Solved Possible bottleneck? upgrade? Tags: Bottleneck Computers Games Processors CPUs Last response: March 20, 2014 5:57 PM in CPUs Share Chinaman311 March 20, 2014 5:36:01 PM hi, I just purchased a r9-270x and I'd like to squeeze some more out of my computer/gfx card which i think I could by upgrading my processor.. my specs.. 8 gb ddr3 xfx r9-270x AMD a6-5600k 3.6 ghz dual core asus fm2 mobo 600 watt psu win 8 64 bit I was wondering if my processor would be holding back this video card, what are your thoughts? I was thinking of something like this as I am trying to budget, however i do have some money to throw down if i have to http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... any recommendations? More about : bottleneck upgrade Reply to Chinaman311 Chinaman311 March 20, 2014 5:39:02 PM 24 inch monitor btw Reply to Chinaman311 m 0 l mf Red a b à CPUs March 20, 2014 5:41:12 PM i3 will be faster for sure. Go up to an i5 if you can afford it. Reply to mf Red m 0 l Related resources Upgrade GPU and cause possible Bottleneck Or Buy New CPU? Any help appreciated. - Forum 9 Series Upgrade + Possible Bottleneck + Eyefinity - Forum Possible bottleneck and upgrade - Forum Possible i3 Bottleneck (going to upgrade graphics card) - Forum Possible Bottleneck When Upgrading - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Bad_Kitty13 a b à CPUs March 20, 2014 5:43:07 PM yes your processor would be holding it back. i had a oc a8-3870k and was bottlenecking a 7790 slightly. so a dual core is probably holding it back a decent ammount....how much is your budget? the best processor for that socket is the 760k http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad760kwohlbox Reply to Bad_Kitty13 Share Chinaman311 March 20, 2014 5:50:21 PM umm i guess 300 bucks but i dont really want to spend more than 200 if i dont have to Reply to Chinaman311 m 0 l Bad_Kitty13 a b à CPUs March 20, 2014 5:57:43 PM this is good for 250 and cfx PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ezsg/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Total: $244.98 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:53 EDT-0400) if you want something around 200 still would support cfx and a i5 down the road PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zGPP/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($134.93 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Total: $204.92 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:55 EDT-0400) for 320 this will support overclocking and cfx with the best i5 you can get PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cYtH/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $318.99 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 20:57 EDT-0400) Reply to Bad_Kitty13 m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Help? Possible bottleneck, new upgrade not doing its job. Forum SolvedPossible Bottlenecking, CPU Upgrade Needed Forum Next logical upgrade step - possible bottleneck Forum Possible computer bottleneck (upgrading maybe) Forum CPU Bottleneck? Possible Upgrades? Forum SolvedPc configuration and possible bottleneck? Forum SolvedPossible CPU Bottleneck? Forum SolvedCrossfire and possible CPU bottleneck? Forum Solvedneed info about possible bottleneck Forum SolvedPossible Bottleneck Issue? Forum SolvedI5 2300 Non K possible bottleneck for gtx 780 Forum SolvedWildstar FPS Problems - Possible Bottleneck? Forum SolvedPossible CPU Bottleneck issues Forum SolvedPossible cpu bottleneck or broken card? Forum SolvedPossible bottleneck on SLI Performance Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !