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Would I be bottlenecked and I need your advice aswell.

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February 8, 2013 9:29:58 PM

Hey Guys, thanks for reading this post I have a couple of Qs to ask you.

I currently have an AMD FX 4170 OC to 4.4ghz (Stock 4.2) and an Ati HD 6870 CF. I am thinking about getting the Ati 7870 in crossfire but wasn't sure if I would experience any bottleneck with the upgrade?

Do you think its wise to upgrade from HD6870CF --- HD 7870CF? Micro stuttering did happen in Sleeping dogs but it didn't bother me that much.

Any news on AMD's new cpu range? I keeping reading on forums that its gonna be out but no news lol.


Thanks again,

Madne$$
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February 8, 2013 9:36:08 PM

It should be too much of a problem but I would upgrade that cpu to a 6300 or 8320 before upgrading the 6870s. Unless you need more gpu performance from the games you play the 6870s should be good enough.
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February 8, 2013 9:50:48 PM

I suspect that you are more limited by cpu than by graphics capability.
The FX series is not known for being a good gaming cpu.
Try lowering your resolution and eye candy. If your FPS increases, then the cpu may be capable of driving a better configuration to higher fps.

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February 8, 2013 9:53:17 PM

^+1 a good test to go through to see if you need something stronger. In the long term you may want to upgrade to a piledriver chip even though they aren't amazing they are the best that AMD has and they perform just fine with the current gen graphic cards.
February 9, 2013 3:56:41 PM

Thanks guys for your reply :) .
Yeah I am going to give the AMD FX 8350 a shot only £160ish cant complain lol. Do you know the performance for GTA4 if I get this CPU.

Also aswell is it worth overclocking FX8350 and what fan/heat sink would you recommend?
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February 9, 2013 4:30:38 PM

Yes overclocking fx 8350 is better to reach optimum performance.
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February 9, 2013 4:42:26 PM

From what I've seen GTA IV has been more CPU bound so you should be just fine with it would expect normal frames if you were to have a i5 probably very close. to one another
February 9, 2013 5:00:51 PM

Ok awesome thanks again.

Just one last Question and that will be it.

would I experience bottleneck with the FX8350 and 7870 in CF?

Madne$$
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February 9, 2013 5:20:53 PM

I'm not sure. I would think okay but also I would advise against a crossfire setup. I would only get a second gpu if one wasn't enough. If you were running into games where the settings weren't cutting the mustard for you. I would get what you can afford when games stop playing at the rate they are move onto either a 2nd GPU or if enough time has gone by another single card. But I'm really not sure I would think that chip could handle it its the best they have surely it can.
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February 9, 2013 7:05:49 PM

madne$$ said:
Ok awesome thanks again.

Just one last Question and that will be it.

would I experience bottleneck with the FX8350 and 7870 in CF?

Madne$$

That should be fine. I seen people with 8350s and 7970s CF and they seem to be ok.
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