AM I being Bottlenecked?

Would this CPU: AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics, at 3.2ghz would be bottlenecking my EVGA Geforce GTX 660 2gb DDR5 GPU? Im playing wow and getting like 60=70 frames in some places. and certain games feel sluggish. On Windows 8 btw
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  1. No there is no bottleneck.do not worry.
  2. Ok, is it just the GPU isnt all I thought it would be :l I can play bf3 pretty easily on lowish settings with good frames, and WoWs like 6 years old..
  3. if you are not maxing out your gpu, yet your cpu is being fully utilized then yes your are being bottlenecked. GTX 660 is a great GPU and you should be able to play BF3 at ultra preset @ 1080p: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-geforce-gtx-650-benchmark,3297-7.html
  4. Simply because BF3 and WoW are more CPU dependent than GPU dependent.
  5. Your CPU needs a big overclock or replacing.

    WOW is heavily intel biased.
  6. amuffin said:
    Simply because BF3 and WoW are more CPU dependent than GPU dependent.

    are'nt the trinity APU's piledriver cores? I think they should handle cpu intensive games much better than what OP is stating.
  7. They have no L3 cache, most games love l3 cache.
  8. noob2222 said:
    They have no L3 cache, most games love l3 cache.

    agreed but should it take that big a hit. It's a piledriver core @ 3.2 after all.
  9. you can see the games drop by 20%+ , both pd cores at 3.8 ghz

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/700?vs=675
  10. noob2222 said:
    you can see the games drop by 20%+ , both pd cores at 3.8 ghz

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/700?vs=675

    convinced with your point :)
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