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How bad is the bottleneck in this system?

I know their is a bottleneck but how bad is it with this system Im upgrading to i5 4690k within a year
Intel pentium G3258 (K) over clocked to at least 4.7ghz
Asus z97-k
amd r9 280x
8gb kingston hyperx 1866mhz
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    Honestly bud the Pentium is going to almost choke your system, I'd say you're losing 30% or performance just in your CPU, a good rule of thumb with PCs is to never skimp on the Holy trio, of MOBO, memory and CPU.
  2. yes very bad CPU bottleneck there....
  3. Almost none actually. An overclocked G3258 performs very close to an Intel i5.

  4. veniteo said:
    Honestly bud the Pentium is going to almost choke your system, I'd say you're losing 30% or performance just in your CPU, a good rule of thumb with PCs is to never skimp on the Holy trio, of MOBO, memory and CPU.


    Ahh Im gooing to just save up longer then and get i5
  5. It's actually very capable at that overclock. Check out toms review of that chip, http://

    If you can get it to 4.5/4.6 ghz you should see massive gains
  6. What are you smoking man? haha, even OCed its still a bad bottleneck for a 280x...
  7. Fidgetmaster said:
    What are you smoking man? haha, even OCed its still a bad bottleneck for a 280x...

    No, it is not. There is no bottleneck on a 4.7Ghz overclock G3258.
  8. ksham said:
    Fidgetmaster said:
    What are you smoking man? haha, even OCed its still a bad bottleneck for a 280x...

    No, it is not. There is no bottleneck on a 4.7Ghz overclock G3258.


    Thats good, Im going to get it actually.
  9. Fidgetmaster said:
    What are you smoking man? haha, even OCed its still a bad bottleneck for a 280x...




    Did you even look at the benchmarks ?, the one on toms is running a titan. I don't see any "bad bottlenecking" in any of those games. It would be good for now until he gets an i5
  10. Just in response to you up there, overclocking a processor in this line first of all requires a knowledge of how to overclock, a higher than stock CPU cooler (9 out or 10 times) and a decent board. Also, overclocking tends to reduce the lifetime of the processor. Honestly I was mainly looking at future proofing. Overclocking can only go so far.
  11. veniteo said:
    overclocking a processor in this line first of all requires a knowledge of how to overclock, a higher than stock CPU cooler (9 out or 10 times) and a decent board.

    in the original post, it is stated that the G3258 was overclocked to at least 4.7GHz. Overclocking isn't so bad now, especially with auto-OC features. And you can easily ask for help in many forums.


    veniteo said:
    Also, overclocking tends to reduce the lifetime of the processor.

    How long does one plan on keeping it anyway? All CPUs get replaced as software and games become more demanding. Also, it's not like in the next few years, the R9 280X magically becomes more powerful. No bottleneck now is no bottleneck. I'm aware CPU power does fade with time, but so does everything else. And @TreeTerra is going to upgrade to an i5-4690K within a year (as stated in the original post).
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