking for is CPU Multiplier.
You want to set it 20 I believe to hit 4.0ghz. It should have something near it showing the clock increase as you raise the multiplier. You want it to be at 4ghz and you want to disable Turbo.

This modest overclock should not require any increase in voltage you should not see much of an increase in temperatures either.

See if you can get this to work. If you notice the computer shut off or restart randomly go back into the bios and lower the multiplier down to 3.8ghz and see if that is stable. The 6100's aren't known as great overclockers. I'm pretty sure if you had a good cooler and weren't scared of increasing the voltage you could get close to 4.2-4.4 but if you are new to overclocking thats not necessary.

If you really don't want to upgrade your cpu you should just buy a lesss expensive graphics card. With that processor you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a 200 dollar graphics card and that 770. I would just get something like this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which is a stellar deal right now and then just pocket the extra 200 dollars, or put that towards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which would help balance your build out.

Either way if you choose to overclock the risk is on you but what I suggested is very mild you should have no trouble.
September 20, 2013 6:22:58 PM

fonzieguy said:
You might not need to take it to the full 4.5ghz depending on the resolution you are running at but I would say at the very least 4ghz.

I'm assuming you haven't done this before so I won't go too in depth but to hit 4ghz just go into the bios by hitting delete the second the computer turns on.
Navigate to the CPU settings which may be under a different name , could be under advanced or MIT if you have a gigabyte board. The setting you are looking for is CPU Multiplier.
You want to set it 20 I believe to hit 4.0ghz. It should have something near it showing the clock increase as you raise the multiplier. You want it to be at 4ghz and you want to disable Turbo.

This modest overclock should not require any increase in voltage you should not see much of an increase in temperatures either.

See if you can get this to work. If you notice the computer shut off or restart randomly go back into the bios and lower the multiplier down to 3.8ghz and see if that is stable. The 6100's aren't known as great overclockers. I'm pretty sure if you had a good cooler and weren't scared of increasing the voltage you could get close to 4.2-4.4 but if you are new to overclocking thats not necessary.

If you really don't want to upgrade your cpu you should just buy a lesss expensive graphics card. With that processor you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a 200 dollar graphics card and that 770. I would just get something like this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which is a stellar deal right now and then just pocket the extra 200 dollars, or put that towards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which would help balance your build out.

Either way if you choose to overclock the risk is on you but what I suggested is very mild you should have no trouble.


If i overclock will i not need to upgrade cpu?
September 20, 2013 6:46:06 PM

Not as badly, but its not a very strong CPU.
If I'm you right now I'm only spending a max of 200 on a videocard period.
That will let you play just about every game on high with good framerates.
Save your money, eventually upgrade your CPU, then just add a second video card.
That way you are getting the most value for your money every step of the way.

Wasting 400 dollars on a 770 right now even though it will only perform half as strong because its cpu limited is just that , a waste.
September 21, 2013 3:06:34 AM

fonzieguy said:
Not as badly, but its not a very strong CPU.
If I'm you right now I'm only spending a max of 200 on a videocard period.
That will let you play just about every game on high with good framerates.
Save your money, eventually upgrade your CPU, then just add a second video card.
That way you are getting the most value for your money every step of the way.

Wasting 400 dollars on a 770 right now even though it will only perform half as strong because its cpu limited is just that , a waste.


I have overclocked to 4.2 Ghz will the GTX 670 be bottlenecked?
September 24, 2013 2:49:10 PM

With a 670 or a 770?
I would say no with a 670 and probably still a little with a 770.
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