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AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:51 pm

will an AMd FX-6300 be good enough for mainly gaming...and also will it bottleneck a sapphire 7870 XT?!
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Re: AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:56 pm

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Re: AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:59 am

Intel CPUs are generally better at gaming. I would recommend an Intel i5 (as in your previous thread)
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Re: AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:28 am

[quote]See replies in your first thread on this topic.[/quote]
But that thread does not answer the question he asked in this thread
[quote]Intel CPUs are generally better at gaming. I would recommend an Intel i5[/quote]
Again, you're not answering what he asked.

As for my opinion, yes, the FX-6300 is fine for gaming, sure the intel chips will get you more a couple fps on some games, and perhaps some slightly smoother frames as well, but the difference is so small that you probably wouldn't be able to notice.

Will a 7870 bottleneck this chip? This kind of bottlenecking is very dependent on the specific game you are looking at, but I found this:
http://technewspedia.com/curious-review ... duo-e8400/
Where the 7970 was tested on a few different CPUs modern intel and AMD ones as well as an old Core2Duo. The difference between the i7-3770 and the AMD FX-4170 and FX-8150 is only in the order of about 5%, but the difference between all of the modern chips and the 5 year old Core2Duo is quite big. So, no, I think the GPU will be be the bottleneck, not the CPU.
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Re: AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:24 pm

raddude9 wrote:But that thread does not answer the question he asked in this thread


This question is best asked and answered in the context of the complete system build. It is best practice not to start a thread for individual components of the same build. And it's not just best practice, but it is a practice that is actively encouraged by the forum moderators. JustAnEngineer is a forum moderator, as is evident by the green font color of his user name.
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Re: AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:36 pm

Merge?
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Re: AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:50 am

I'm using an FX-8350, which I think is not much faster than the FX-6300, and, paired with an HD7770 I would say it delivers acceptable gaming performance in newer titles. Then again, I don't have a Core i5 to compare it to so saying that games run smoothly or choppily wouldn't be informative enough as to whether you should get an FX-6300 or something from Intel.
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Re: AMD Fx-6300 for gaming?! and Bottleneck?!

Postposted on Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:52 pm

Please direct all replies to the relevant build thread: click here.

Thread locked as dupe.
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