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Wondering if my cpu is bottlenecking my graphic card?

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December 21, 2013 7:20:48 PM

So I have an amd phenom II x6 1090t 3.2ghz base OC'ed to 3.8ghz
and a r9 280x msi twin frozer

after OCing my cpu my load times and fps went almost double, but I'm still wondering if theres still any bottlenecking.Hint:-I usually play fps games like battlefield 4,cod ghost,ISS etc so I don't think they use much cpu but yeah, was wondering if anyone could tell me.

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December 21, 2013 7:25:11 PM

I have a 1090t too.. but im @ 4ghz can go to 4.1 but I want better cooling than I have now. but I mean I can play on ultra setting @1080p with a 270x..
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December 21, 2013 7:28:20 PM

You realize that means shit to me because right now I can play any game on max settings with a stable 50-60 fps,but my question was if there was any bottlenecking.because I want to record too and I need as much fps I can get.No offense but that answer didn't really help me out.
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December 21, 2013 7:28:46 PM

look at it this way you can go out and spend 400 or so on a new mobo and processor or pick up a r9 280x which is what i wanted to do but refused to pay inflated prices. I honestly planned on getting a 290 but sense i just got the 270x I'm pretty happy with it .. I guess what it boils down to is money... you get the idea. you could always shell out more cash for the 290 from what i understand with other people who have the same processor its not bottle necked. by the 1090t but its not a 4770k so its your choice..
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December 21, 2013 7:30:16 PM

I think you read it wrong,I already HAVE A r9 280x and that CPU.I was wondering if theres any bottlenecking due to the CPU.That was My QUESTION.Sorry for the caps but I caped the words that are important.
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December 21, 2013 7:33:12 PM

I don't think there is much bottleneck because you've overclocked the processor.
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December 21, 2013 7:34:49 PM

So you reckon there's still some bottleneck?Is there anyway I can figure out if theres any bottleneck.
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December 21, 2013 7:35:40 PM

yea if your cpu usage is at 100 % and your gpu usage is less than 100% that would indicate a bottle neck but games like bf4 really benefit from ssd drives.
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December 21, 2013 7:39:32 PM

Any way where I can find out my cpu usage,I can find out my gpu usage in my msi afterburner,but I do not know any program that shows cpu usage
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December 21, 2013 7:43:38 PM

Amangoel23 said:
Any way where I can find out my cpu usage,I can find out my gpu usage in my msi afterburner,but I do not know any program that shows cpu usage


performance monitor .. or task manager just alt + tab in and to the desktop the last few minutes will show on the tracker.
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December 21, 2013 7:52:32 PM

yea mine peaks out on all 6 cores at about 65 70 percent. with a 270x so I know my graphics card is not bottle necked by my 1090t.
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