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?
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
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