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Would a FX-4100 bottleneck a GTX 660 TI?

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August 26, 2012 3:46:00 PM

Hello,

Recently picked up the 660 TI, which is considerably more powerful than my old 6850, and just wanted to know if I my old FX-4100 would throttle its performance.
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August 26, 2012 3:55:57 PM

Personally I have found the FX to be really good for gaming I know a lot of people have a different opinion of it on Tomshardware. I have the FX-8120 witch runs at a native 3.1ghz and have it running at 4ghz with a 20x multiplier and I am running a 7950 with it. I can play any game I want at 1080p on max/ultra with no problems. I think you will be fine with the FX-4100. I am not familiar with Nvidia GPU's anymore but it should be fine.
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August 26, 2012 4:08:01 PM

Needs an overclock and you will be fine.
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August 26, 2012 5:12:06 PM

Shouldn't even need an overclock, even though an overclock would definitely bring you on the safe side.

Anyway, I'd spent that few more bucks and get that 670. It's worth it.
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August 26, 2012 5:43:01 PM

whatsthatnoise said:

Anyway, I'd spent that few more bucks and get that 670. It's worth it.


maybe he can return the GTX660ti and you can lend him some money?
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August 26, 2012 5:47:37 PM

Yes it will in certain games at certain resolutions (particularly 1080p).
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August 26, 2012 7:13:32 PM

ct1615 said:
maybe he can return the GTX660ti and you can lend him some money?


You always have a few days (2 weeks) to return something, at least over here. Since he said "recently" ... ;) 
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August 26, 2012 7:17:09 PM

^There isn't a point in going with a GTX 670 over a 660 TI with that CPU. And depending on what games and what resolutions the OP plans to play them at, there may be no point at all. You should probe for more information before making assumptions and recommendations that involve a person spending more money.
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August 26, 2012 7:20:27 PM

BTW, I'm not trying to beat up on Bulldozer here. Most people who know me on the forums know I'm perfectly happy with my AMD CPU, but I'd say anything higher than a 660 TI or 7870 would be getting to the point of being unbalanced even with the better designed Phenom II. Most games it would be okay, but for a card more powerful than that, I'd be advising one look at Intel i5s.
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August 26, 2012 7:52:43 PM

I have a feeling it will.
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April 30, 2013 12:22:23 PM

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Currently i havw the following rig Amd fx 4100 3.60ghz Corsair.2x 4gb ddr3 ram @1600mhz Coolermaster thunder 600w psu Coolermasrer elite 311 case Asus monitor 1336x768 and i might play some games at 1280x720

Can u tell me the best card for.my pc.under 430 dollars that can max out or play games on high ... thanks
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May 1, 2013 2:08:09 AM

My 4ghz P2 965 did bottleneck my SOC GTX 570 in certain games so ya I will say you would have a small bottleneck. All though I doubt you would notice it. Performance should be fine bro
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May 1, 2013 2:13:22 AM

subscribefortutorial said:
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Currently i havw the following rig Amd fx 4100 3.60ghz Corsair.2x 4gb ddr3 ram @1600mhz Coolermaster thunder 600w psu Coolermasrer elite 311 case Asus monitor 1336x768 and i might play some games at 1280x720

Can u tell me the best card for.my pc.under 430 dollars that can max out or play games on high ... thanks


At those resolutions the 660 ti is more than enough, the limiting factor WILL be your cpu, I suggest an upgrade to a 6300 + aftermarket cpu cooler and overclock.

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May 1, 2013 6:19:51 AM

At those low resolutions, your GPU is going underused, and more stress is on the CPU. An upgrade to a 1080p monitor would be advisable, and you'll probably get the same performance.
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