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Looking at buying a GTX 760, will my cpu bottle neck it?

I have an AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz..and seeing as it is an APU with an FM2 socket if I were to upgrade to what I really wanted in a CPU (an i5), I would have to buy whole new mobo. Just wondering if I could get out of doing that with this card. Also, if this card wont work, what will? Trying to go as high end as I can... thank you!
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  1. Yes there will be Bottleneck
  2. TheUnknownPC said:
    Yes there will be Bottleneck


    How bad? And if that's the case...what will work without a bottleneck?
  3. Best answer
    Depending on what you had for a gfx card before, you will probably see a major frame rate improvement. But yes, the APU will be a slight bottle neck to the card. Still, it will be a worthwhile upgrade. Or, you may want to look into the new GTX 750 Ti. One of the factory overclocked versions if you want to avoid bottle neck. This is an amazing card that requires no 6 pin connection but has the speed of the older GTX 650 TI Boost:
    http://www.evga.com/articles/00821/#3753
  4. jthubert10 said:
    TheUnknownPC said:
    Yes there will be Bottleneck


    How bad? And if that's the case...what will work without a bottleneck?


    A GTX 750Ti Should do the trick
  5. clutchc said:
    Depending on what you had for a gfx card before, you will probably see a major frame rate improvement. But yes, the APU will be a slight bottle neck to the card. Still, it will be a worthwhile upgrade. Or, you may want to look into the new GTX 750 Ti. One of the factory overclocked versions if you want to avoid bottle neck. This is an amazing card that requires no 6 pin connection but has the speed of the older GTX 650 TI Boost:
    http://www.evga.com/articles/00821/#3753


    Thats the thing, I didn't have one. The processor is an APU with integrated graphics. Budget build. You say a "slight" bottle neck...is it slight enough to where I could just kind of live with it till I can save up the money to upgrade my mobo and CPU?
  6. jthubert10 said:
    clutchc said:
    Depending on what you had for a gfx card before, you will probably see a major frame rate improvement. But yes, the APU will be a slight bottle neck to the card. Still, it will be a worthwhile upgrade. Or, you may want to look into the new GTX 750 Ti. One of the factory overclocked versions if you want to avoid bottle neck. This is an amazing card that requires no 6 pin connection but has the speed of the older GTX 650 TI Boost:
    http://www.evga.com/articles/00821/#3753


    Thats the thing, I didn't have one. The processor is an APU with integrated graphics. Budget build. You say a "slight" bottle neck...is it slight enough to where I could just kind of live with it till I can save up the money to upgrade my mobo and CPU?


    Yes, that was kinda what I was referring to. If you see an upgrade to CPU/MB in your future, then there'd be nothing wrong with getting a slightly faster card than you can make the most of now. But check out the reviews of the GTX 750 Ti SC from Evga. Fastest card you can buy that needs no aux power.

    What is your PSU in the PC?
  7. clutchc said:
    jthubert10 said:
    clutchc said:
    Depending on what you had for a gfx card before, you will probably see a major frame rate improvement. But yes, the APU will be a slight bottle neck to the card. Still, it will be a worthwhile upgrade. Or, you may want to look into the new GTX 750 Ti. One of the factory overclocked versions if you want to avoid bottle neck. This is an amazing card that requires no 6 pin connection but has the speed of the older GTX 650 TI Boost:
    http://www.evga.com/articles/00821/#3753


    Thats the thing, I didn't have one. The processor is an APU with integrated graphics. Budget build. You say a "slight" bottle neck...is it slight enough to where I could just kind of live with it till I can save up the money to upgrade my mobo and CPU?


    Yes, that was kinda what I was referring to. If you see an upgrade to CPU/MB in your future, then there'd be nothing wrong with getting a slightly faster card than you can make the most of now. But check out the reviews of the GTX 750 Ti SC from Evga. Fastest card you can buy that needs no aux power.

    What is your PSU in the PC?


    Right now its a Corsair 430.
  8. jthubert10 said:


    Right now its a Corsair 430.


    Well, you'd want to upgrade the PSU if you go with the GTX 760. Most of them take 2 x 6 pin connections and Nvidia recommends a 500W PSU as minimum for their std GTX 760.
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications
  9. clutchc said:
    jthubert10 said:


    Right now its a Corsair 430.


    Well, you'd want to upgrade the PSU if you go with the GTX 760. Most of them take 2 x 6 pin connections and Nvidia recommends a 500W PSU as minimum for their std GTX 760.
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications


    Recommendations on that? This is what I was looking at.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
  10. jthubert10 said:

    Recommendations on that? This is what I was looking at.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012


    That would work.
  11. clutchc said:
    jthubert10 said:

    Recommendations on that? This is what I was looking at.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012


    That would work.


    One last question..how big is said bottleneck? Like just a loss of a couple frames...10-15 frames...if you know?
  12. I really wouldn't have the figures at my fingertips. And it would depend on the game/game engine, the resolution, the settings used, which settings, etc. But what does it matter? It will be a major upgrade in frame rate with your present APU. And another gain in the future if you upgrade the CPU/MB. No, you will not be able to wring every last fps from the card with your APU. That's why I suggested the GTX 750 Ti as a more practical solution.
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