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CPU and GPU Compatibility

By Xenonium
Feb 1, 2016
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  1. Me and my dad wanted to find out if the graphics card I want would run properly on my current processor.
    My processor is an AMD A8 6600K and the graphics card I want is an AMD Radeon R7 370. Any help?
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    There are no compatibility issues between CPU and GPU. As long as the card fits your case and your PSU is strong enough to power the card, you are good to go.
     
  3. Xenonium

    Xenonium TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought if your processor was too slow then the graphics card wouldn't run at full potential.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    That's a bottleneck not a compatibility issue
     
  5. Xenonium

    Xenonium TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So would the graphics card work with my computer or would it make the processor try to work too hard?
     
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Check your bottleneck - how to...
     
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  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    You will be fine with an A8 and R7-370. That will give you near i5 processing and just over my GTX-660 performance.
     
  8. Xenonium

    Xenonium TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just took a look on the internet and there was someone who recommended I don't go as far as an R7 270 or GTX 750, do you agree with this? I don't want any chance of bottlenecking my GPU.
     
  9. Xenonium

    Xenonium TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Why do you say the R7 370 would work fine?
     
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    You shouldn't worry about bottle-necking so much. There is no harm in it. You are not even considering a top-tier card, so any bottle-necking will be a bare minimum.
    That was your pick of cards,not mine. I was commenting on the card you mentioned.
     
  11. Xenonium

    Xenonium TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I want to make sure I'll get all of the power of the graphics card. Are you sure this is fine?
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    What you have to consider is some games are CPU intensive while others are GPU intensive. You may find a game that is bottlenecking your CPU. And you may find a game that is bottlenecking your GPU. There is no perfect match between CPU and GPU. Though I am certain the CPU you listed will be fine with the 270 or 370.
     
  13. Xenonium

    Xenonium TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Would you be able to recommend me a good 600w PSU?
     

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