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Asus 680 bottle neck?

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January 16, 2013 2:11:51 PM

you're fine. 8 core amd's are on pair with intel lga 1155 quad cores
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January 16, 2013 2:13:30 PM

StNolly said:
So im thinking of buying the Asus 680 This one.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But my current CPU is the AMD Zambezi 8150 8-core this one.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Some people say that AMD CPU's are known to bottle neck higher end video cards. So im just wondering if I will get what I pay for with the Asus 680. Thanks for the time and help!


-Overclock your CPU to atleast 4GHz and you are fine.
-It's not AMD cpu's, it's just Bulldozer cpu's (Yours is a bulldozer)
-The 680 is overpriced as hell. If you want the strongest GPU out there, get a 7970 GHz. Otherwise get a $340 670 or a $295 7950...
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January 16, 2013 2:14:54 PM

The AMD 8150 won't bottleneck a gtx 680, so don't worry =)

I know that two or more gtx 680's (I can't remember if its 2,3, or 4) still won't bottleneck a core i5-3570k, and the 8150 isn't that far behind its intel counterpart.

EDIT: Oh wow, I saw the price on that card. I agree you should look for a gtx 680 that is in stock and much cheaper. A better option would be to either go for the AMD Radeon HD 7970 or the GeForce GTX 670. If you're not sure about a good brand, just read up on reviews on newegg.com or ask us again here.
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January 16, 2013 2:28:03 PM

There will be no bottleneck.i suggest you to go for gtx 670 or hd 7970 which is more than enough.
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January 16, 2013 2:37:21 PM

What resolution are you going to be playing at? If you are going to be playing at 1440p or lower I would get the 670/680 (the 680 is normally around 15-20% more expensive but only gives 5-10% more performance) anything higher than that such as 1600p or multi monitor setup get the 7950/7970.
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January 16, 2013 2:47:42 PM

Hey Derza, are you having any issues with your Corsair 120gb Force ssd?
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January 16, 2013 2:54:27 PM

No, I've had it for over a year now - no issues.... Why?
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January 16, 2013 2:55:57 PM

My current resolution is 1680x1050, going to upgrade monitor soon to 1900x1080. Hmmm so now the question is 7970 ghz or the asus. Thanks for answering this trea though! I will start a new one on asus 680 vs 7970 ghz. Good to know my CPU wont bottle neck though!!! :D 
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January 16, 2013 3:00:06 PM

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