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Would my OC'ed (3.8GHz) FX 6100 CPU power a GTX 680 without bottlenecking?
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Would my OC'ed (3.8GHz) FX 6100 CPU power a GTX 680 without bottlenecking?


My guess is that you might get a bottleneck in the 50-90 fps range in some games. You'll probably wont notice it though.


I'd grab a 670 FTW if I were you, by the way. thumb.gif
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You would bottleneck your 680 for sure, go with alittle less power on the card, depends on your games and resolution though.
 
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My guess is that you might get a bottleneck in the 50-90 fps range in some games. You'll probably wont notice it though.
I'd grab a 670 FTW if I were you, by the way. thumb.gif

This ... my GTX 670 FTW was full of awesomeness, it was cool, quiet & did OC pretty well, it was not that much slower than the reference GTX 680 but much cheaper.

As for the bottleneck it depends on the games you play. But I think at the time your CPU would bottleneck the card you will be well above 60+ fps.
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Would my OC'ed (3.8GHz) FX 6100 CPU power a GTX 680 without bottlenecking?

I have the best answer to this question from experience, not speculation. I have just done testing 20 games and some real life applications with GTX670 on 3 different processors all clocked at 4 GHz: FX 6200, Core i7 920 and Core i7 3820.

The FX 6200 results were simply abysmal compared to both Core i7 processors at the same clock speed! The FX 6200 bottle-necked the GTX670 badly, so your lesser FX 6100 clocked at 3800 MHz will do even worse. I don't want to publish the results now, since i am waiting for my AMD piledriver CPU to get into battle.
Edited by Marshock - 11/19/12 at 6:40pm
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