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Cpu bottleneck Ati hd 7850

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February 14, 2013 10:10:32 AM

Hello to everyone!

I have a quick question for you.
Currently,i have this config:

Amd phenom x3 8650 2,3ghz
Ati XFX radeon 4850
3 gb of HyperX memory dual channel DDR2 800mhz
Apevia 500watts psu
Asrock N68C-S UCC(AM3 ready and DDR3 1600 ready)

My question is if i buy an XFX hd 7850 1Gb and 4gigabytes of DDR3 Corsair Vengeance still my phenom would slow down that much the gpu?

Thanks in advance!
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February 14, 2013 10:43:05 AM

Based on Tom's Hardware's Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart, the CPU is quite weak for gaming nowadays. I imagine it'll bottleneck the 7850 substantially in most games.
February 14, 2013 10:48:32 AM

That would definetely bottle neck the CPU. I would upgrade to a newer CPU for sure. A nice Phenom II X6 would make quite a nice difference.
February 14, 2013 4:34:39 PM

thank you all for the repplies...i will save more money and go for a general upgrade...
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