I'm planning a computer build and I have a question. Could I use a Radeon 7970 with an AMD FX 8350 processor without any bad bottlenecking? I guess I just want to know if I could get high gaming performance out of that (in games like arma 3, skyrim, and battlefield 3 and 4).
...A 7970 will never bottleneck a 8350, these processors are made so they can handle multiple high-end GPU's at the same time. Bottlenecking will happen when you get an ivy i3 and put it with 2x 7990's or a core2duo with a 7970.
I didn't know that. thanks for the info!
Ghall is right... honestly either 8350 or Intel's i7 4770k with a 7970 would not bottleneck either way.
I'm currently running a 4770k (stock clock with Swiftech H220 AIO LC) with a Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Dual-X OC (RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4gb 1600mhz CL9) and it runs like a fucking dream!!