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Phenom X4 810 and GTX 570 - Bottleneck?

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August 1, 2012 8:07:28 PM

Hi, I am looking into upgrading to a GTX 570, but I'm concerned that my Phenom X4 810 might become a bottleneck. Hoping to get a nice Day Z experience on 1080p :) 

Anyone running something similar, or could provide some details on how this would work out? Thanks in advance.
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 9:07:56 PM

overclocking the X4 810.?
August 1, 2012 9:14:50 PM

I have literally no experience with overclocking -- so preferably not :) 
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 9:18:42 PM

I ran a Phenom II X6 1055T for a little while. It was clocked at 2.8GHz and had two more cores then yours did, but otherwise similar.

I do feel it bottlenecked my Radeon HD 6970 slightly, as when I jumped to a Intel Core i5 2500K even at stock speeds several of my games played at much higher frame rates and seemed much more smooth.

I couldn't overclock my 1055T though. If you have the budget for it, you can grab a Phenom II X4 955 BE and a Cooler Master Hyper+ for $110 , overclock it to like 3.8GHz and be golden. Overclocking a Black Edition (BE) chip is really easy. You can look online for a guide, but basically all you is raise the multiplier.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 9:23:13 PM

NoImaginationException said:
I have literally no experience with overclocking -- so preferably not :) 

then you want an upgrade the CPU bro.
I ran a GTX 570 OC'd edition with a 975BE @ 4.2GHZ and i still upgraded to a 2500K.
I'm not telling you to upgrade to Intel but you need something better than the X4 810 not clocked.
I even had SSD along with..
August 1, 2012 10:46:36 PM

I think I'll go with this one: Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.4GHZ, and instead the GTX 560 Ti. I realized it was even quieter than the GTX 570, less power consumption (won't have to change my mist PSU) and also had a better score at the "3DMark11 - Gamer".

I don't think I'm ready for a platform upgrade atm. Does this make sense to you? Maybe I won't even have to overclock :D 
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 12:03:54 AM

NoImaginationException said:
I think I'll go with this one: Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.4GHZ, and instead the GTX 560 Ti. I realized it was even quieter than the GTX 570, less power consumption (won't have to change my mist PSU) and also had a better score at the "3DMark11 - Gamer".

I don't think I'm ready for a platform upgrade atm. Does this make sense to you? Maybe I won't even have to overclock :D 

I like it...
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 12:25:10 AM

I have the GTX 570 on my old rig at the moment (955 BE), I am upgrading to a 2600k because I ordered that and another 570 yesterday. Anyways I experienced no bottleneck at all with the 955 and the single 570 so you should be good.
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 12:21:38 PM

The 965 is a pretty good gaming CPU, and it won't bottleneck your GTX 570 at all. However, I wouldn't recommend getting that GTX 570. The ATI Radeon 7870 is a much better buy. It outperforms the GTX 570 in about every bench mark I've seen by a healthy margin, and it also costs quite a bit less. If you have the budget for GTX 570, you can also look into a Radeon HD 7950 for about $30-$40 more. The 7950 is much much more powerful then the GTX 570. And finally if you have a really good budget, the GTX 670 is about $140 more and 40-50% more powerful according to the benchmarks I've seen.

In short, look at these benchmarks and don't get GTX 570.

GTX 570 vs. Radeon HD 7950 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=550&i=371...

GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 7870 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=548&i=371...

GTX 570 vs. GTX 670 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=598&i=371...
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