Am I bottlenecking my GPU?

I have a Asus GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition and I think I'm hardcore bottlenecking my GPU my current cpu/APU is the amd a10 5800k
which processer would be good for my mobo since it's an fm2 socket still and not planning to upgrade for a bit to ddr4

My current mobo is the F2A85-M PRO
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  1. For now, I'd just overclock that 5800k as high as you can make it go. Upgrading to say an 860K still would be a bottleneck on that GPU.

    You are better off simply saving up for a Core i3 Coffee Lake/Ryzen 3 system.
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  3. Likely, your cpu is limiting you.
    Try this test:
    Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
    If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
    If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

    You buy a APU for the excellent integrated graphics.
    But, there are no real good upgrades, particularly for a gamer.
    If you install a superior discrete graphics card, you will have thrown away the big advantage of the APU.
    Then, you are left with a relatively weak cpu. Most games depend on only a few fast cores.

    Bottom line.....
    What you get with a APU is what you will live with forever.
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  4. TechyInAZ said:
    For now, I'd just overclock that 5800k as high as you can make it go. Upgrading to say an 860K still would be a bottleneck on that GPU.

    You are better off simply saving up for a Core i3 Coffee Lake/Ryzen 3 system.


    I am currently liquid cooling my APU so I could try to overclock it but I would.need some guide since I have never overclocked before
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  5. jpkoncept796 said:
    TechyInAZ said:
    For now, I'd just overclock that 5800k as high as you can make it go. Upgrading to say an 860K still would be a bottleneck on that GPU.

    You are better off simply saving up for a Core i3 Coffee Lake/Ryzen 3 system.


    I am currently liquid cooling my APU so I could try to overclock it but I would.need some guide since I have never overclocked before


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-overclocking-guide,4593.html
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  6. Would this be kind of better I know I'll still be bottlenecking but less
    AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1 GHz
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  7. jpkoncept796 said:
    Would this be kind of better I know I'll still be bottlenecking but less
    AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1 GHz


    Maybe a small amount, unless your getting it for less than $30, I'd say the difference isn't worth it.
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