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Fx 6200 vs I5 4690k

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Blackbanana

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Im building a HTPC to hook up to my samsung 4k tv (Ue65js8500) for gaming.
I have a FX 6200 @4.6Ghz on my M5A97 motherboard and im wondering if the cpu will bottleneck a gtx 970? Should i stick with my motherboard and cpu for now or is it worth it to switch to intel and go for something like a i5 4690k?

Motherboard: M5A97 LE R2.0
CPU: FX 6200
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14
Case: Grandia GD09
 
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Johan45

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A lot of that will depend on the game. Most games especially at that resolution will be Video card dependant. The 970 is a capable card but 4K will push it's limits. I would go as is the cpu shouldn't bottle neck the GPU. If you find things are struggling then upgrade to the i5
 
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Blackbanana

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Yes from what i've seen i will not be able to play new games in 4k with a GTX 970 so im aiming at 1920x1080p at ultra settings. Thank you for the answer.
 

Mandrake4565

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Yes from what i've seen i will not be able to play new games in 4k with a GTX 970 so im aiming at 1920x1080p at ultra settings. Thank you for the answer.
At 1080p you shouldn't have any issues running the 6200 and 970. I play on my 6300 and 780 just fine at 1080p.
 

OnceSaved

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i cannot speak for the 6200 but i have ran the 6300 and currently use a gtx 970 for 1080p gaming and it handles everything great until you hit anything physics related. the fx chips don't hold a candle to intel for things of that nature.
 

RJARRRPCGP

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the fx chips don't hold a candle to intel for things of that nature.

That's particularly true with programs that use 4 threads or less... Even more so with programs that don't use more than 2 cores...
(The single-core-only and 2-core-only programs will suffer the most.)
 

OnceSaved

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I've just noticed that on like 3d mark I'm running like a dream till I hit the physics test and then my fps drops to the low 20's even dipping into the teens.
I love the fx chips and their amazing oc ability, don't get me wrong, but they are 3+ years old now and even the 4690k has newer technology than that.
 

Johan45

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3Dmark is not a good example for the FX and how it games.
 

caddi daddi

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with gaming, only look at YOUR GAMING. the I 5 will beat the 6200, don't worry, just game it.
over 1080, like 1440, you really need a 980 to use max settings.
what REALLY matters is YOUR gaming pleasure not benchmark scores.