Windows 10: Would a GTX 960 Bottleneck an FX6300? Solved

  1.    05 May 2015 #1

    Would a GTX 960 Bottleneck an FX6300?

    Im going to buy an GTX 960 soon and am wondering if my FX-6300 will be a big bottleneck or not. Also, how would i know before hand so i may be able to check for future upgrades? I thank you in advance
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  2. Boozad's Avatar
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       05 May 2015 #2

    You'll be fine with that combo, the FX-6300 won't bottleneck the 960 at all.
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  3.    05 May 2015 #3

    Probably not. But you have to overclock it a bit.

    But 280x or 285 might be a better option.

    Hope it helps,
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  4. Vladimir's Avatar
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       05 May 2015 #4

    Your CPU can do the job nicely, but I agree with jisr7 that a 280x would be a better cost/benefit choice.

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  5.    05 May 2015 #5

    Ahh thanks for the answers. But how would i be able to figure these things out myself? idk what i need to look at.
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  6.    06 May 2015 #6

    I didn't understand your last question. You mean how to overclock your CPU?

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  7.    06 May 2015 #7

    No i was asking how i would know in the future if there would be any GPU/CPU bottle-necking before buying a product.
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  8. Boozad's Avatar
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       06 May 2015 #8

    Just read up on hardware, get to know your stuff, what's capable of what.
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