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amd a6-5400k bottlenecked (r9-280x) help!!

i knew that my CPU is going to bottleneck my new r9 280x so i just installed new graphics card Asus R9 280x but i never thought that it would bottleneck that much like i have to play any games using LOW SETTINGS!!!! can anyone tell me which will be best processor to buy? that will not cause any kind of bottleneck?? it would be better if anyone can found one within FM2 socket like i'm confused i'm thinking to get AMD FX-8350 but i need to change the Motherboard too.. or i'm thinking to get the AMD 760K Richland.. If i can save some money it would be better but the fact is the AMD 760K Richland will also bottleneck the gpu but not like the 5400k :p please suggest me some best ideas :'(

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CPU: AMD A6-5400k clocked @4.4ghz
GPU: Asus R9 280X
RAM: 12gb
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast series TX750
HDD: 500gb
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  1. The 760K would certainly be an improvement due to the added cores but I wouldn't recommend it. Get either the 740 or 750K or, if you want, get an AM3+ motherboard, and use at least a FX 6300.
  2. The 760K being based on the refined Piledriver Richland core may boast better performance than the 750K and Overclock better also given the CPU features a 400Mhz higher stock clock and more P States than the 750K. Richland's APU's have a much more CPU focused power management system so if this moves over the the 760K it may be something to think about I just wish someone would benchmark this CPU against the 750K.
  3. What? Really? Damn, I thought the 760K was just a factory overclocked 750K. If what caqde said is true, then go for the 760K , OP.
  4. gear999 said:
    What? Really? Damn, I thought the 760K was just a factory overclocked 750K. If what caqde said is true, then go for the 760K , OP.


    Originally thats what I thought until I looked them up and noticed the 750K is Trinity based and the 760K is Richland based. Quite an eye opener :)
  5. caqde said:
    The 760K being based on the refined Piledriver Richland core may boast better performance than the 750K and Overclock better also given the CPU features a 400Mhz higher stock clock and more P States than the 750K. Richland's APU's have a much more CPU focused power management system so if this moves over the the 760K it may be something to think about I just wish someone would benchmark this CPU against the 750K.


    so i if i get the 760k will i face any bottleneck???
  6. It may still bottleneck, but you will definitely feel an improvement.
  7. gear999 said:
    It may still bottleneck, but you will definitely feel an improvement.


    then i willl get the FX-8350 what do you think?
  8. Best answer
    That would not bottleneck anything at all. Just a suggestion though, what about the 8320? It's the same thing, just with a lower clock and $50 cheaper.
  9. thank you so much gear999 for helping me out ^_^
  10. You're welcome. Just don't forget to get a new AM3+ motherboard for it though. Also, you might want to get an aftermarket CPU cooler, like the 212 EVO with it.
  11. gear999 said:
    You're welcome. Just don't forget to get a new AM3+ motherboard for it though. Also, you might want to get an aftermarket CPU cooler, like the 212 EVO with it.

    yea i have to get a motherboard too but which one should i get ?? like i have been always using Asrock so is ASrock good ? i like the features they have specially UEFI bios and their overclocking options :)
  12. Sorry for the late response but yes, they should be good.
  13. I recommend getting an Intel CPU instead considering you have to get a new motherboard anyway. :)
    The i5 4460 paired with a H97 board will perform better than a 8320, especially in games. It'll also run cooler. :)
  14. What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you
  15. LucoTF said:
    What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you


    Agreed. But If he doesn't take that option and is going to buy a new motherboard for an 8320, I definitely think a switch to Intel is the way to go. :)
  16. Alex Kelly said:
    LucoTF said:
    What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you


    Agreed. But If he doesn't take that option and is going to buy a new motherboard for an 8320, I definitely think a switch to Intel is the way to go. :)


    Totally agree. AMD chips really need an OC to get the most from them so you inevietably end up getting an aftermarket cooler and a board with decent power phases and cooling...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $223.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:28 EDT-0400

    Which doesn't really work out any cheaper than an i5 + budget board combo...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $234.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:30 EDT-0400

    And if you're looking at the FX-8xxx series then an i5 build is often the cheaper option :)
  17. LucoTF said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    LucoTF said:
    What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you


    Agreed. But If he doesn't take that option and is going to buy a new motherboard for an 8320, I definitely think a switch to Intel is the way to go. :)


    Totally agree. AMD chips really need an OC to get the most from them so you inevietably end up getting an aftermarket cooler and a board with decent power phases and cooling...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $223.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:28 EDT-0400

    Which doesn't really work out any cheaper than an i5 + budget board combo...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $234.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:30 EDT-0400

    And if you're looking at the FX-8xxx series then an i5 build is often the cheaper option :)


    fx-8350 out performs core i5 k edition watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE
  18. rdawg16 said:
    LucoTF said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    LucoTF said:
    What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you


    Agreed. But If he doesn't take that option and is going to buy a new motherboard for an 8320, I definitely think a switch to Intel is the way to go. :)


