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GTX 760 or R9 270X

So from the title you can probably guess my question.
I'm planning on switching my GPU to something more powerful,and these are the best in my price range. I currently have an FX-8120 (I know it's NOT the 8320, so don't spam this thread about it :D) Would my CPU bottleneck any of the cards? And I know it's as simple as which is "better", but (from experience) which one would you recommend?
(There's a $25 difference,but that's pretty much nothing)
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    In games relying on single-threaded CPU performance, your CPU can bottleneck performance. But much of the time you'd get your money's worth from these GPUs. With a $25 difference I would probably go for the GTX 760, but both are viable options.
  2. Yes , go with the GTX 760 , its really much better than the R9 270x.
  3. Your CPU won't bottleneck either of these cards at all and the EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ ACX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DHW4HXY would be superior to the R9 270X in every respect.

  4. GuatoNoP01 said:
    Your CPU won't bottleneck either of these cards at all and the EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ ACX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DHW4HXY would be superior to the R9 270X in every respect.

    That GTX 760 costs a whopping $260, which is $80 more than you can get an R9 270X for. So it's poor value for money.

    The CPU will bottleneck either of those cards in some situations. It's funny that you link a Crysis 3 benchmark, because that particular game is an example of that. Note how the FX-8350, which has an improved architecture and higher clocks than the 8120, limits the framerate to a lower average (and very low minimum) at lower settings and with a GTX 680 that is more powerful than either the GTX 760 or the R9 270X:

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