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Athlon X4 640 and HD 7870 2GB

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December 4, 2012 12:24:28 AM

Will Athlon x4 640 Stock be an bottleneck for MSI Radeon HD7870 2GB OC ?

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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 1:22:53 AM

depends on the game.
a c 255 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 1:37:11 AM

The CPU should not be a bottleneck for the card. It's not the best gaming CPU mostly due to the low clockspeed but that's a different issue than bottlenecking. If you can overclock that would help.
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December 4, 2012 3:36:38 AM

anort3 said:
The CPU should not be a bottleneck for the card. It's not the best gaming CPU mostly due to the low clockspeed but that's a different issue than bottlenecking. If you can overclock that would help.


Oh ok thanks for help :) 
December 4, 2012 3:37:06 AM

esrever said:
depends on the game.


BF3, Skyrim,Crysis,GTA 4 ?
a c 92 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 3:37:16 AM

Alexzvs15 said:
BF3, Skyrim,Crysis,GTA 4 ?

nope, a little, nope, nope
December 4, 2012 3:40:08 AM

esrever said:
nope, a little, nope, nope


How much FPS drop ill get in skyrim with this CPU if i will play at 1920x1080 res all maxed out
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 3:40:31 AM

Well it wont be good for a 7870, it will limit the card, in my opinion the 7850 2GB will be a more ballanced choice for that cpu.
December 4, 2012 3:42:08 AM

djangoringo said:
Well it wont be good for a 7870, it will limit the card, in my opinion the 7850 2GB will be a more ballanced choice for that cpu.


Yeah i already planned to buy Msi hd 7850 2 gb OC but now i saw that 7870 costs just 20 $ more and its performs better in newest games
a c 255 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 5:39:53 AM

Skyrim, BF3 multiplayer and GTA IV all need a fast CPU. As I said overclocking will help.

The 7870 is a better choice for $20 more.
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 7:09:23 AM

That CPU has no L3 and is slow compared even to today's low end CPUs. Now, 7870 is a GTX660ti level card, for your info both these cards are slightly faster than a GTX580. I think the CPU will create tangible bottlenecks in most of the recent game titles
December 4, 2012 1:03:36 PM

technoholic said:
That CPU has no L3 and is slow compared even to today's low end CPUs. Now, 7870 is a GTX660ti level card, for your info both these cards are slightly faster than a GTX580. I think the CPU will create tangible bottlenecks in most of the recent game titles


Hmm well in that case ill try to get new CPU, i found 2 Phenom Cpu's but i cant choose wich one should i take- AMD Phenom II X6 1045T @ 2.7 Ghz OR AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3,4 Ghz . Wich one should i take ? Wich will perform better ?
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December 4, 2012 1:17:47 PM

Alexzvs15 said:
Hmm well in that case ill try to get new CPU, i found 2 Phenom Cpu's but i cant choose wich one should i take- AMD Phenom II X6 1045T @ 2.7 Ghz OR AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3,4 Ghz . Wich one should i take ? Wich will perform better ?

965 BE is a more practical and cheaper choice which is relatively better for gaming only and easier to overclock. X6 is a 6 core CPU which may be faster than 965 BE in some situations like heavily multi-threaded apps, media transcoding etc though you need to make a research and see what is better for your needs. Only you can decide what is right for you
December 4, 2012 6:45:33 PM

hey guys i just found out about this "Bottleneck" thing.... it means that you dont get the performance you should from your GPU ? if you have a bad CPU? something like that? dont judge me plz im noob :/ 
Because i have this gigabyte 7870 2gb OC with an AMD fX 6300.... can someone tell me plz? :( 
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December 4, 2012 7:09:49 PM

d1versify said:
hey guys i just found out about this "Bottleneck" thing.... it means that you dont get the performance you should from your GPU ? if you have a bad CPU? something like that? dont judge me plz im noob :/ 
Because i have this gigabyte 7870 2gb OC with an AMD fX 6300.... can someone tell me plz? :( 



You should start your own thread but the answer is no, no bottlenecks there.
December 4, 2012 8:08:02 PM

anort3 said:
You should start your own thread but the answer is no, no bottlenecks there.



sorry :/ 
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