Originally Posted by Captain Razer;13489600
I'm planning to buy the Athlon II x2 250 but I'm really worried for the cpu to bottleneck the HD6790! a mid range GPU! so is it wise to buy a dual core athlon for this card?
P.S. I don't want a bulldozer! after all this is a fight between me and a consoler who still believe that we have to spend $2500 annually to play the latest games! so I'm building this set up and give to my little brotha!
You will need a much more capable CPU with that GPU.
Athlon II 250 bottlenecks 4870. An x3 solved it for me.
For your GPU, at least AthII x4.
Originally Posted by Horsemama1956;13492853
The extra core doesn't help that much. A lot of the times, the x3's perform closer to the x2's, then the x4's.