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Will my FX 6100 CPU bottleneck my new GTX 760?

Currently my GTX 660 is running at %100 while my cpu cores are at a low %30 (Heaven Benchmark max settings). Not sure what this means. (Newer to this type of stuff)

Also side question: Which brand is best for the GTX 760? (Gaming purposes)

System Model: GA-970A-DS3
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (Upgrading to GTX 760)
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
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    Skepsin said:
    Currently my GTX 660 is running at %100 while my cpu cores are at a low %30 (Heaven Benchmark max settings). Not sure what this means. (Newer to this type of stuff)

    Also side question: Which brand is best for the GTX 760? (Gaming purposes)

    System Model: GA-970A-DS3
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (Upgrading to GTX 760)
    Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
    Memory: 8192MB RAM


    No - the GTX 760 will run fine.
  2. yes, the 6100 is a poor gaming cpu. having said that, for 1080p resolution you probably wouldnt want to go lower than a 760 anyway, but many games will be limited by cpu.
  3. iam2thecrowe said:
    yes, the 6100 is a poor gaming cpu. having said that, for 1080p resolution you probably wouldnt want to go lower than a 760 anyway, but many games will be limited by cpu.


    hmm.

    When will I know when my cpu will bottleneck my pc's performance, with a 760?
    Which cpus do you recommend $100-$200dollar range?
  4. i have the same chip, the 770 is running fine, no bottle neck here.
  5. toms did a review a long time ago on it
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-overclock-crossfire-ssd,3098-13.html
    it will run fine as gregory14 said, but there is a bottleneck greg, you put a more powerful cpu in there and your fps will skyrocket.
    A bottleneck isnt the end of the world, it just means you arent using the video card to it's fullest potential.
  6. Trust me the 6100 will not bottleneck the GTX 770.
  7. AndyC53 said:
    Trust me the 6100 will not bottleneck the GTX 770.


    OK, I trust you word over facts.....
  8. iam2thecrowe said:
    AndyC53 said:
    Trust me the 6100 will not bottleneck the GTX 770.


    OK, I trust you word over facts.....


    I heard there isn't that much difference in performance between HD 6850 and GTX 760, but 2 HD 6850 in a crossfire set up is probably stronger I think and would normally bottleneck the 6100 with its bulldozer architecture.
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