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r9 with an a10

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August 2, 2014 9:08:21 PM

Ok Im Running an a10 build but im in the process of upgrading to an fx. Im buying an r9 280x to go in the new build but until I can afford the new mobo and processor can I run the r9 with my a10?

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August 2, 2014 9:13:08 PM

yes you will just be cpu bottlenecked with some AAA games

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August 2, 2014 9:17:06 PM

Yes. Also, if you're running an A10-7850k, consider not upgrading. The 7850k's per-core, clock cycle performance is better than anything in the FX series. If you don't have that though, I wouldn't recommend upgrading to the FX series. Try for an Intel series CPU instead. It has a much better upgrade path and you might as well since you're getting a new motherboard and CPU. If you have a Microcenter in your area, you can score a $240 i5-4690k for $200. If you're spending less, go for an i3-4150 ($130) or an i3-4130 ($125) instead, both of which should be cheaper than the aforementioned prices at microcenter. It still beats an FX-6300 in most games and will allow you that much sweeter upgrade path.