Windows 10: Suggestions for an AM3+ socket motherboard? Solved

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  1.    29 Dec 2016 #11

    As I was on a budget, I bought the GA-78LMT-USB3 at Microcenter. Thanks for your help everyone.
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  2.    29 Dec 2016 #12

    RoadBlaster said: View Post
    According to "The Bottlenecker" website you GPU is too weak for the FX-8320E, meaning it will push the GPU beyond its maximum performance.

    Says here: Bottleneck calculator | First bottleneck calculator

    Good Mobo Links:

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FX-Gaming (rev. 1.0)

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970-Gaming (rev. 1.0)


    The above linked motherboards all have an on board m.2 socket for the theoretical 20GB/S M.2 SSD's
    Believe me, if I had the money, I would get a better card. Any suggestions to do right now though? Buying a new card is not an option. And with AMD's new software and MSI afterburner, I can always make sure my card performs exactly as it should, and does not push itself.
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  3.    29 Dec 2016 #13

    I have R7 260 with 1 GB and it's not bad card.
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  4.    29 Dec 2016 #14

    CountMike said: View Post
    I have R7 260 with 1 GB and it's not bad card.
    Does it feel like your card holds your PC back? Just curious.
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  5.    29 Dec 2016 #15

    Not playing any AAA games with it, too little VRAM on it but all older titles like COD series work in full. Doesn't seem like it's holding me down with those games, it doesn't even load near 100% with them.
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       29 Dec 2016 #16

    TheMuffinMan said: View Post
    As I was on a budget, I bought the GA-78LMT-USB3 at Microcenter. Thanks for your help everyone.
    I've been using the M5A78L-M/USB3 (AM3R2) with a nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti for about eighteen months without any issues for my purposes (Not gaming but a good amount of graphics processing), and It's working Fine

    The statement that the Graphics is too Weak for the Processor is totally misleading, Yes it would be better with a Titan Card but the card installed will perform as well as it can and no more, it cannot be pushed any further ( Basic Physics).

    Only thing that I have an issue with about the M5A78L-M/USB3 (AM3R2) is that it does not have 6Mb/s SATA support (SATA3), so I will be looking at upgrading in the near future
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  7.    29 Dec 2016 #17

    I only really started to think about the bottleneck a bit more seriously until just xmas as I purchased the FX-6350 CPU running on the GT 730 previously I was using the FX-4170, the graphics had changed a lot with CPU swap i.e no more badly drawn lamppost ect , the distance was clearer as I only play GTAV - so I check for bottlenecks using that game.

    I then used afterburner in story mode to see where the stuttering was coming from & it was the GPU was maxing out at 100% a lot of the time so it is too weak for that processor, so I have swapped it back to the FX-4170 to remove the GPU as bottleneck until I have a new GPU next year.

    A CPU that is to powerfull for the GPU will push the graphics up to 100% at all resolutions from what I have tried, many people on that game complain of stutter again "bottlenecking" of mis-matched components causing annoying gameplay because no-body bothered to check the theory of bottlenecking.

    According to bottlenecking a Titan would not be worth using with any am3+ CPU at the moment as it would never reach it's full potential.
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  8.    29 Dec 2016 #18

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I've been using the M5A78L-M/USB3 (AM3R2) with a nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti for about eighteen months without any issues for my purposes (Not gaming but a good amount of graphics processing), and It's working Fine

    The statement that the Graphics is too Weak for the Processor is totally misleading, Yes it would be better with a Titan Card but the card installed will perform as well as it can and no more, it cannot be pushed any further ( Basic Physics).

    Only thing that I have an issue with about the M5A78L-M/USB3 (AM3R2) is that it does not have 6Mb/s SATA support (SATA3), so I will be looking at upgrading in the near future
    I had one of these boards & have tried benchmarking the ssd/hdd to see what speed they are performing at ? as I am sure it is a Sata III board.
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  9.    29 Dec 2016 #19

    • StorageBuilt-in Controller :
      6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
      Support Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD

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  10.    29 Dec 2016 #20

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I've been using the M5A78L-M/USB3 (AM3R2) with a nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti for about eighteen months without any issues for my purposes (Not gaming but a good amount of graphics processing), and It's working Fine

    The statement that the Graphics is too Weak for the Processor is totally misleading, Yes it would be better with a Titan Card but the card installed will perform as well as it can and no more, it cannot be pushed any further ( Basic Physics).

    Only thing that I have an issue with about the M5A78L-M/USB3 (AM3R2) is that it does not have 6Mb/s SATA support (SATA3), so I will be looking at upgrading in the near future



    I went to Microsoft Store & down loaded "Disk Benchmark" for the speed of my Sata III.

    Perhaps everbody can do the same to see the speed differences ???

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