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February 17, 2013 3:34:19 AM

Since CPUs are used for running things or doing fast calculations and stuff and not graphics, is my cpu bottlenecking? When I play Nexuiz, I max out all the graphics with my 7850 and get 60fps but when I start a 32 man game and I'm near like 10 AIs(bots) it starts dropping to 20-30fps then when nobody is around its back to a smooth 60fps.

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February 17, 2013 3:38:51 AM

What's the cpu in question and did you check the usage of it ?
It's usually a common thing, as it demands more of the cpu and gpu.
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February 17, 2013 4:08:01 AM

djangoringo said:
What's the cpu in question and did you check the usage of it ?
It's usually a common thing, as it demands more of the cpu and gpu.

I have the A8-3870k
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February 17, 2013 4:12:12 AM

It's decent, but it could indeed bottleneck a bit the 7850 in some cpu dependent games.
You can overclock the cpu if you want to or check the cpu usage when you're gaming.
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February 17, 2013 4:15:06 AM

yes then the a8-3870k is def a bottleneck for the 7850. Since there is no upgrade path left on the FM1 platform the only thing you can do is overclock the CPU and your fps should increase.
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February 17, 2013 5:49:09 AM

djangoringo said:
It's decent, but it could indeed bottleneck a bit the 7850 in some cpu dependent games.
You can overclock the cpu if you want to or check the cpu usage when you're gaming.

Do you know the average benchmark result for 3DMark firestrike for the 7850? I tested my system and I got a 3900. Is that good?
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February 17, 2013 6:12:40 AM

3DMark isn't a good indicator for CPU bottleneck as it's designed to scale well with CPU speed.
Don't worry about your CPU.
It's not the fastest but it's more than decent.
Just overclock it a bit and enjoy.
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February 17, 2013 6:36:06 AM

Kamen_BG said:
3DMark isn't a good indicator for CPU bottleneck as it's designed to scale well with CPU speed.
Don't worry about your CPU.
It's not the fastest but it's more than decent.
Just overclock it a bit and enjoy.

I'm on a good 400w antec psu and already have a 7850, would overclocking be pushing it?
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