Hello guys, I have a AMD Radeon 6670 with a AMD FX 4100 Cpu and I was wondering since I am new to pc gaming if I get a 660 ti with my FX 4100 will there be a huge performance difference? Will my FX 4100 3.6 Ghz quad core bottleneck it (660ti) in any way? Thanks! Not to harsh as I have seen many people on the forms and giant bomb isn't the friendliest site it was quite awhile ago.
I don't know the exact card that you want to buy, but here is a comparison between 660 ti and 6670:
That card is way better and will boost the performance of your PC, but a PC is as fast as its slowest component. I think your cpu is a bottleneck and it's hard to foresee how big the difference in performance will be.
A 660ti is a major upgrade over what you currently have, you will probably also need to upgrade your power supply also as the 6670 is probably the best GPU that doesn't need an upgraded power supply and that is generally the only reason people use those cards.
Your CPU won't be a bottleneck for 99% of games, there are really only a few games out there that are CPU intensive and @AlexW00d mentioned most of them, and even then, it's not like they won't work, they will certainly be better than what you have now.
@Colourful_Hippie: when you say a ''nice boost'' i hope that means being able to run games at max and at 1080p?
Yeah, I have a 660 ti and I can basically do just that. Just don't expect to be able to indulge in all of the DX 11 visual flairs in some games and also maintain 60 fps.
@Kidavenger: Awesome! the 660 ti looks like a really really great card for just 300$ My power supply is 500W and the 6670 uses 108 wats and the 660 ti uses 150W should i get a new power supply and how many watts?
Also i am notcing that my screen goes black for a instant every now and then its not frequent but its annoying i heard its a gpu issue, is it overheating?
The 6670 is an all right card. But that's just it. It's ok. You're going to see a -huge- performance boost upgrading to a 660ti. Just to put things in perspective, my GF's computer has a 6670 in it. My old 5870 was easily twice as fast. I upgraded my 5870 to a 6950 (Which trades blows with the 660ti.) and just about doubled my frame rates.
Will your processor bottleneck your video card? The FX 4100 is pretty fast and you shouldn't see any real performance loss in any game unless you're trying to do physx stuff on the processor. But that will kill any processor. For regular gaming, you won't really notice a thing unless you're benchmarking and running at low resolutions where the GPU never gets stressed. And even then, you're looking at 160fps on a overclocked Corei7 vs. 100fps on your stock FX 4100.
Even if it did bottleneck you, you'd be much happier with the 660ti. The FX4100's going to give you very good performance, and even if your GPU is holding back performance, you can start cranking antialiasing, AF, SSAO, etc.