AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Bottleneck?

Will the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition at stock 3.4GHz bottleneck using a Sapphire HD 7850 OC Edition 2GB at 1600x900 or 1280x720?
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  1. Depends on the game. Probably since your at such a low resolution it will be the weak point instead of the GPU but that's not necessarily bad. theres ALWAYS a bottleneck somewhere
  2. would overclocking make any difference at those resolutions?
  3. In short. No.
    Your CPU doesn't even bottleneck a HD 7970.
  4. Clocking my 975 from 3.6 to 4GHz does improve frames slightly (+10Fps avg on C3) but it seems that the Cpu pushes harder and card usage drops so its more balanced,
    depending on your cooling being up to it I'd say check out the BE Clocking guide over in the overclocking section and clock the puppy up some :)
    Moto
  5. Kamen_BG said:
    In short. No.
    Your CPU doesn't even bottleneck a HD 7970.


    so not overclocking the CPU wouldn't be an issue running the 7850 at 1600x900 resolution, the games that it will be running are BF3 guild wars 2, crysis 1,2 and 3 Tomb Raider ect mostly modern games what sort of setting would I be looking at?
  6. Take C3 as your guideline here,
    run this on your pc, it will probably say your chips weak and gpu is lacking
    http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10566/
    Then clock it to 4GHz and rerun it, it should make a vast difference,
    I run C3 on very high (Except shadows, High) and Fxaa, 3.6GHz gets me about 50Fps and 4 gets a solid 60
    I'm slightly ahead of you on Gfx though with two 6950 2gb's

    Moto
  7. Motopsychojdn said:
    Take C3 as your guideline here,
    run this on your pc, it will probably say your chips weak and gpu is lacking
    http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10566/
    Then clock it to 4GHz and rerun it, it should make a vast difference,
    I run C3 on very high (Except shadows, High) and Fxaa, 3.6GHz gets me about 50Fps and 4 gets a solid 60
    I'm slightly ahead of you on Gfx though with two 6950 2gb's

    Moto


    Cheers, what resolution you running at as 1600x900 is tops for my monitor.
  8. Thanatos79 said:
    Cheers, what resolution you running at as 1600x900 is tops for my monitor.



    7850 at 16x9 will be perfect.
  9. spentshells said:
    7850 at 16x9 will be perfect.


    thanks i'm becoming very happy with my low budget choices........ mainly because this place has had a big input in every choice
  10. I'm at 1680x1050 on one monitor so comparable
    Moto
  11. Motopsychojdn said:
    I'm at 1680x1050 on one monitor so comparable
    Moto


    So I'll be looking at very high settings and maybe a bit more fps wise if I mildly overclock her
  12. Yup, As I said, knock aa off if you struggle and drop settings you can live without like shadows, but its perfectly playable on lower settings or at slightly lower frames,
    Moto
  13. Motopsychojdn said:
    Yup, As I said, knock aa off if you struggle and drop settings you can live without like shadows, but its perfectly playable on lower settings or at slightly lower frames,
    Moto


    thanks a lot you've been a big help think its a wise choice while i wait for steamroller
  14. No probs man, glad to help
    Moto
  15. Managed to get a Sapphire 7870 Ghz edition for £163 had to do it, already bought it, but was it wise lol!!!
  16. It won't be a massive boost in and of itself but crossfiring the two...
    :)
    Moto
  17. 2 7870?
  18. Aah, sorry, I thought you already had the 7850 mentioned in the original post, and thought of crossfiring it with the 7870 you've just bought, obviously I misunderstood and thought you had bought that as a second card, when actually you only have that one card
    Moto
  19. Ah ok no I bought all the bits today was going for the 7850 1gig but price went up so saw the 7870 for £15 more and went for that
  20. Motopsychojdn said:
    No probs man, glad to help
    Moto


    Big mess up the company supplying the CPU and GPU have shafted me and I waiting for refund

    had to go with
    XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7870 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card + 2 FREE GAMES! £166
    FX-4300 3.80GHz £90

    will the FX-4300 3.80GHz be as good as the X4 in gaming?
  21. Thanatos79 said:
    Motopsychojdn said:
    No probs man, glad to help
    Moto


    Big mess up the company supplying the CPU and GPU have shafted me and I waiting for refund

    had to go with
    XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7870 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card + 2 FREE GAMES! £166
    FX-4300 3.80GHz £90

    will the FX-4300 3.80GHz be as good as the X4 in gaming?


    it will do just as well, they are of the same class of gaming cpu
  22. spentshells said:
    Thanatos79 said:
    Motopsychojdn said:
    No probs man, glad to help
    Moto


    Big mess up the company supplying the CPU and GPU have shafted me and I waiting for refund

    had to go with
    XFX Core Edition Radeon HD 7870 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card + 2 FREE GAMES! £166
    FX-4300 3.80GHz £90

    will the FX-4300 3.80GHz be as good as the X4 in gaming?


    it will do just as well, they are of the same class of gaming cpu


    Thank god lol
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