GPU/CPU Bottleneck

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trevatheruiner1

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Im running a saphhire raedon hd 7770 graphics card, and my CPU is a AMD 8 core 8120. 8gig ram

I can't get good grahpics quality on the game im currently playing, Guild Wars 2. I can only get about 40 fps on about middle settings.

Which is my bottleneck here, CPU or GPU? Also looking for a better cooling situation for my GPU, it runs around 65C, seems high to me. Not sure if thats bad or not.
 

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Ima have to say it's your gpu. The 7770 is a fine card but it's only meant for low-mid settings for most games. It was meant for being power efficient while still being powerful enough. Your 8120 should be enough to pair with a 7870 or 7950. But I highly suggest you get a gtx 660 ti or 670 (if u can afford it)
 

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Intel processor's are better than AMD in this game, even your 8 core processor is slower than their dual core sandy bridge.



GPU wise, your 7770 should be fine if your playing at 1280x1024 but if your playing at a higher resolution, I suggest bumping it up if you want the best visuals.

 

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That's 65C for the GPU according to OP. OP, 65C is not bad at all for a Radeon 7770's GPU.
 

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The 660 Ti is a waste of money because the 660 is to the 660 Ti as the 670 is to the 680 and besides, the similarly priced 7950 is superior and the 7870 is even closer than the 660 (it's actually better in light games that need MSAA thrown up to get proper performance). So, from both the perspective of AMD and of Nvidia, the 660 Ti is a waste of money. The 670 is still fine when you find good deals.
 

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Only at stock and even then, it depends on the game. Many DX11 titles prefer the 8120.
 

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NEW CPU/MOTHERBOARD because if you are just adding gpu's the you cpu will be way outdated
 

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why do you think I suggested a 7870 or 7950 or gtx 670? So and fanboys couldn't say I didn't give and any credit.....
 

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It would help to CF, but selling that 7770 and getting a 7870 would be better. Crossfire and SLI still have a few kinks to iron out (CF has slightly more) and the 7870 performs roughly the same as two 7770s despite begin the cheaper option with more frame buffer capacity and more upgrade-friendly, so 7770 CF isn't the best way to go.

Getting an Intel CPU won't do anything that overclocking your current CPU after disabling a few cores and/or overcrowding the CPU/NB frequency couldn't do. You can do it and it will help, but it's a very cash-ineffective way to go about it.
 

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Showing AMD or not wasn't what I replied to your post for. I replied to it for recommending the 660 Ti when the much cheaper and more power efficient 660 performs about the same as the 660 Ti.
 

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Only if OP doesn't mind overclocking. That's something that should be confirmed before passing such judgement.
 

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ok and? Why are you attacking my comment? If the 660 ti is better to you than the 660 ti... Then it's better to you. I dont need "correcting" in a graphics and displays thread because I have a long experience with troubleshooting graphics and displays along with choosing the right card. If u think he needs the gtx 660, simply say " i recommend the gtx 660 and this is why" not reply to my comment to "attempt" to make me look bad cause its not gonna work.
 

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is there something i did to you? Because I'm getting alot of negative vibes from your towards my supporting comments..
 

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+1 :lol:
 

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How do i disable cores, from the BIOS?
 
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