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Will FX-8350 be a bottleneck for GTX 970.


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#1 azor7878

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:17 AM

Sorry for another thread like this but i'm looking for an answer for a week now and i can't figure this out.
 
So, i'm running the configuration below and i get as expect heavily bottlenecked by my 5yo cpu. I was planning to get 8350 and asked on 3 other boards if it's a good upgrade. I linked the threads below but tl;dr is:
 
The opinions are mixed, the benchmarks are mixed, the gap in performance between 8350 and 4690k changes drastically between benchmarks.
 
My questions are:
1. Is it a good upgrade from my 1055t@3,5?
2. Will this upgrade eliminate bottleneck i'm experiencing right now?
I won't be able to overclock for now becouse of my cooler/psu but once i replace them i will.
 
 
 
threads: (they mention sli because i'm planning to get another 970 when one is not enough, that's in 2-3 years from now i think so don't worry about it too much)
 
games i will play:
witcher 2 and 3
saints row 3 and 4
metro last light and 2033 redux
ets 2 with mods
minecraft
fallout 3 and nv with mods
skyrim with mods
assassins creed 4
bad company 2
far cry 3 and 4
wolfenstein the new order
stalker call of pripyat with mods
 
Current PC specs:
Windows 7 64bit
Corsair 230t
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Corsair CX500M
Phenom II x6 1055t @3,5Ghz
CoolerMaster 212 evo
GTX 970 G1 Gaming
HyperX Fury 2x8GB 1866
Samsung 840 evo 120gb
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
 


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 06:20 AM

I'm running The Witcher 3 and Assassin's Creed Unity, both on their highest settings or near highest settings at 1920 x 1200, with an FX-8150 and a GTX 980 and have good results.  You should be fine.


Edited by DJBPace07, 08 June 2015 - 06:20 AM.

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