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November 17, 2012 8:00:35 PM

Okay, so I have an AMD FX - 4100 (Quad-Core) 3.6ghz - overclocked to 4ghz CPU, my GPU is a AMD Radeon HD 6450 which has a clock speed of 625mhz and a memory clock speed of 800mhz. Is this system bottlenecked on the GPU side?

Also which card would you reccomend in a £50-150 pounds budget?

Thanks :) 

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a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 8:31:11 PM

Yes, your system is bottlenecked by the GPU.

Prototype18 recommended you a really good card for your budget.
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 8:37:55 PM

Looks good to me also.

Mactronix :) 
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a b À AMD
November 17, 2012 10:06:18 PM

*Be aware there is an AWESOME deal going on with AMD where you can get THREE FREE GAMES with an HD7950/70.

Would the HD7950 be bottlenecked by your CPU? Yes and no. Yes it would NOT run as quickly as an i5-3570K for example but it varies by the game.


Yes (before I'm flamed), this is out of your price range but if you would be buying these games anyway (even for less money) then it's definitely worth investigating.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7950-d...

**The above card is an EXAMPLE. I prefer AMD/Sapphire usually. The price of the XFX is lower than most so you'd want to investigate that it isn't too noisy or has other issues. (In North America I was recommending one of the Sapphire or Gigabyte HD7950 cards with the THREE FREE GAMES packs. It depends what is available, plus reviews of the exact card for noise, reliability etc.)
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 10:22:08 PM

Those are good gpu suggestions as it's the slowest part of your rig. I usually recommend the HD 7850 if you can fit it in your budget as it's a really good value.
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