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Will my hd 7950 bottleneck an amd athlon x4 750k??

I'm going to by an athlon x4 750k instead of the core i5-3470 but will it bottleneck the hd 7950
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  1. why, as much of an AMD fan as I am, the I5 will crush the X4.
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    those arent really comparible processors... so I assume you're lookin at the 750k for budget reasons

    easy answer... no. you'll be fine with a 750k and 7950.
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  3. The 7950 will run better with the i5 but will run ok with the 750k. However, if you start running CPU-intensive games, the 750k will drag down the performance and cause a bottle neck. The 7950 will not bottle neck a 750k.
  4. lowriderflow said:

    those arent really comparible processors... so I assume you're lookin at the 750k for budget reasons

    easy answer... no. you'll be fine with a 750k and 7950.
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    okay, thank you. And i'll take the 750k for budget reasons, but how about bf3 and 4??
  5. The 7950 has no issues running bf3 and 4 from a graphics stand point, however the 750k will probably hold performance back a bit from a CPU stand point. Especially when you get into playing bf4 with 32-64 players online.
  6. I do not believe that a 750k will bottleneck a HD 7950. It isn't as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be.

    Sure the i5 would be considerably better but it is 2.5 times more expensive than that Athlon.
  7. CTurbo said:
    I do not believe that a 750k will bottleneck a HD 7950. It isn't as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be.

    Sure the i5 would be considerably better but it is 2.5 times more expensive than that Athlon.


    Oh I don't doubt the 750k would run "ok" with the 7950 and the 750/760k would probably be my budget gaming CPU of choice. All I'm saying is in a system with a 7950 and 750k, the CPU is going to be the bottle neck in most modern/up-coming titles.
  8. On a single 1080p monitor, I don't think a 760k would run anywhere near 100% on any title. The 7950 would never break a sweat.
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