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does this graphic's card and cpu go well together?

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Do these go well enough to the point where it won't bottleneck? i just want both to run as best as they can so either one of these don't hinder each other.

MSI Computer GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 DirectX 12 VR Ready (GeForce GTX 1060 3GT OC)

AMD A10-7890K Quad-core (4 Core) 4.10 GHz Processor - Socket FM2+Retail Pack
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  1. That's fine for 1080p. That's not to say certain cpu intensive games won't harass the A10 but that's not a case of cpu affecting gpu, just that the cpu will be working considerably harder.
  2. Are you building a new system? Don't invest in the dead FM2 platform. The A10-7890K will bottleneck a gtx 1060 3gb for sure. Look into the new Ryzen CPUs instead (I suggest R5 lineup, preferably R5 1600). If you are on a tighter budget get a pentium g4560 (it's basically an unlocked i3) with a compatible mobo so you can upgrade later if needed (the pentium is a dual core but perform very well) .
    The gtx 1060 3gb is a crippled gpu, very different from the gtx 1060 6gb (less CUDA cores, much less vram). Sometimes, even a gtx 1050 ti 4gb performs better, so get a 6gb gtx 1060 so you won't regret your purchase.
  3. I would suggest going with the 6gb
  4. Compuser10165 said:
    Are you building a new system? Don't invest in the dead FM2 platform. The A10-7890K will bottleneck a gtx 1060 3gb for sure. Look into the new Ryzen CPUs instead (I suggest R5 lineup, preferably R5 1600). If you are on a tighter budget get a pentium g4560 (it's basically an unlocked i3) with a compatible mobo so you can upgrade later if needed (the pentium is a dual core but perform very well) .
    The gtx 1060 3gb is a crippled gpu, very different from the gtx 1060 6gb (less CUDA cores, much less vram). Sometimes, even a gtx 1050 ti 4gb performs better, so get a 6gb gtx 1060 so you won't regret your purchase.


    will the newer CPU work with this motherboard i have? MSI A68HM-E33 V2 (MS-7721) (P0)
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    SonnyNXiong said:
    Compuser10165 said:
    Are you building a new system? Don't invest in the dead FM2 platform. The A10-7890K will bottleneck a gtx 1060 3gb for sure. Look into the new Ryzen CPUs instead (I suggest R5 lineup, preferably R5 1600). If you are on a tighter budget get a pentium g4560 (it's basically an unlocked i3) with a compatible mobo so you can upgrade later if needed (the pentium is a dual core but perform very well) .
    The gtx 1060 3gb is a crippled gpu, very different from the gtx 1060 6gb (less CUDA cores, much less vram). Sometimes, even a gtx 1050 ti 4gb performs better, so get a 6gb gtx 1060 so you won't regret your purchase.


    will the newer CPU work with this motherboard i have? MSI A68HM-E33 V2 (MS-7721) (P0)


    Absolutely not! So you are upgrading from an older platform... In that case you can get the gpu now and when you have the budget, upgrade to a new cpu+ram+mobo.
    You need a new motherboard (with the appropriate chipset for your chosen cpu: e.g B350, X370 for AMD Ryzen; H170, H270, B250 etc.), along with a DDR4 RAM kit (I suggest 2x8gb or 2x4gb) - supported in the motherboard support list.
    This link will help a lot with compatibility:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/

    I can provide a build suggestion if you tell me your budget, how you will use the pc (gaming, editing etc, , a bit of both) if it should include peripherals/OS, listing your current build (in case some parts can be reused - I am not talking about peripherals).
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