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Fx4170 bottleneck asus hd7770

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January 6, 2013 12:37:56 AM

Hi Guys i have the AMD FX4170 cpu and the Asus HD7770 and i was playing BF:BC2 nd i was gettin 30fps. I checked my CPU usage at it was averaging at 70-90%!! This to me sounds like a bottleneck of my GPU...?

I was thinking of buying the fx8350? this surely make some kind of improvement?

How good are the fx 8350 CPU's? Are they compatible with the M5A 78L-M Motherboard?


Im a NOOB to all this as you probably can tell. go easy on me just wanna sort some terrible fps..


Any help is much appreciated

Cheers
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January 6, 2013 12:53:50 AM

You would see more improvement with a GPU upgrade. The Radeon HD 7770 is a fairly lowend gaming GPU. Upgrade that GPU to at least a Radeon HD 7850 or 7870.
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January 6, 2013 12:59:00 AM

FX4170 still can handle 7850

i dount it can deliver performance for 7870....
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Anonymous
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January 6, 2013 1:04:26 AM

I See you got the fx8350. how do you find it? also.. how good are the 7870's? how many fps would i get and on what settings??

thanks for your reply also! :) 
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January 6, 2013 1:05:41 AM

The 7870 will likely double your frame rates, possibly more.
Anonymous
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January 6, 2013 1:09:28 AM

and thats with the fx8350 also??.. as i have been finding with the fx4170 i am gettin 80% avg gpu usage on my task manager?? seems high...!
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January 6, 2013 1:41:44 AM

I don't think that your bottleneck is related to your CPU, it's related to the GPU. Take a look at the comparisons here: 7770 vs. 7850 7770 vs. 7870
January 6, 2013 1:42:10 AM

the 8350 is an excellent chip in price to performance. It tops the i7 980X and 2700K. All for about 70-100 bucks cheaper. But If you want want some decent frames go with a 7870 or 7850. The 8350 will certainly handle those two cards
Anonymous
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January 6, 2013 10:12:09 AM

Cheeerrs i guess the way forward is to upgrade my gpu first then follow up with my cpu later if needed..

Excellent help much appreciated :) 
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