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December 9, 2012 10:50:51 PM

I was wondering how high I would have to OC my FX-6200 on my Sabertooth mobo inorder to keep it from bottlenecking my Asus GTX680?

I regret not going with an Intel, but nonetheless we can make this work pretty good?

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December 9, 2012 10:52:41 PM

It doesn't bottleneck that GPU at all friend, don't be silly.
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December 9, 2012 10:54:22 PM

What about my 6950's in crossfire?
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December 9, 2012 10:56:21 PM

Same thing - there's nothing wrong with a 6200 at all my man!
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December 9, 2012 11:03:37 PM

Alright sweet..I had a 6100 OC'd to 4.2ghz and I decided to swap it out for a 6200. For some reason I was having problems with my setup I had the Asus 990x EVO with the FX6100 4.2 ghz and crossfired 6950's...but I could never get it to work correctly..I tried alot of things and never seemed to be able to get the performance I wanted out of it. So I decided to buy a few more parts and im gonna end up with 2 desktops after all said and done. How do you think my 6200+sabertooth+680 will compare to my 6100+990x EVO+6950's crossfired?

In theory you would think the performance would be approximately the same? But im hoping that my new rig will run smoother than the last.
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December 9, 2012 11:13:32 PM

I would go for a 6300 then - Piledriver makes a difference
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December 9, 2012 11:19:53 PM

Could I ask why? Im kind of noobish in the computer business, but I have a pretty good general grasp on things.
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December 9, 2012 11:21:20 PM

The architecture was refined - better overall performance, plus more headroom to overclock friend
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December 9, 2012 11:21:33 PM

^ That's one thing in this thread I agree with. The 6300 is pretty good.

With that said, the 6200 at stock will bottleneck the 680 a decent amount in games that aren't extremely GPU bound (BF3 SP, for example. Pretty much all newer CPU's are equal there). It may be a fast BD chip, but it's still just a BD chip.

Get the 6300 and OC it a bit and you'll be doing good.
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December 9, 2012 11:23:58 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
^ That's one thing in this thread I agree with. The 6300 is pretty good.

With that said, the 6200 at stock will bottleneck the 680 a decent amount in games that aren't extremely GPU bound (BF3 SP, for example). It may be a fast BD chip, but it's still just a BD chip.

Get the 6300 and OC it a bit and you'll be doing good.

Well if you wanna get like that, not a lot of games are CPU intensive. Only a handful - depends what he wants to play.
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December 9, 2012 11:27:17 PM

payturr said:
Well if you wanna get like that, not a lot of games are CPU intensive. Only a handful - depends what he wants to play.


Well, very few are as GPU intensive as BF3 SP. It changes a bit, even with BF3 MP. BF3 MP will take all of the CPU horsepower (cores and raw speed) that you can give it.

Beyond that, a 6200 at stock will still be a bottleneck for a 680 in most situations.
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December 9, 2012 11:28:57 PM

Well, I recommend 6300 - I just assumed he already owned a 6200 and wanted to know if it'll bottleneck him in average games
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December 9, 2012 11:48:44 PM

Yea the game I play is SWTOR which from what I understand is more CPU intensive then GPU..Im contacting Newegg as we speek trying to refund my 6200 (that I ordered yesterday) and im processing a new order with the 6300. So what advantage does the new Piledriver have over the old bulldozer archittecture? Good thing the Sabertooth I ordered was 2.0 :D  lol
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December 9, 2012 11:50:00 PM

If I remembered correctly, more room to overclock the beast, better number output, and more cache so better overall performance.
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December 9, 2012 11:56:58 PM

Still nothing to compare to the 3930K though eh?
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December 9, 2012 11:58:44 PM

lilgags said:
Still nothing to compare to the 3930K though eh?

No - but I wouldn't even compare to that processor cause I think it's a waste of money to buy for gaming xD But compared to like a 2500K, its a decent foe for gaming
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December 10, 2012 12:06:08 AM

Yea I have a H50 water cooler coming too, I just need someone to help me Overclock it, as I am new to overclocking and want to make sure I do it 100% correctly this time!
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December 10, 2012 12:11:23 AM

I'll help advise you with overclocking & thermal paste and all, just PM me?
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December 10, 2012 1:39:32 AM

the h50 water cooler is apparently not as good as a high end air cooler.
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December 10, 2012 2:16:34 AM

Yea I have a Hyper 212+ Big ass Air cooler, but Iv read reviews sayin the H50 keeps things a lil cooler..not by much but apparently it does help..I figured for 50 bucks it would be worth a shot..
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December 10, 2012 2:44:43 AM

I don't think that bottlenecks that much.. you should be fine.

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December 10, 2012 3:21:14 AM

bret, are you refering to the 6200 or the 6300? Also i play to SLI sometime in the future, but I might switch over to Intel before I go down that road, Im not sure yet.
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December 10, 2012 7:45:44 AM

If u get the fx6300, u can forget about upgrading to intel around 3+ years,
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December 10, 2012 8:02:15 AM

So the piledriver is keeping up with intels sandy bridge?
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December 10, 2012 8:30:21 AM

Not really keeping up, not even the 8 core amd chip able to defeat the 3570k,

But this fx6300 is the best on value performance per price,

Kinda like this chip is enough, and the 3570k more then enough,
Hope u get the comparison, both will get job done.
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December 10, 2012 8:43:23 AM

Thanks man i appreciate the imput. It makes perfect sense
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December 10, 2012 8:43:43 AM

6.4GHz to 7.2GHz with ALL CORES ENABLED.
- Which is wayyyy higher than you'll be able to OC it!
- Otherwise that CPU will bottleneck that card often enough that the frame rate stuttering below 32fps will drive you insane for what you're planning to, or have just, spent on a high end video card.

PS: SWTOR on AMD sucks don't throw your money away, get an Intel Core i3 instead. (Even a 2 core hyper-threaded one).

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a similar CPU heavy title:
- http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processo...

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December 10, 2012 8:51:07 AM

Scott_D_Bowen said:
6.4GHz to 7.2GHz with ALL CORES ENABLED.
- Which is wayyyy higher than you'll be able to OC it!
- Otherwise that CPU will bottleneck that card often enough that the frame rate stuttering below 32fps will drive you insane for what you're planning to, or have just, spent on a high end video card.

PS: SWTOR on AMD sucks don't throw your money away, get an Intel Core i3 instead. (Even a 2 core hyper-threaded one).

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a similar CPU heavy title:
- http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processo...

Are you reffering to the 6200?? If so what is your opinion on the 6300? I know amd is subpar compared to intel..but i should be able to have an effecient smooth running machine with that card and a 6300..
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December 10, 2012 4:10:48 PM

I dont know if 6200 and 6300 make a big different, but i know its better then a full upgrade
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December 18, 2012 6:27:07 PM

payturr said:
It doesn't bottleneck that GPU at all friend, don't be silly.


will the fx 4100 oc to 4.2ghz will bottleneck the hd 7870????
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December 23, 2012 9:33:14 PM

Ramzzz2936 said:
will the fx 4100 oc to 4.2ghz will bottleneck the hd 7870????

depends on the game, but overall performance should be ok. If i had that cpu i would be aiming for a higher overclock to near 5ghz, or you may as well get an i3 for better gaming performance.
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