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Is my CPU bottlenecking my gpu

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December 26, 2012 2:07:51 AM

i just bought a gtx 680 and it hasent seemed to really be doing that much for my frames, my old gpu was a 6770 and the 680 seems to be doing the same frames and the old one i think it might be my cpu

CPU: AMD A6-3650 2.6 ghz

if anybody can help me out it would be much appreciated

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December 26, 2012 2:14:41 AM

contore33 said:
i just bought a gtx 680 and it hasent seemed to really be doing that much for my frames, my old gpu was a 6770 and the 680 seems to be doing the same frames and the old one i think it might be my cpu

CPU: AMD A6-3650 2.6 ghz

if anybody can help me out it would be much appreciated



Yes, severely.


You need to overclock your cpu.


Can you return the 680?
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December 26, 2012 2:16:27 AM

Yea your CPU is definitely a bottleneck
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December 26, 2012 2:23:45 AM

maxalge said:
Yes, severely.


You need to overclock your cpu.


Can you return the 680?




yes i can but i would rather not is, do you guys have any recomendations on a good cpu that i could get to stop this issue?
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December 26, 2012 2:27:29 AM

No, you'll have to buy a much better cpu, like an intel i5-3470 or i5-3570k+h77/z77 mobo.
Or if you prefer amd, an am3+ mobo(990FX) + FX-8320.
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December 26, 2012 2:31:42 AM

Yea i suggest you try to get a I5 and a good Z77 Motherboard and OC it to 4.2 or get a 990FX as DJ said and try to find a Phenom II X6 on Ebay or a 8350 CPU
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December 26, 2012 2:38:17 AM

Thanks for the help everybody i was just wondering why, lol im gonna have to wait a bit until i can get some money to pick a new mobo and cpu considering the fact im 14 lol
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December 26, 2012 2:39:39 AM

i'd like to suggest you seriously consider returning the 680, replace it with a 670 and use the left over ~$100 for upgrading that cpu/motherboard.
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December 26, 2012 2:40:26 AM

Anonymous said:
i'd like to suggest you seriously consider returning the 680, replace it with a 670 and use the left over ~$100 for upgrading that cpu/motherboard.

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December 26, 2012 2:46:13 AM

Anonymous said:
i'd like to suggest you seriously consider returning the 680, replace it with a 670 and use the left over ~$100 for upgrading that cpu/motherboard.


i might head over to compusa and return it becuase i got it 2 days ago so im good with the return then i propally do what you said to do
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December 26, 2012 2:49:45 AM

First I'd get me a motherboard with that 100$ saved. then save another 200$ or 150 for a ivy i3 (they are good chips for dual cores).
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December 26, 2012 3:27:36 AM

Rockdpm said:
First I'd get me a motherboard with that 100$ saved. then save another 200$ or 150 for a ivy i3 (they are good chips for dual cores).



thats what im thinking on doing, since the 670 isent really that much different from the 680 and the z77 mobo is some what cheaper then i thought (around $130 or so) so again thanks for all the help and replys, i just need some help, idk how to set a thread to solved since this is my first post on this site
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December 26, 2012 3:34:12 AM

Could you possibly spend a tad more for a i5? unless you plan to get a i3 and later get a I5.... the I5 doesn't have to be a 3570K it can be a non k I5. just long as the CPU is 1155. Btw you will like that board is a good board. I use it for now until i get a new board
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December 26, 2012 4:58:13 AM

i think you could just overclock your current apu to past 3.3 ghz or so and see what happens
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December 26, 2012 5:31:05 AM

also what resolution do you play. i red that on 2560x1440/1600 cpu bottleneck is close to zero, tough yes you do need a quadcore close to or over 3ghz, maybe you should have gone with 670

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