Originally posted by: tepeshak FX 6300 is even to much for 280x, it you will even be good with 290x thooo,
some ppl just dont realise that CPU-GPU matters.
I had Phenom II 965 C3, OCed on 4.1, but and amd 7970 OC 1130, and not even 1 game that CPU bottlenecked.
And basicly you got way better CPU and the R9 280xx = 7970Ghz
I'm calling wrong on this. I own a 965, and a 960T. And both of those CPUs are severely CPU bottlenecking a 7950.
Games like World of Warcraft, Starwars the Old republic. (pretty much any MMO) Skyrim, Alot of other console ports. Run really bad on bulldozer CPUs. Until you hit extremely high resolutions like say 2400x1400. Then it doesn't matter that much. But Intel still enjoys a nice lead at those resolutions.
*any* console port nowadays bottlenecks Amd CPUs... Unless they are properly coded like bz said.
Now that may change seeing as how AMD is now in the new consoles useing the AMD jaguar based CPUs. Which means console ports should be threaded , specifically , hardware threaded.
But for the time being, Intel CPU's enjoy a dominating lead when it comes to console ports and gaming in general.
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