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Will 'AMD FX-6100' bottleneck nVidia GTX 660 ti ?

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Do I need to use the AMD FX-8350 ( 8x 4000 Mhz ) Octocore ?

Total: 3 votes

  • Yes
  • 34 %
  • No
  • 67 %
  • If you want higher FPS, yes.
  • 0 %
August 6, 2013 11:18:33 AM

I was thinking of this build over here:

Case: Aggressor C70 (Military Green)
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65
CPU: AMD FX-6100 ( 6x 3300 Mhz ) Hex Core
Cooler: Standard Cooler
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz 2x 4GB (Corsair Vengeance - Dual Channel, /w heatsink)
GPU: nVidia GTX 660 ti (2048 MB GDDR5 - DX 11 )
Power Supply: Corsair VS Series VS650 (650watt)

Now with this build I'm not trying to get the MAX out of this GPU, since I can always upgrade my CPU. My question is if this CPU will bottleneck this GPU? Here, I'm not talking about let's say 4-5 FPS drop but rather 15-20 FPS drop.

Please tell me if this build is do-able, or would I need to get an AMD FX-8350 ( 8x 4000 Mhz ) Octocore instead? I don't want to add another 81 bucks to this bill, since I'm not very rich.
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August 6, 2013 11:30:11 AM

No need for a fx8350, but invest a few bucks in a fx6300 since it uses a newer architecture und has higher clockrates
August 6, 2013 11:31:35 AM

do NOT get the 6100 it is the old gen bulldozer and it has not much horsepower
get a 6300 instead it is MUCH better and it won't bottleneck that grapics card
also get a 760 instead it is cheaper here
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August 6, 2013 11:36:04 AM

I can't get my hands on a f6300, but I guess AMD FX-8320 ( 8x 3500 Mhz ) Octocore would be fine? I could swap that also with AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2048 MB GDDR5 - DX 11) instead of 660 ti saving me about 40 bucks.
August 6, 2013 11:39:58 AM

well a 8320 is also very good and where do you live ????
look at for gpu vs gpu
August 6, 2013 12:00:07 PM

I live in NL so x8xxx is not the same price as 6100 here. Slightly more expensive, let's say 50 bucks. But if I go for AMD Radeon HD 7870 I will save some money it's almost the same as 660 ti.
August 6, 2013 12:02:40 PM

lol me to and you can get the 6300 for 110 euro from
August 6, 2013 12:45:02 PM

No matter anyway, I can get the 8320 with discount.
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August 6, 2013 12:45:31 PM

younes-ea said:
lol me to and you can get the 6300 for 110 euro from

I went and checked there and they have a GTX 760 there that is cheaper than the gtx 660ti. GTX 760 trades blows with a HD 7950.
August 6, 2013 12:46:56 PM

This is not what I asked for. Right now, I'll get the AMD 7870. Will I need f8320 or not ? Else I'll just get that f6100
August 6, 2013 12:48:41 PM

then go with a 8320 the 8350 is just an overclock
August 6, 2013 12:54:40 PM

Okay great.
August 6, 2013 12:55:23 PM

don't forget to choose the best answer
August 6, 2013 12:56:48 PM

How to do that ??
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August 6, 2013 1:16:27 PM

You do not need the FX 8320, but it is a very nice chip. If you can get a good discount on one, go for it. 7870 isn't a bad card, just wanted to point out better options for the $$$. GTX 760 is the best bang for the buck video card out there right now.
August 6, 2013 2:09:42 PM

gorateron said:
How to do that ??

you can't you heave made a poll
never mind
heave a good build
August 8, 2013 1:36:02 AM

Okay, thanks all! I can indeed get the 8320 with discount at my friend (same price as 8300) so why not ^^.