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Is my A6-5400K bottle necking the R7-260X?

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December 23, 2013 11:37:50 AM

Hi I want to know whether I made the wrong choice choosing the r7 260x to go with my processor. in some games the gpu lags even with settings turned down so any advice would be appreciated

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December 23, 2013 12:03:22 PM

Quite possibly. The A6-5400K is a weak CPU. It's better suited for laptops or Home theater PCs for your living room when you need everything integrated and good energy saving. They do a great job for that.

But for gaming, when you want to pair it with a more powerful card it's not really a good combo. If you want to stay in the AMD family, the FX series of CPU would have been better suited. Like the FX-6300 is a good bang for the bucks right now and an excellent gaming CPU that should be at least 3 times faster than your A6-5400K.

Another way to tell if the CPU is the bottleneck, monitor your components usage during gaming. If the CPU is at 100% all the time, and the GPU is only at 30% or 40% for example. It's a good indication you have a CPU bottleneck.

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December 24, 2013 3:33:18 AM

MC_K7 said:
Quite possibly. The A6-5400K is a weak CPU. It's better suited for laptops or Home theater PCs for your living room when you need everything integrated and good energy saving. They do a great job for that.

But for gaming, when you want to pair it with a more powerful card it's not really a good combo. If you want to stay in the AMD family, the FX series of CPU would have been better suited. Like the FX-6300 is a good bang for the bucks right now and an excellent gaming CPU that should be at least 3 times faster than your A6-5400K.

Another way to tell if the CPU is the bottleneck, monitor your components usage during gaming. If the CPU is at 100% all the time, and the GPU is only at 30% or 40% for example. It's a good indication you have a CPU bottleneck.



Thanks for the fast response. I monitored the cpu and gpu usage during gaming and indeed there is a significant bottleneck. I looked at the fx-6300 processor and it is good no doubt but because i would like to stay on the FM2 Socket i have decided to go with the Athlon ii x4 750K Cpu.
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December 24, 2013 8:51:03 AM

Msgamingelite said:

Thanks for the fast response. I monitored the cpu and gpu usage during gaming and indeed there is a significant bottleneck. I looked at the fx-6300 processor and it is good no doubt but because i would like to stay on the FM2 Socket i have decided to go with the Athlon ii x4 750K Cpu.


Good pick. The Athlon-II X4 750K is a decent gaming CPU for the price. And as you said yourself to go with a FX-6300 you would have to change the motherboard so it would be more hassle (and more money) so I guess it's a good compromise in your situation.

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