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HELP!!! Need to know if a new graphics card will bottleneck my CPU.

Current CPU: AMD FX-8350 8 cores @4.0 GHZ
Current Graphics Card: XFX AMD Radeon R7 370 with 4GB (GDDR5)
New Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GDDR5)
Will the new graphics card bottleneck my CPU?
Thanks.
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  1. Maybe in some games, yes. 1080 is a high end graphics card
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    From what I've seen, at the kind of resolutions you run a game at using a 1080, the videocard is the limiting factor. So at 4k for instance, there won't be much of a CPU bottleneck.

    The lower in resolution you run, the more noticeable a slower CPU becomes compared to a faster CPU. If it were me, my thinking is that about the time I need an 8gb videocard I also need to move on from an FX CPU to something modern. That's just how I feel, I couldn't justify spending hundreds on a videocard only to pair it with what is basically a $100 CPU.
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  3. Captivatingcarnivore said:
    Current CPU: AMD FX-8350 8 cores @4.0 GHZ
    Current Graphics Card: XFX AMD Radeon R7 370 with 4GB (GDDR5)
    New Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (GDDR5)
    Will the new graphics card bottleneck my CPU?
    Thanks.


    your cpu will bottleneck anything higher than a rx 470

    especially if you are not overclocking it


    get a rx 470 and call it a win


    put the money towards a new build, that setup is obsolete for gaming
    Reply to maxalge
  4. Could i ask same question as guy above got a i7-7700K with 16gb ram and a gtx 1080 8gb(gddr5) aswell
    Reply to Stacey s
  5. It will bottleneck it but really just run it on a higher resolution and i dont know what maxalge is saying because thats a pretty good setup i mean im on an A8 7600 currently (will soon get i7 7700k, lol) and im doing fine even playing great games like BF1 and Quantum Break... So yea your good just upgrade later for cpu if you want to.
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  6. Edool14 said:
    It will bottleneck it but really just run it on a higher resolution and i dont know what maxalge is saying because thats a pretty good setup i mean im on an A8 7600 currently (will soon get i7 7700k, lol) and im doing fine even playing great games like BF1 and Quantum Break... So yea your good just upgrade later for cpu if you want to.


    once you get the 7700 you will see just how bad that a8 is


    you just got used to the suck

    XD
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  7. Ya im planning on running it stock as i bought it gtx 1080 is a high end card whats wrong with that setup? Max
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  8. Isnt the i7 7700k best cpu currently? Thoughts?
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  9. Stacey s said:
    Isnt the i7 7700k best cpu currently? Thoughts?

    No way. Ryzen 7 is better, and we're just talking mainstream here. There's also Xeon and a whole bunch more.
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  10. Marshy_88 said:
    Stacey s said:
    Isnt the i7 7700k best cpu currently? Thoughts?

    No way. Ryzen 7 is better, and we're just talking mainstream here. There's also Xeon and a whole bunch more.


    mainstream the 7700 is better


    for specific work related loads, and low budget builds ( ryzen 4 core ) then a ryzen would be the better choice
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