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Is my fx-6100 bottlenecking my GTX 570 1280mb?

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Last response: in PC Gaming
October 20, 2012 12:15:21 AM

I've had this rig for a while, I've noticed that on the games I play, like skyrim and Guild Wars 2, that I get lower frames in what I think is more CPU heavy places. Like in Skyrim: Whiterun. Whiterun I always get low FPS in plaves where there is smoke coming from the torches, but I also have to put in to consideration that my GPU has PhysX. I also have to turn water reflections off in GW2 because it slows me down drastically.
I was thinking of upgrading my system to an intel motherboard and getting the i5 3570k.

ASRock Extreme3 970
1279MB GeForce GTX 570 EVGA (Vanilla)
AMD fx-6100
2x2gb 1600mhz Ripjaws RAM

I'm running my games at (1920x1080@60hz)

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October 21, 2012 4:56:52 PM

I would consider that also, The FX series was never a good one for gaming. It's a tad hard to believe that it would bottleneck Skyrim but that's kinda what that sounds like.
October 21, 2012 5:13:05 PM

Honestly, as crap as the FX cpu's are, I don't think its bottlenecking. It just isn't able to perform as good as for example a 2600k, but its not bottlenecking, it might also be your ram or GPU, but its always a good idea to upgrade to intel if you have the money.

Ifreaky :)