Bottleneck? Tags: Prebuilt Systems Product Last response: February 12, 2013 12:56 PM in Systems Share supercjb February 12, 2013 11:56:05 AM Okay, first of all, Im new here so I would just like to say hello to the community, I intend to be on here more as I have recently acquired an interest in hardware. Now on topic my system is as follows: CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T (2.7GHz) Mobo: AMD 780G but as it is a dell pre-built so overclocking is not an option RAM: 8GB 1333Mhz GPU: AMD RADEON HD 7770 HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM Chasis: Dell XPS 7100 Case I know there is more I can find out, but Im a bit rushed for time at the moment. Anyway, the question I would like to know is: what is the bottleneck, the CPU or the graphics card? Thanks in advance, any replies appreciated. Chris More about : bottleneck AMD Radeon February 12, 2013 12:07:48 PM no bottleneck.... your system is fine if you want more juice fo games, get 7850/7870 those GPU are the most phenom can handle without bn and if you want to speed up everything, get 120GB++ SSD supercjb February 12, 2013 12:12:05 PM Thanks for the reply, its just that I seem to get really low fps in games such as Planet Side 2 even on lowest settings. So my best option is getting a better graphics card rather than upgading the CPU? Related resources Will my AMD fx 6350 @ 4.5 bottleneck r9 290 ? - Forum Gtx 750 Ti Bottleneck - Forum Will my graphics card and cpu work together, or will it bottleneck? - Forum Would my CPU bottleneck this video card - Forum Will this bottleneck my CPU? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AMD Radeon February 12, 2013 12:15:28 PM upgrade cpu will cost you new mobo, new OS, sometimes new RAM.... personally i will get 7870 (close to 7950 performance) and make sure your PSU is decent, if not, get this XFX 550 or corsair 500 v2 games are mostly GPU dependand, cpu is only requirement as long as it is not bottlenecking supercjb February 12, 2013 12:17:44 PM Okay thanks, from what I can see it is 480W AMD Radeon February 12, 2013 12:20:11 PM than i assume it is OEM psu which is not safe for powerful card btw are you from us/canada? i can put the right parts on a list AMD Radeon February 12, 2013 12:24:03 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg) Total: $411.95 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 09:22 EST-0500) samsung SSD is optional, but if you have the money, you wont regret it. most ppl going with ssd wiont go back with normal HDD. use your old hdd for second drive for data storage only supercjb February 12, 2013 12:56:50 PM Okay, thankyou for the reply I think Ill get what you said and Ill hopefully have a few more fps in games! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPhenom 965 BE bottleneck r9 280x Forum SolvedWill these components bottleneck and most importantly will they work on a 600-700W PSU. Forum SolvedAMD A4-5300 Bottleneck Forum SolvedG3258 bottleneck for 280X? Forum SolvedWill a Q8400 bottleneck a GTX 780? Forum Solvedbottleneck please help Forum SolvedCan my GPU bottleneck an i5 4690? Forum SolvedLeast to Bottleneck Forum SolvedPc configuration and possible bottleneck? Forum SolvedWill my cpu bottleneck my gpu? Forum SolvedWill i7 960 bottleneck 2 r9 290 crossfire?? Forum SolvedWiill the MSI r7 260 bottleneck my CPU? Forum SolvedFx 4300 bottleneck? Forum SolvedIs AMD Phenom II X6 1055 gonna bottleneck the R9 270X? Forum SolvedBottleneck? gtx 760 OC ed + 3rd gen CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !