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Is it worth upgrading to R9 380 with FX-4100 processor?


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#1 sewe21

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:43 AM

Hello! Right now I can barely, if even run the new games released and I wondered if I could get away with just upgrading my gpu to a Radeon R9 380 and keep my AMD FX-4100. I know of the issue and high probability of my cpu bottlenecking my gpu but I'm short on cash and can't afford to buy both within a reasonable time window of each other.

 

I guess what I want to know is if I have a system of;

GPU: Radeon R9 380

CPU: AMD FX-4100

RAM: 8GB

will I be able to run the new releases like Titanfall 2, DOOM and Battlefield 1 on 1080p with the lowest settings?



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:55 AM

You should be able to at the lowest settings.  Most games are GPU bound. That AMD processor is marketed as quad-core, but due to the unique design of the FX processors, you may not get quad core performance except in heavily threaded applications that prefer hardware cores and not logical (HyperThreading) cores.  Later on, you can upgrade your CPU, or, if you're feeling adventurous, can go for the Ryzen processors and an AM4 motherboard when those are out.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 11:43 AM

That AMD processor is marketed as quad-core, but due to the unique design of the FX processors, you may not get quad core performance except in heavily threaded applications that prefer hardware cores and not logical (HyperThreading) cores.

 

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Getting quad core performance requires software that uses at least four cores.

 

Essentially all software prefer hardware cores as hardware cores are better in every way compared to logical cores. Logical cores are only used because they are cheap compared to hardware cores.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:11 PM

Hello! Right now I can barely, if even run the new games released and I wondered if I could get away with just upgrading my gpu to a Radeon R9 380 and keep my AMD FX-4100. I know of the issue and high probability of my cpu bottlenecking my gpu but I'm short on cash and can't afford to buy both within a reasonable time window of each other.

 

I guess what I want to know is if I have a system of;

GPU: Radeon R9 380

CPU: AMD FX-4100

RAM: 8GB

will I be able to run the new releases like Titanfall 2, DOOM and Battlefield 1 on 1080p with the lowest settings?

 

R9 380 is a pretty good GPU from the looks of it.

 

CPU is just about OK, single core performance isn't the best unfortunately but its a pretty good budget CPU.

 

RAM is RAM so 8 GB is always plenty.

 

 

Do you have a budget for these things and what is your current computer (without the upgrades) hardware.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:12 PM

My current GPU is a Radeon HD 6870, i don't remember what motherboard(though I'll have to look it up to see that it works with the R9, I'm pretty sure it does) or PSU I have but it is a 500W PSU. My budget is either buying the R9 or not buying it haha though from the feedback I got I have been convinced to make the purchase, is there a way to mark this thread as solved?


Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2017 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:29 PM

How much are you buying the 390 for?


Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2017 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:43 PM

1750kr => 195.64 dollar, this is with Sweden's high taxes included.



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:50 PM


 

That's a pretty good price to be honest. It may bottleneck your CPU but not by too much hopefully.


Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2017 - 05:07 PM.





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