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HD 7950 with OC FX 4100 will bottleneck?

Hello all, I'm planning to upgrade my pc. I wanted to know if I get hd 7950 it will bottleneck with fx 4100 oc to 4.5 GHz?
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  1. I don't think that it will still bottleneck. And if it would, it will be minimal.
  2. You might see a bottleneck on a CPU intensive games. Other than that, I don't think you will see a serious bottleneck.
    But it would be better if you tell us what games you are going to play...
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    Yes it will. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html

    You would be better off with a FX 6350, or equivalent Intel CPU.

    PS: CPU intensive games only for the most part though, or games that can use more than 4 threads. BF3 multiplayer for example. In BF3 you would be fine in the single player aspect, but the multiplayer part will make the FX 4100 hurt a bit for sure. It is increasingly becoming more common in the games coming out now, and in the future to use more cores/threads.
  4. Buged said:
    Hello all, I'm planning to upgrade my pc. I wanted to know if I get hd 7950 it will bottleneck with fx 4100 oc to 4.5 GHz?


    I agree with sincreator. The FX 4100 is a tier 3 in AMD's gamer CPU hierarchy.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    I believe you need to jump to a tier 1 AMD CPU from above,Jumping 1 tier to tier 2
    isn't going to be a wise investment. Look at FX6350, 8150, 8350, etc.,
    whichever you can get the best deal on.
  5. Memnarchon said:
    You might see a bottleneck on a CPU intensive games. Other than that, I don't think you will see a serious bottleneck.
    But it would be better if you tell us what games you are going to play...


    Sorry for late reply. The games I will play is Minecraft, Skyrim Team Fortress 2, GTA 4 BF3
  6. toyftw said:
    Buged said:
    Hello all, I'm planning to upgrade my pc. I wanted to know if I get hd 7950 it will bottleneck with fx 4100 oc to 4.5 GHz?


    I agree with sincreator. The FX 4100 is a tier 3 in AMD's gamer CPU hierarchy.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    I believe you need to jump to a tier 1 AMD CPU from above,Jumping 1 tier to tier 2
    isn't going to be a wise investment. Look at FX6350, 8150, 8350, etc.,
    whichever you can get the best deal on.


    I'm planing to move on better cpu aswell. I was thinking about the fx 8350
  7. Buged said:
    Memnarchon said:
    You might see a bottleneck on a CPU intensive games. Other than that, I don't think you will see a serious bottleneck.
    But it would be better if you tell us what games you are going to play...


    Sorry for late reply. The games I will play is Minecraft, Skyrim Team Fortress 2, GTA 4 BF3


    Hmmm most of these games need CPU horsepower.
    Upgrading your CPU will also help.
    Skyrim performs a little wierd on AMD CPUs. Go with an intel like 4670K if skyrim gaming is vital for you.
  8. Buged said:
    toyftw said:
    Buged said:
    Hello all, I'm planning to upgrade my pc. I wanted to know if I get hd 7950 it will bottleneck with fx 4100 oc to 4.5 GHz?


    I agree with sincreator. The FX 4100 is a tier 3 in AMD's gamer CPU hierarchy.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    I believe you need to jump to a tier 1 AMD CPU from above,Jumping 1 tier to tier 2
    isn't going to be a wise investment. Look at FX6350, 8150, 8350, etc.,
    whichever you can get the best deal on.


    I'm planing to move on better cpu aswell. I was thinking about the fx 8350


    It is a def upgrade in CPU perf from where you are, and should pair pretty well
    with a 7950. If you can swing it budget wise, go for it.
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