How much will this bottleneck

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    I'm going to either get an RX 480 or GTX 1060. Probably RX 480 unless someone recommends GTX 1060

    So this leaves me with an extra GTX 960 card since I'll be taking this out to make room for the new GPU. I have an old PC with an Athlon 5350 CPU and onboard graphics that I'll throw the GTX 960 into. The motherboard with this only has a PCIE x4 slot available. The GTX 960 recommends an x16 slot but I think it'll work on a PCIE x4 slot, but it'll be extremely bottlenecked with an old, slow CPU and only an x4 slot.

    I'm not interested in getting amazing performance out of this spare PC. The only reason I want to know is because I won't be selling the GTX 960 most likely so this will be it's new home. I'm able to do decent gaming with the card right now on my main PC but will it even be able to game anymore at similar framerates?
     
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    If you can't use it to its full potential, you should just sell it before it loses all of its value.
     
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    RX480 all the way.

    The GTX960 will definitely bottleneck the heck out of the 5350.
     
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    I'm not selling it, which is why I asked this
     
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    May I ask why you don't want to sell it?
     
  6. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    How much? I currently get around 45fps average on GTA 5 with FX 8320 @3.7GHz

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    Too much work
     
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    I'd say around 20fps max
     
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    OK, that's pretty bad. Looks like I'll continue only using this for light gaming. At least I'll be able to play duke nukem on it, unlike my laptop which gets a few fps
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    I say get the RX480 or 1060, and keep the 960 in the current system too. Maybe one day when DX12 is perfected, you could also utilize the 960 with the newer gpu. It's not like the 5350 will do any good with the GTX960
     
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