Is My Rig Bottlenecked??? (Trying to Overclock, please help!)

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#1 SnPzFresh-
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Alright, so i'm wondering if i have a bottleneck. I feel like i have a GPU bottleneck. My Specs

AMD FX 8120 ZAMBAZI: https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/fx-8120

AMD R9 380 Antiguahttps://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/radeon-r9-380.c2734

GIGABYTE 78lmt-usb3 https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-78LMT-USB3-rev-41#ov

I'm not sure what kind of ram i have. It's UNKNOWN, but here is my RAM Benchmark https://ram.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/89213/Unknown-4x4GB

Regular HDD 5400 RPM

AZZA Alpha 500 WATT https://www.pc-specs.com/psu/Azza/Azza_Alpha_500W/1909

Now as you can see this isn't the best gaming rig around, and quite frankly, old. I still run the latest games, because i'm very good at squeezing performance. I need to know if the r9 380 is too fast for my cpu, i need to know because i'm trying to overclock them both. But i don't know how far apart they are from each other. Thank you for reading all of this, and thanks for taking the time out you're day to help me i appreciate it very much!:)

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#2 PfizersaurusRex
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I'd say your CPU and GPU are equally bad.

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#3 Grey_Eyed_Elf
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Your GPU is bigger problem than a CPU bottleneck, as your GPU is limited to 2GB of VRAM and in terms of performance is on par with a GTX 960/770 2GB which is now the Minimum requirements for modern games.

What game and what type of performance are you getting that made you think you have a bottleneck?...

I don't think you do have a bottleneck, but since your PC is limited by both CPU and GPU then yes I would highly recommend overclocking them both not to limit a bottleneck but to just improve performance in every game because you do need it BUT it will be a minor performance boost for most games then again doesn't hurt to try.

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#4 SnPzFresh-
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@PfizersaurusRex: Actually, My CPU and GPU run games at 1920x1080 at 50fps to 60fps to 100fps.

I run Call of Duty Modern Warfare at 1920x1080 ULTRA 60+. More than console, so i have a decent rig for gaming. And i didn't want to know if my rig was trash, i wanted to know if i have a bottleneck

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#5 SnPzFresh-
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@PfizersaurusRex: It's called Optimizations, to make a older pc run faster

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#6 SnPzFresh-
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@Grey_Eyed_Elf: I have 4GB of Vram, and 16 GB of RAM. I'm good at making my PC fast for gaming. I run latest games at 1080p medium to high, at a good framerate. I want to know how far apart my CPU and GPU are from each other, so i can overclock them both. At a reasonable speed, without bottlenecking one of them. I just upgrading from a radeon 7850 to an r9 380. Since i knew the 7850 was way to slow for the 8120. So i got the r9 380, now i'm trying to overclock them both, so they're equally powerful. Thank you for reading my post!

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#7 PfizersaurusRex
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@snpzfresh-: Sorry, I didn't mean to insult your rig, I just think that there's not much you can achieve with overclocking either component. With an FX CPU you'll always have fps dips in a lot of games, OC doesn't help there. I used to own FX-6300, that's my experience with it. And like the other guy said, your GPU is the equivalent to the minimum requirement in new games.