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February 8, 2013 2:26:51 AM

So I made a post over in the graphic section and most people said with SLI GTX 660 Fx 4100 will hold it back. My questions is which GPU should I switch to, so that I don't hold back my SLI GTX 660. Or am I better off switching to Intel? Please give suggestions on both AMD and Intel CPU, and fps gain.

Thank you in advance!

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February 8, 2013 2:27:35 AM

Oh, my FX 4100 is OC at 4.2 and my GPU is OC at about 10% performance.
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February 8, 2013 3:43:35 AM

Get sli gtx 660, overclock your fx 4100 more. See if it bottlenecks you. If it does not then dont upgrade you cpu. If it does. Dont switch To intel you already have a am3+ mobo and that means you can get pile driver 6300/8320/8350 all great gaming cpus get one of those if your bottlenecked. Just got your sli 660s 1st
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February 8, 2013 4:17:45 AM

Any benchmark on different CPU? Any would be appreciated!
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February 8, 2013 8:05:49 AM

The FX 4xxx Series CPU's will ALWAYS be a bottleneck at lower resolutions like 1080p when your Graphics cards are simply breezing through.

Check your GPU usage when you are playing your favorite game, I can guarantee they won't be at 100%.

The FX8350 might be okay - if its overclocked reasonably well.

This shows a very extreme version of the story - but it is relevant.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/fx-8350-core-i7-3770k-gam...
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February 8, 2013 8:32:19 AM

The higher the resolution, the higher the in game settings and games become more GPU bound reducing bottleneck. The piledriver CPU's are better and if you upgrade the FX6300, FX8320 or FX8350 all will do better than your FX4100 at the same clock.
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February 8, 2013 9:07:18 AM

stantheman123 said:
Get sli gtx 660, overclock your fx 4100 more. See if it bottlenecks you. If it does not then dont upgrade you cpu. If it does. Dont switch To intel you already have a am3+ mobo and that means you can get pile driver 6300/8320/8350 all great gaming cpus get one of those if your bottlenecked. Just got your sli 660s 1st


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deadjon said:
The FX 4xxx Series CPU's will ALWAYS be a bottleneck at lower resolutions like 1080p when your Graphics cards are simply breezing through.

Check your GPU usage when you are playing your favorite game, I can guarantee they won't be at 100%.

The FX8350 might be okay - if its overclocked reasonably well.

This shows a very extreme version of the story - but it is relevant.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/fx-8350-core-i7-3770k-gam...


Also keep in mind that in this benchmark, they are comparing a £250 CPU to a £150 CPU.
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February 8, 2013 9:35:44 AM

BuddiLuva said:
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Also keep in mind that in this benchmark, they are comparing a £250 CPU to a £150 CPU.


I did mention this was an extreme example, and you will also find that a Core i5 3570k will exhibit the same level of performance in most of these games to an i7.
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February 8, 2013 3:04:41 PM

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