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

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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    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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