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Will my CPU be bottlenecking?

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December 27, 2012 9:25:53 PM

So I have an AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz ( ) And I haven't really liked the performance it's been giving me on games and I usually have to turn down my settings to get decent fps. My plan was to get an XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Core edition ( ) But I wasn't sure if my CPU would be bottlenecking the GPU at all? I have 4GB of RAM if that's very important at all.

Thanks for the help.

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December 27, 2012 9:33:13 PM

Well, it's kind of hard to figure out. If you get a 7850, it will work with your processor and increase your performance. So it will be kind of like having the built in graphics + the 7850. So that will make your graphics power even stronger. So yes there will be some bottlenecking. I'm not too familiar with the recent AMD chipsets but if your motherboard is compatible to the FX processors I recommend getting a 6000 or 8000 series one and overclocking it. If you are not on a budget, get a z77 motherboard, 3570k, and the 7850. Which will be around 460-500 dollars (Going off of Microcenter prices because the Intel processors are much cheaper there)
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December 27, 2012 10:43:50 PM

No, I don't think you will see any bottleneck. Getting a new CPU would still help though. Since you only have 4GB the RAM might affect games that need more.