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So my pc has a 965 quad amd processor and right now its at stock 3.4ghz with a gpu of 5770
I plan on getting a new gpu, the new amd 280x. Looking at all the models i might just wing it and get the sapphire toxic which is the highest spec card.
Will i get bottlenecking with the processor, obviously i have the overclocking option open.
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You'll get more frames with a higher end cpu yes, but your cpu will do pretty good with a 280x.

If you could overclock your cpu, then you should do so. Also overclock your cpu-NB to around 2600Mhz for an overall system performance increase.
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Shoot for 4.0 ghz minimum and yes oC your northbridge like 2short said to minimize your bottleneck
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Originally Posted by diggiddi View Post

Shoot for 4.0 ghz minimum and yes oC your northbridge like 2short said to minimize your bottleneck

Not sure a 965 does 4GHz, but you should try. I'd go for CPU-NB OCing too, it helps with the fluidity of animation.

My 2 cents: the CPU is ok if you play at high details. Many tests have been made to see what kind of bottleneck you'd get from a slow-er CPU and afaik only cache-less (L3) Athlon x4 really bottleneck.

Here's a comparison between AMD CPUs:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-14.html
And to put into context:
http://techreport.com/review/24954/amd-a10-6800k-and-a10-6700-richland-apus-reviewed/6
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Originally Posted by elitestranger View Post

So my pc has a 965 quad amd processor and right now its at stock 3.4ghz with a gpu of 5770
I plan on getting a new gpu, the new amd 280x. Looking at all the models i might just wing it and get the sapphire toxic which is the highest spec card.
Will i get bottlenecking with the processor, obviously i have the overclocking option open.

my quad at 4GHz was only able to push the 7970 at 70% in BF3 MP. In BF4 Beta at only 1080 High in Obliteration using the 7950, the CPU was pegged. Can't max it without unlocking the 2 extra cores on my Zosma.
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Thank guys, just gotta get that card now :-)
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Good luck. Some 965's are a B**** to OC and get stable. I cant get past 3.8 with my Daneb.
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