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March 8, 2014 8:51:48 AM

Ok I'm going to give alot of specifics and am looking for some serious hardware knowledge.
As a preface here are my current specs:1)AMD 8350 @ 4.7, 2)ASUS M5A99x Evo R2.0 motherboard, 3) EVGA GTX 680 superclocked x2 in SLI, 4) 32 gig Corsair Dominator @1866, 5) Samsung 840 pro 512mb SSD, 6) 1050w Corsair psu, 7) Corsair H80i cpu cooler, 8) Thermaltake Armor Reve case.
Over the next year I want to change my GPU to the most powerful i can on the Market.
If I were to buy right now that would be 2 Titan blacks in sli or 2 780 ti's in SLI.
However I wonder if I should wait till the end of this year or beginning of 2015 for dual 880's or dual Titan 2.
So my question is this..... How much would my current CPU and motherboard be bottlenecked by the most powerful GPU's to come out now or over the next year?
I cant afford the most powerful GPU set up AND CPU setup at the same time.
How will my 8350 fair with new 20mn Gpu's, DDR5 and will my current motherboard be compatable with this year and next years tech?
Thanks in advance to any Tech head who can give me the specific and technical answers to each hardware componet i have.
Cheers.
March 8, 2014 10:53:52 AM

TheOnlyDoor said:
Ok I'm going to give alot of specifics and am looking for some serious hardware knowledge.
As a preface here are my current specs:1)AMD 8350 @ 4.7, 2)ASUS M5A99x Evo R2.0 motherboard, 3) EVGA GTX 680 superclocked x2 in SLI, 4) 32 gig Corsair Dominator @1866, 5) Samsung 840 pro 512mb SSD, 6) 1050w Corsair psu, 7) Corsair H80i cpu cooler, 8) Thermaltake Armor Reve case.
Over the next year I want to change my GPU to the most powerful i can on the Market.
If I were to buy right now that would be 2 Titan blacks in sli or 2 780 ti's in SLI.
However I wonder if I should wait till the end of this year or beginning of 2015 for dual 880's or dual Titan 2.
So my question is this..... How much would my current CPU and motherboard be bottlenecked by the most powerful GPU's to come out now or over the next year?
I cant afford the most powerful GPU set up AND CPU setup at the same time.
How will my 8350 fair with new 20mn Gpu's, DDR5 and will my current motherboard be compatable with this year and next years tech?
Thanks in advance to any Tech head who can give me the specific and technical answers to each hardware componet i have.
Cheers.

Well, first of all it depends if you want 30fps or 60fps from your games. I think it will be a long time before the FX 8350 can't handle a game @30fps. If you want 60fps it will limit you right now in some games. Many graphic settings have very little influence on CPU power, so if you want to max everything out with maximum Anti Aliasing and possibly at resolutions over 1080p, the Titans/780tis will serve you well. If you want 60fps the FX might not deliver in many future titles.

Considering dual highend GPUs will cost you a ton of money, I really don't see a reason to upgrade your CPU as well though. You've got nothing to loose. Since your rig is very powerful already I would wait until Maxwell comes out and see how far DDR4 is away by then. Upgrading to Maxwell and DDR4 would really make your rig future proof. Maxwell would also be great for SLI because of its lower power consumption. Don't worry too much about DDR4 though, there is nothing suggesting DDR4 will have any noticeable impact on gaming.

I don't understand your question about DDR5. DDR5 doesn't exit and isn't announced yet. GDDR5 does exist, but I can not see how that would make sense in the context of your question.


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March 8, 2014 11:57:40 AM

Thanks for your reply.
In regards to the DDR question I misspoke(typed). I meant DDR6 vram that might be coming out on the next grphics cards. would my current motherboard be compatable with that.
As well a follow on question...I notice that in games like BF4 wich are optomized for AMD CPU's I can get close to 120-130 fps sometimes, where as games like Planetside 2 which are optomized for Intel Cpu's and only use 4 of my 8 cores I'll be down in the 15-20 fps.
A side note: I get these FPS always at ultra settings and 1080p. This is my target for every game. I have not intrest in less than maximum settings.
If the next 2 years games start optomizing for 6-8 core processors, will I not see greater longevity with this CPU despite it's weaker per core performance over intel?


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March 8, 2014 1:36:11 PM

TheOnlyDoor said:
Thanks for your reply.
In regards to the DDR question I misspoke(typed). I meant DDR6 vram that might be coming out on the next grphics cards. would my current motherboard be compatable with that.
As well a follow on question...I notice that in games like BF4 wich are optomized for AMD CPU's I can get close to 120-130 fps sometimes, where as games like Planetside 2 which are optomized for Intel Cpu's and only use 4 of my 8 cores I'll be down in the 15-20 fps.
A side note: I get these FPS always at ultra settings and 1080p. This is my target for every game. I have not intrest in less than maximum settings.
If the next 2 years games start optomizing for 6-8 core processors, will I not see greater longevity with this CPU despite it's weaker per core performance over intel?




Motherboard has nothing to do with the gpu's ram beyond having a pcie slot that is compatible.

bf4 just uses all of the cores you have, planetside 2 doesn't and that's why you get suboptimal fps.

You are basically already at the limit of what your cpu can do, as bf4 shows. Even using all cores it still can only match a 4 core intel cpu.

You are already at the most powerful gpu's your cpu can handle and then some. Honestly as your planetside 2 fps shows you get bottlenecked pretty badly in cpu bound situations.





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