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Should I switch to an Intel motherboard and CPU for 980ti?

So recently I was told that my AMD 8350 CPU would bottleneck the 980ti. Should I drop cash on a new mb and cpu or just go straight for the 980?
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  1. YinViking said:
    So recently I was told that my AMD 8350 CPU would bottleneck the 980ti. Should I drop cash on a new mb and cpu or just go straight for the 980?

    The 980 ti will bottleneck with the 8350, I can confirm that. What will you be using the PC for? If you need the 980 ti's full power, then you should probably jump over to Intel, but if you just want 60 FPS at 1920 x 1080 gaming the 980 ti is WAY too much. Complete overkill.
  2. If you are gaming at 1080p resolution, the most you will need is a GTX 980. Even with that, it's a good idea to step up to an i5 / i7 and a Z97 / Z170 motherboard for increased performance.
  3. Speedstang said:
    YinViking said:
    So recently I was told that my AMD 8350 CPU would bottleneck the 980ti. Should I drop cash on a new mb and cpu or just go straight for the 980?

    The 980 ti will bottleneck with the 8350, I can confirm that. What will you be using the PC for? If you need the 980 ti's full power, then you should probably jump over to Intel, but if you just want 60 FPS at 1920 x 1080 gaming the 980 ti is WAY too much. Complete overkill.


    Mostly for gaming but, I plan on getting into 3d modeling and rendering in the future.
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    YinViking said:
    Speedstang said:
    YinViking said:
    So recently I was told that my AMD 8350 CPU would bottleneck the 980ti. Should I drop cash on a new mb and cpu or just go straight for the 980?

    The 980 ti will bottleneck with the 8350, I can confirm that. What will you be using the PC for? If you need the 980 ti's full power, then you should probably jump over to Intel, but if you just want 60 FPS at 1920 x 1080 gaming the 980 ti is WAY too much. Complete overkill.


    Mostly for gaming but, I plan on getting into 3d modeling and rendering in the future.


    Well, you really should switch your motherboard and CPU then, your FX is lacking in power for modeling and rendering. I'd suggest a higher end i5, like the 4690.
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