    Totally agree. AMD chips really need an OC to get the most from them so you inevietably end up getting an aftermarket cooler and a board with decent power phases and cooling...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $223.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:28 EDT-0400

    Which doesn't really work out any cheaper than an i5 + budget board combo...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $234.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:30 EDT-0400

    And if you're looking at the FX-8xxx series then an i5 build is often the cheaper option :)


    fx-8350 out performs core i5 k edition watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE


    One YouTube video does not prove anything.
    The i5 is the better and cheaper option once all things are considered.
  19. Alex Kelly said:
    rdawg16 said:
    LucoTF said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    LucoTF said:
    What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you


    Agreed. But If he doesn't take that option and is going to buy a new motherboard for an 8320, I definitely think a switch to Intel is the way to go. :)


    Totally agree. AMD chips really need an OC to get the most from them so you inevietably end up getting an aftermarket cooler and a board with decent power phases and cooling...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $223.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:28 EDT-0400

    Which doesn't really work out any cheaper than an i5 + budget board combo...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $234.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:30 EDT-0400

    And if you're looking at the FX-8xxx series then an i5 build is often the cheaper option :)


    fx-8350 out performs core i5 k edition watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE


    One YouTube video does not prove anything.
    The i5 is the better and cheaper option once all things are considered.


    well there are several videos not only one lol and "DON'T BE A FAN BOY" :p

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVeN6WEGgg (part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD6UcsVG56g (part 2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnsfIJtZ2o (part 3)

    there are tons of videos go check it out if you really want to know the difference..... don't get me wrong as there are tons of tests and videos that's why i'm curious :p
  20. rdawg16 said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    rdawg16 said:
    LucoTF said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    LucoTF said:
    What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you


    Agreed. But If he doesn't take that option and is going to buy a new motherboard for an 8320, I definitely think a switch to Intel is the way to go. :)


    Totally agree. AMD chips really need an OC to get the most from them so you inevietably end up getting an aftermarket cooler and a board with decent power phases and cooling...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $223.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:28 EDT-0400

    Which doesn't really work out any cheaper than an i5 + budget board combo...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $234.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:30 EDT-0400

    And if you're looking at the FX-8xxx series then an i5 build is often the cheaper option :)


    fx-8350 out performs core i5 k edition watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE


    One YouTube video does not prove anything.
    The i5 is the better and cheaper option once all things are considered.


    well there are several videos not only one lol and "DON'T BE A FAN BOY" :p

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVeN6WEGgg (part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD6UcsVG56g (part 2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnsfIJtZ2o (part 3)

    there are tons of videos go check it out if you really want to know the difference..... don't get me wrong as there are tons of tests and videos that's why i'm curious :p


    I'm not a 'FAN BOY'. I just know what I'm talking about.
    The i5 series draws less power, is faster in games and others apps and runs cooler.
  21. Alex Kelly said:
    rdawg16 said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    rdawg16 said:
    LucoTF said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    LucoTF said:
    What motherboard do you currently have? A 760k with a good OC (4.5ghz or more) would be a cheap but very effective upgrade for you


    Agreed. But If he doesn't take that option and is going to buy a new motherboard for an 8320, I definitely think a switch to Intel is the way to go. :)


    Totally agree. AMD chips really need an OC to get the most from them so you inevietably end up getting an aftermarket cooler and a board with decent power phases and cooling...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $223.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:28 EDT-0400

    Which doesn't really work out any cheaper than an i5 + budget board combo...


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $234.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 09:30 EDT-0400

    And if you're looking at the FX-8xxx series then an i5 build is often the cheaper option :)


    fx-8350 out performs core i5 k edition watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE


    One YouTube video does not prove anything.
    The i5 is the better and cheaper option once all things are considered.


    well there are several videos not only one lol and "DON'T BE A FAN BOY" :p

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVeN6WEGgg (part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD6UcsVG56g (part 2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHnsfIJtZ2o (part 3)

    there are tons of videos go check it out if you really want to know the difference..... don't get me wrong as there are tons of tests and videos that's why i'm curious :p


    I'm not a 'FAN BOY'. I just know what I'm talking about.
    The i5 series draws less power, is faster in games and others apps and runs cooler.


    ya i totally AGREE with that and The fact is Intel will be always the best but i will buy the FX-8350 just to try something new :P
  22. Fair enough! Its fun to try new things even if they might not be the best. Understandable :)
  23. rdawg16 said:

    ya i totally AGREE with that and The fact is Intel will be always the best but i will buy the FX-8350 just to try something new :P


    AMD had the title for best from Mid 1999 to uhm... 2006 or 2008? (Depending on if you say Intel took over with the Core 2 series or the Nehalem i7's) Intel made the same mistake AMD just made if the new architecture by Jim Keller is anything as good as the Athlon was to AMD in 1999 then this might change in 2016 which would be about the time it took intel to make their new architecture that started taking over the speed crown from AMD. Mind you anything could happen in the next few years :)

    Anyways enjoy your new processor :)
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