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Will a FX 4100 bottleneck a 7850?

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January 31, 2013 9:41:05 PM

Is the cpu too weak to for a 7850?

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January 31, 2013 9:46:39 PM

it really depends on the exact game and your monitor's resolution. as a whole, its a good set up for modern gaming.
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January 31, 2013 9:46:40 PM

yeung107 said:
Is the cpu too weak to for a 7850?

It really depends on the game, but yes, it will. I know for a fact it will on RTS games like StarCraft and Supreme Commander, and even on Borderlands 2.
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January 31, 2013 10:42:32 PM

How much of a bottleneck?
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January 31, 2013 11:06:27 PM

yeung107 said:
How much of a bottleneck?

Pretty noticeable on games I played. I was dropping as low as 20-30 FPS at certain times on Borderlands 2. StarCraft 2, as low as 17. My i5-3570k brought that minimum to 50.
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January 31, 2013 11:36:12 PM

It's sorta bottlenecking your video card, maybe test your card with a better mobo + cpu setup.
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February 1, 2013 1:20:22 AM

There will be bottleneck in some games due to poor single threated performance of fx 4100.
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February 1, 2013 1:28:07 AM

Overclock it and you should be fine. Can you overclock?
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February 1, 2013 4:28:50 AM

ASHISH65 said:
There will be bottleneck in some games due to poor single threated performance of fx 4100.


Exactly right.
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February 1, 2013 5:17:30 AM

I would say it the fx4100 doesnt bottleneck the 7850, but moreso that some games benefit from a faster CPU regardless of graphics card, befcause the cpu is used for so many other things in games. As far as a balanced system, it would be better to pair the 7850 with an intel i3 for the same price, it has much better overall gamng performance.
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February 1, 2013 8:12:12 AM

I would just look at the cost factor, The FX 4XXX parts tend to be priced to close to the FX 6XXX family and with the added performance going from a FX 6200 to 6300 and how conversely the FX 4300 is weaker than the prior FX 4100 and 4170 it may be a good idea to look at the FX 4170 or FX 6300 rather, preferably the fX 6300 which is a mighty fine value for money part.
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February 1, 2013 8:45:10 AM

The *100/ Bulldozer series are not the best of CPUs, so at stock cooling I'd say it will bottleneck. But if you overclock it, it should run like a dog!
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February 1, 2013 8:51:29 AM

BuddiLuva said:
The *100/ Bulldozer series are not the best of CPUs, so at stock cooling I'd say it will bottleneck. But if you overclock it, it should run like a dog!


The FX 4300 is slower than the 4100 and 4170 due to the lower clocks but is more power efficient, problem is the FX 4300 is only $20 cheaper than the FX 6300 which is considerably faster and overclocks like a beast.
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February 1, 2013 9:27:42 AM

sarinaide said:
The FX 4300 is slower than the 4100 and 4170 due to the lower clocks but is more power efficient, problem is the FX 4300 is only $20 cheaper than the FX 6300 which is considerably faster and overclocks like a beast.


How can the 4300 be slower than the 4100 or the 4170, when it's newer architecture?
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February 1, 2013 10:39:36 AM

BuddiLuva said:
How can the 4300 be slower than the 4100 or the 4170, when it's newer architecture?


The FX 4170 has higher clockspeed which in many bench suites we have tested shown the 4170 to be a few percent faster in general performance over the 4300. The FX4300 represents a bad choice right now as the FX6300 is 15-20 dollars more for much faster performance.


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February 1, 2013 11:26:04 AM

Actually, in games the FX 4300 is faster than the FX 4170. It also has lower power consumption and is faster per clock. Since it has an unlocked multiplier it can be clocked to the FX 4170's frequency in less then a minute which will make it better in everything you could possibly think of.
As for the FX 4100, it's quite a lot slower than both of the CPU's above.
And yes, if you're looking for a good CPU you can not go wrong with a FX 6300. It simply destroys the competition at it's price point in threaded applications.
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