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I have a FX 6100 OC'd to 4.0Ghz stable and Im currently running a tri fire setup with a 4870X2 and single 4870 1GB and yet I feel like my performance is lacking. I opened up the performance graph in game and its showing my CPU usage is below my GPU usage. I dont know much about bottlenecking so here I am. I get some crazy pauses in game almost like micro stutter but its not. Its more pausy than anything.

Edi: I literally have a Sapphire 7870 arriving tomorrow morning. So Im really hoping that all works itself out and runs nice and smooth when I hook it up.
Edited by Honk5891 - 9/24/12 at 5:43pm
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system spec's would help a bit? tri fire with 4800 series card pull alot of power.
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FX 6100
4870X2 2 GB and 4870 1GB
2x 1TB Seagate Barracudas
1x 120GB Patriot TorqX SSD
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M5A97 Mobo
850W Coolermaster M Silent Pro

Edit: Like i said before I have a 7870 being delivered tomorrow so Im praying to god there wont be some kind of bottleneck.... There shouldnt be. I think recommended PSU for my setup with 7870 is like 750W
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You'll be fine with the 7870. As for the 4870s, jeez...that's a lot of power consumption.
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Originally Posted by Raven.7 View Post

You'll be fine with the 7870. As for the 4870s, jeez...that's a lot of power consumption.

A lot of power yeah, but beastly thumb.gif

Either way, the 7870 will be faster, and much more power efficient. 750 may be the "reccomended " PSU requirements but in all honesty, FX6100 and a 7870 under load... You'd be lucky to pull more than 400watts. You'll be fine.

Also, it's not the CPU usage but the GPU usage to determine the bottleneck. So if your GPU usage is like 60%, you know your CPU is bottlenecking you. With that said, 4870 trifire can be a little finicky so it's not so cut and dry and this situation.
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I did some calculations for the 4870's setup as well and it came out to like 800 something recomended for 3x 4870's. So would I be correct in assuming they are pulling all the power and not giving enough to my OC'd 6100?
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