2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 23, 2018 8:44 AM by Hardwood

    Overdrive, Bottleneck and my specs


      My question is how far "can" I push my PC using OverDrive, with regards to my specs?


      Furthermore, what does my bottleneck appear to be? I'm looking for the next step to take for gaming.


      Thanks in advance!


      My power supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2, 80+ GOLD 750W

      OverDrive Screens:




      AMD Radeon Settings:



      Radeon Software Version - 18.5.1

      Radeon Software Edition - Adrenalin

      Graphics Chipset - Radeon RX 550 Series

      Memory Size - 4096 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Core Clock - 1183 MHz

      Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit)

      System Memory - 8 GB

      CPU Type - AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor




      Radeon Settings Version - 2018.0516.1451.24901

      Driver Packaging Version - 18.10.16-180516a-328911C-RadeonSoftwareAdrenalin

      Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

      2D Driver Version -

      Direct3D® Version -

      OpenGL® Version -

      OpenCL™ Version - 24.20.11016.4

      AMD Mantle Version -

      AMD Mantle API Version - 102400

      AMD Audio Driver Version -

      Vulkan™ Driver Version - 2.0.20

      Vulkan™ API Version - 1.1.70




      Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD

      Graphics Chipset - Radeon RX 550 Series

      Device ID - 699F

      Vendor ID - 1002

      SubSystem ID - 0513

      SubSystem Vendor ID - 1043

      Revision ID - C7

      Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0

      Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 2.0 x8

      BIOS Version -

      BIOS Part Number - 115-C994PI0-102

      BIOS Date - 2017/05/31 23:45

      Memory Size - 4096 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Memory Clock - 1750 MHz

      Core Clock - 1183 MHz

      Total Memory Bandwidth - 112 GByte/s

      Memory Bit Rate - 7.00 Gbps

      2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0000

        • Re: Overdrive, Bottleneck and my specs

          You'll have to experiement to see how well your CPU and GPU overclocks..... just don't push things too high all at once, go in small increments and test temps and stability until you're happy with it.
          As to bottlenecks......your GPU is far weaker than what your CPU can support, the GPU is without a doubt what's standing in your way.
          the 8350 can be comfortably paired with a Radeon RX 580 or a GTX 1060.... you can go as high as a Vega 56 or a GTX 1070, but you will have a slight bottleneck so it doesn't make as much sense for that CPU as the other two cards I mentioned

          • Re: Overdrive, Bottleneck and my specs

            I basically agree with the Grim.

            But I would add with the RX590 coming out now the RX580 should be cheap and perfect for you needs. Get an 8GB version, nothing less.

            Also see if you can find some matching ram to bring your total to 16GB.

            It will be like a whole new computer with these two.


            And.. I'll just add, seeing as  you have a decent PSU, you can add any gpu, even a 2080/vega. they may not perform to their maximum but they'll still be better than any underling and the next time you upgrade your old CPU they'll shine even brighter.  Just sayin'.