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Will an A10-7850K or Athlon 760K Bottleneck a R9 290X?

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I'm trying tl find out if either of these processors will be a major bottleneck for a R9 290X. I can't find any benchmarks that use these and a high-end GPU. I mostly game at 2560x1080 (BF4, BF3, Crysis 3, TitanFall, Tomb Raider, Watch Dogs etc....). Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Yep definitely

R9 290X with a 3770K Firestike score is about 9000

R9 290X with a Athlon 760 will be about 6000

not real sure were the A 10 will fall in there but slightly better then the Athlon
 
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Yep definitely

R9 290X with a 3770K Firestike score is about 9000

R9 290X with a Athlon 760 will be about 6000

not real sure were the A 10 will fall in there but slightly better then the Athlon
Benchmarks don't really tell the gaming side though.
 
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Benchmarks don't really tell the gaming side though.
If not benchmarks, how are we supposed to answer? How the card feels in game?

Best answer I can give. You are matching a highend GPU with a mid range CPU, the a10-7850 benches lower than the old Phenom X4... I am sure it will run most games fine, although higher resolutions will have issues.
 

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Id say take a shot and see for yourself
 
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depends on the game and settings. Typically the harder you push the graphics card, the less the cpu bottleneck matters. There are some game types such as strategy and etc though that will always show a difference. How much that matters to you is the only real answer you need. Trouble is, you'd need to test it yourself to find out.
 
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I'm trying tl find out if either of these processors will be a major bottleneck for a R9 290X. I can't find any benchmarks that use these and a high-end GPU. I mostly game at 2560x1080 (BF4, BF3, Crysis 3, TitanFall, Tomb Raider, Watch Dogs etc....). Any help is greatly appreciated.
Well in a way yes but also no its going to depend on the game and how high you clock it.

The 760K is a very low end product but its essentially an APU without the GPU on the die however I have seen them clock well and offer some very nice performance.

The 7850k is better single threaded than the previous generation processors so it should not bottleneck a single 290X. That being said I would definitely overclock it if I were you.
 
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Yes I will be overclocking like I always do. 4.7-5GHz hopefully. Also I mentioned games and res I'll be playing at.
 
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It will work but take about a 30% hit on most intensive games. If its just a stepping stone to a new platform then go for it
 
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also incidentally a 7850K has PCIeX 3.0 while the 760K is a 2.0 i had a setup with a 760K+A88X+R9 270X now i have a 6300+990X+R9 290, unfortunately i didn't test the 760K with the 290 since i sold the previous to buy the actual.
well i tested a A10-7700K with the 270X and the feeling + avg framerate was a bit better than a 760K
 
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also incidentally a 7850K has PCIeX 3.0 while the 760K is a 2.0 i had a setup with a 760K+A88X+R9 270X now i have a 6300+990X+R9 290, unfortunately i didn't test the 760K with the 290 since i sold the previous to buy the actual.
well i tested a A10-7700K with the 270X and the feeling + avg framerate was a bit better than a 760K
I was leaning towards the 7850K anyways due to PCIe 3.0 and faster core performance
 
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I was leaning towards the 7850K anyways due to PCIe 3.0 and faster core performance
Its a great clocker as I bumped one up to 4.8ghz on a H100i and the temps are well below its thermal limits so I got curious how much further I could go on it (Its for a friend so I still have to be careful :p). But hes also running off the R7 iGPU so I bumped it as well to I believe 1006mhz give or take and its perfectly fine.
 
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Its a great clocker as I bumped one up to 4.8ghz on a H100i and the temps are well below its thermal limits so I got curious how much further I could go on it (Its for a friend so I still have to be careful :p). But hes also running off the R7 iGPU so I bumped it as well to I believe 1006mhz give or take and its perfectly fine.
I have a custom loop with 3x 240MM rads
 
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So yea as you saw there wasn't a scenario in any of those where the AMD wasn't playable. There certainly were situations where you could gain 20-30 fps. The trouble is those situations were all over 100fps anyways, ie not noticeable. (anyone who says otherwise is a flat out liar). Some of use can't stand losing a single frame to bottleneck. Others don't mind at all.
 
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OP, I see in your sys spec that you already own these hardware (7850k and r9 290) so just try it....
IMHO you will not feel a big difference since you're going to oc it
 
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OP, I see in your sys spec that you already own these hardware (7850k and r9 290) so just try it....
IMHO you will not feel a big difference since you're going to oc it
No I don't own said hardware but I did acquire it.
 
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So according to those charts above you won't experience bottleneck overall.

The only situation I can see signs for bottlenecking in just 50% of crossfire titles.
 
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I'd have sold the loop and kept the 4770.
 
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I'd have sold the loop and kept the 4770.
Loop wouldn't fetch much. Also didn't pay much for about $185 give or take.
 
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I'm still working on my system tweaks, but I will start benchmarking my system as soon as I'm done. I don't regret my purchases so far. I say PLURRRR to whom ever thinks the A10-7850k + a Mantle supported card sucks. I really am enjoying the system... BUT there is a bit of work to do to get the most out of the games.
 
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