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Is My PC Good Enough For A GTX 690?

I'm really wanting that fancy GTX 690 because it would give me the best performance out of my PC for years. These are my current specs.
AMD FX 8120 @3.3GHz With A Cooler Master 912
8GB Kingston 1600 RAM (Dual Channel)
120GB Corsair Force GT SSD
250GB Seagate HDD
750w XFX Pro Edition Semi Modular PSU
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  1. No. AMD CPU will hold it back.
  2. samuelspark said:
    No. AMD CPU will hold it back.

    I can loose 10 FPS it's not a big deal.
  3. It's going to be pretty serious. The best GPU I would go with for that CPU is a 660 Ti. And even that is bottlenecked in CPU intensive games.
  4. samuelspark said:
    It's going to be pretty serious. The best GPU I would go with for that CPU is a 660 Ti. And even that is bottlenecked in CPU intensive games.

    Well the 2500ks not gonna do any better, how about 4GHz?
  5. i7 3770k.
  6. batsoy19 said:
    i7 3770k.

    No, my CPU still wins.
  7. melikepie said:
    Well the 2500ks not gonna do any better, how about 4GHz?


    Nope. A 670 is bottlenecked by a 4.7GHz FX 8120. And Intel will do way better.

    "the 8120 at 4.7ghz bottlenecks my 670 pretty bad in cpu intensive games like bf3"
    from a forum member named Panicmaster85. He has a FX.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288
    Scroll down to the games. Intel does so much better and overclocks extremely well.
  8. samuelspark said:
    Nope. A 670 is bottlenecked by a 4.7GHz FX 8120. And Intel will do way better.

    "the 8120 at 4.7ghz bottlenecks my 670 pretty bad in cpu intensive games like bf3"
    from a forum member named Panicmaster85. He has a FX.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288
    Scroll down to the games. Intel does so much better and overclocks extremely well.

    Well that looks about the same.
  9. I'm curious why OP would ask a question and then ignore the answer. An FX series chip gets beat by a 2500k, end of story. A more apt question might relate to what games you play, and whether these specifically would be bottlenecked by a GTX 690.
  10. Actually, the i5-2500k is far better than the fx-8120, even after overclocking. Bulldozer was extremely disappointing and I would suggest a serious over all before buying a top of the line card. If anything buy a 3570k or 3770k and some more storage. 380GB's isn't gunna be enough if you plan on hardcore gaming. And if you don't plan on hardcore gaming don't get a 690.
  11. mcnuggetofdeath said:
    I'm curious why OP would ask a question and then ignore the answer. An FX series chip gets beat by a 2500k, end of story. A more apt question might relate to what games you play, and whether these specifically would be bottlenecked by a GTX 690.

    OP?
    They basicly seem the same, im trying to find out if my computer is good enough.
    No Intel is better. - Bad
    The Intel 3770k has a higher average performance rate on CPU instense game, AMD could bottleneck the system. - Good
    I still disagree about Intel being "Good", I just wan't to know would it be worth it.
  12. Dupontrocks11 said:
    Actually, the i5-2500k is far better than the fx-8120, even after overclocking. Bulldozer was extremely disappointing and I would suggest a serious over all before buying a top of the line card. If anything buy a 3570k or 3770k and some more storage. 380GB's isn't gunna be enough if you plan on hardcore gaming. And if you don't plan on hardcore gaming don't get a 690.

    I planing on games that I'm gonna make. I'm not "Efficient" on code while debugging (Running The Non Final Product) so I need a faster GPU.
    Storage does not effect the FPS, not what I'm asking.
  13. What do you mean the same?

    120FPS to 160FPS.
    51FPS to 82FPS.
    47FPS to 64FPS.
    114FPS to 170FPS.

    Intel overclocks better w/ scaling.

    AMD GPU's are better for workstation if that's what you're after.
  14. The short answer is no. It isn't worth it. You will not be able to fully load a single GPU without pouring hours into character models, textures, etc. Get a cheap card and have fun. Put the cash you save towards a new CPU if you're looking at doing this longterm, and spend some time building games that utilize multiple threads. Too few do that as is.
  15. Best answer
    OP=Above poster, typically referring to the person who started this thread.

    I'm not sure what your asking. You seem to asking for advice if you PC is good enough for a GTX 690, but shoot down any response that says so otherwise. It's obvious Intel surpasses AMD in gaming, countless benchmarks and reviews provide info on that. This is just a general statement; not including price difference, how significant, and such.

    What resolution are you playing at? If you're using a 1080p monitor, I would advise against a GTX 690. Complete waste of money considering an HD 7970 is enough to max any game with great frames, and it shouldn't bother your CPU very much (unless you haven't overclocked it). You can always throw in another HD 7970 in the future (although the FX CPUs don't seem to handle XFire and SLI very well with high-end GPUs from what I have looked in to).
  16. melikepie said:
    I'm really wanting that fancy GTX 690 because it would give me the best performance out of my PC for years. These are my current specs.
    AMD FX 8120 @3.3GHz With A Cooler Master 912
    8GB Kingston 1600 RAM (Dual Channel)
    120GB Corsair Force GT SSD
    250GB Seagate HDD
    750w XFX Pro Edition Semi Modular PSU
    No it's to powerful for your cpu i would say a 660 or maybe 7950 is your best bet. :)
  17. melikepie said:
    OP?
    They basicly seem the same, im trying to find out if my computer is good enough.
    No Intel is better. - Bad
    The Intel 3770k has a higher average performance rate on CPU instense game, AMD could bottleneck the system. - Good
    I still disagree about Intel being "Good", I just wan't to know would it be worth it.


    You are disillusioned by the fact that its an 8-core with higher clock rates. Get over AMD and accept the fact that Intel CPUs, even i5-2500k's, are better than yours, even for gaming. It's a proven fact, through many benchmarks that you can find on this very site.

    That being said, a lone AMD 7950 won't be so bottlenecked by your sub-par CPU performance, after suffering somewhere between a 10-15% bottleneck. A 690 won't do you justice at all, you'll burn about 60% of that performance away on bottleneck. I am sorry, your current system is not good enough for what you want. It would be best for you to take that extra money and buy an i5-3550 or i5-3570k (if you're going to OC) and new motherboard and get one GTX 680 add another down the road.
  18. bigcyco1 said:
    No it's to powerful for your cpu i would say a 660 or maybe 7950 is your best bet. :)


    Well, you got to it first.
  19. AbdullahG said:
    OP=Above poster, typically referring to the person who started this thread.

    I'm not sure what your asking. You seem to asking for advice if you PC is good enough for a GTX 690, but shoot down any response that says so otherwise. It's obvious Intel surpasses AMD in gaming, countless benchmarks and reviews provide info on that. This is just a general statement; not including price difference, how significant, and such.

    What resolution are you playing at? If you're using a 1080p monitor, I would advise against a GTX 690. Complete waste of money considering an HD 7970 is enough to max any game with great frames, and it shouldn't bother your CPU very much (unless you haven't overclocked it). You can always throw in another HD 7970 in the future (although the FX CPUs don't seem to handle XFire and SLI very well with high-end GPUs from what I have looked in to).

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  20. Why ask a question, if you dont want the answer? Makes no sense...

    Unless you wanna start a AMD vs. Intel FanBoy War!
  21. Best answer selected by melikepie.
  22. melikepie said:
    Best answer selected by melikepie.

    nshut up.
    nhttp://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/05/01/intel-core-i5-3570k-cpu-review/6
    n
    nWhy ask a question when you completely ignore people trying to help you because they are saying something you don't want to hear. You're the idiot who bought an AMD for gaming.
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