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Will this CPU bottleneck the 7850?

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February 16, 2013 6:28:16 PM

My 7850 is coming today and I have an A8-3870k processor which is quad core at 3.0GHZ and 8GB DDR3 Ram. Would my processor bottleneck a 2GB 7850 card? If so would it be major bottlenecking or just a little? According to Tom's Hardware http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o... the A8 series is second on AMD's side which isn't too bad right? :) 

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February 16, 2013 6:47:25 PM

You won't experience much bottleneck. Not worth it to change the cpu. I think you can overclock the cpu though. you should consider doing that.
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February 16, 2013 6:50:03 PM

Well the A8 cpu portion is similar to a athlon ii x4, which in turn is right behind the phenom ii x4, so it shouldnt be a huge bottleneck, u okay with overclocking? get a overclock and should be fine until u seem fit to upgrade. If u like the performance of the 7850 with the A8 and dont need to OC then ur set, when u get the gpu throw it in the pc test it out and go from there, its not like u didnt alrdy order the gpu lol
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February 16, 2013 8:16:03 PM

I agree with them :)  You should be fine. If you want, you can overclock and it will be even better (I would take it to 4.2 GHz, even 4.4 GHz should be easy).
Though, if you plan on getting a secound HD 7850 you should upgrade your CPU
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February 16, 2013 8:33:40 PM

I can overclock and I have the hyper 212 to cool it but I don't know if my psu can handle the OC. I have a pretty good $60 400w antec psu and the graphics card is already pushing it.
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February 16, 2013 9:11:45 PM

romeodakins said:
I can overclock and I have the hyper 212 to cool it but I don't know if my psu can handle the OC. I have a pretty good $60 400w antec psu and the graphics card is already pushing it.


Then I would say leave it... You don't want to overload you PSU. You will be alright :)  If you then see you could be getting more of your graphics car, try overclocking :) 
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