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March 25, 2013 2:21:56 AM

Hello,

Currently my pc specs are:

Intel core i5 3470
Kingston HyperX ddr3 8GB Ram
Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H mobo
1920x1080 60Hz Viewsonic LED monitor


My question is, can my core i5 perform well with GTX 680 gpu (which i'm planning to get one) ?

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March 25, 2013 2:29:31 AM

Yes, the I5 3470 is the perfect gaming non-OC CPU. Although the HD7970 GHZ edtion is a much better option. Its cheaper and faster. If you are someone that OCs, then you can even get a normal HD7970 for MUCH MUCH cheaper and it will OC to past a GHZ Edition, since they are the same card just lower clocked.
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March 25, 2013 2:31:55 AM

that is an excellent and very powerful combo. you should be happy with the performance. though i disagree with novuake....get the gtx 680. amd 7000 series cards have some frame latency issues. while you may (or may not depending on the game) get a better frame per second the gtx 680 will be a smoother frames per second...read this.

http://techreport.com/news/24136/driver-software-blamed...
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March 25, 2013 2:37:09 AM

Novuake said:
Yes, the I5 3470 is the perfect gaming non-OC CPU. Although the HD7970 GHZ edtion is a much better option. Its cheaper and faster. If you are someone that OCs, then you can even get a normal HD7970 for MUCH MUCH cheaper and it will OC to past a GHZ Edition, since they are the same card just lower clocked.


So it means that with my current i5 3470 i still can get the performance on GTX 680? What if i OC the GTX but my i5 3470 is definitely not an OC cpu.

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March 25, 2013 2:39:22 AM

crymeloud said:
Novuake said:
Yes, the I5 3470 is the perfect gaming non-OC CPU. Although the HD7970 GHZ edtion is a much better option. Its cheaper and faster. If you are someone that OCs, then you can even get a normal HD7970 for MUCH MUCH cheaper and it will OC to past a GHZ Edition, since they are the same card just lower clocked.


So it means that with my current i5 3470 i still can get the performance on GTX 680? What if i OC the GTX but my i5 3470 is definitely not an OC cpu.



yes your 3750 will not hinder your gtx 680 at all....its a solid combination
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March 25, 2013 2:41:15 AM

atomicWAR said:
that is an excellent and very powerful combo. you should be happy with the performance. though i disagree with novuake....get the gtx 680. amd 7000 series cards have some frame latency issues. while you may (or may not depending on the game) get a better frame per second the gtx 680 will be a smoother frames per second...read this.

http://techreport.com/news/24136/driver-software-blamed...


Actually those have been resolved with drivers.

For more info, read this discussion we had right here on Toms... :D 
I normally like your suggestion Atomic. So you should find it interesting.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/386945-33-testing-met...
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March 25, 2013 2:44:45 AM

atomicWAR said:
crymeloud said:
Novuake said:
Yes, the I5 3470 is the perfect gaming non-OC CPU. Although the HD7970 GHZ edtion is a much better option. Its cheaper and faster. If you are someone that OCs, then you can even get a normal HD7970 for MUCH MUCH cheaper and it will OC to past a GHZ Edition, since they are the same card just lower clocked.


So it means that with my current i5 3470 i still can get the performance on GTX 680? What if i OC the GTX but my i5 3470 is definitely not an OC cpu.



yes your 3750 will not hinder your gtx 680 at all....its a solid combination



So i still can OC my GTX 680 even if my cpu is a Non - K (i5 3470) with no issue isn't ?
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March 25, 2013 2:47:03 AM

Novuake said:
atomicWAR said:
that is an excellent and very powerful combo. you should be happy with the performance. though i disagree with novuake....get the gtx 680. amd 7000 series cards have some frame latency issues. while you may (or may not depending on the game) get a better frame per second the gtx 680 will be a smoother frames per second...read this.

http://techreport.com/news/24136/driver-software-blamed...


Actually those have been resolved with drivers.

For more info, read this discussion we had right here on Toms... :D 
I normally like your suggestion Atomic. So you should find it interesting.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/386945-33-testing-met...


thanks for that...though my understanding is some games have been fixed and others are not...i was reading about it yesterday and currently searching for said articale. i will post when i find...give me a few.
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March 25, 2013 2:51:28 AM

I suggest go with gtx 660 ti or 7870xt, 680 is overkill at that resolution and your monitor is only 60hrtz so you may not notice the power of that card.


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March 25, 2013 3:01:33 AM

found it....ok as i was saying amd still has frame latency issues. they have fixed some games and others are still in need of the fix like borderlands 2. this only covers 3 games...2 fixed and one improved but not fixed completely

http://techreport.com/review/24218/a-driver-update-to-r...

all that said as long as your aware of the issue and willing to wait for more driver update its not a bif deal just something you should know is all.
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March 25, 2013 3:04:25 AM

Should i buy i7 3770k to match along with gtx 680?
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March 25, 2013 3:08:37 AM

atomicWAR said:
found it....ok as i was saying amd still has frame latency issues. they have fixed some games and others are still in need of the fix like borderlands 2. this only covers 3 games...2 fixed and one improved but not fixed completely

http://techreport.com/review/24218/a-driver-update-to-r...

all that said as long as your aware of the issue and willing to wait for more driver update its not a bif deal just something you should know is all.


If you play the driver game, both companies are screwed. Borderlands 2 still has issues for AMD, the only one I know about, same thing goes for Tomb Raider for Nvidia...
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March 25, 2013 3:17:12 AM

Novuake said:
atomicWAR said:
found it....ok as i was saying amd still has frame latency issues. they have fixed some games and others are still in need of the fix like borderlands 2. this only covers 3 games...2 fixed and one improved but not fixed completely

http://techreport.com/review/24218/a-driver-update-to-r...

all that said as long as your aware of the issue and willing to wait for more driver update its not a bif deal just something you should know is all.


If you play the driver game, both companies are screwed. Borderlands 2 still has issues for AMD, the only one I know about, same thing goes for Tomb Raider for Nvidia...


I thought it was on nvidia devs team not their driver?
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March 25, 2013 3:24:23 AM

crymeloud said:
Should i buy i7 3770k to match along with gtx 680?


unless you have a need for hyper-threading like video rendering/conversion....it won't help in games save unless you want to run backround tasks like video recording while playing. otherwise save your money the 3750k is fine.
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March 25, 2013 3:27:04 AM

dudeknows said:
Novuake said:
atomicWAR said:
found it....ok as i was saying amd still has frame latency issues. they have fixed some games and others are still in need of the fix like borderlands 2. this only covers 3 games...2 fixed and one improved but not fixed completely

http://techreport.com/review/24218/a-driver-update-to-r...

all that said as long as your aware of the issue and willing to wait for more driver update its not a bif deal just something you should know is all.


If you play the driver game, both companies are screwed. Borderlands 2 still has issues for AMD, the only one I know about, same thing goes for Tomb Raider for Nvidia...


I thought it was on nvidia devs team not their driver?


LOL same thing technically. But it was just an example anyway.
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March 25, 2013 3:38:13 AM

Novuake said:
dudeknows said:
Novuake said:
atomicWAR said:
found it....ok as i was saying amd still has frame latency issues. they have fixed some games and others are still in need of the fix like borderlands 2. this only covers 3 games...2 fixed and one improved but not fixed completely

http://techreport.com/review/24218/a-driver-update-to-r...

all that said as long as your aware of the issue and willing to wait for more driver update its not a bif deal just something you should know is all.


If you play the driver game, both companies are screwed. Borderlands 2 still has issues for AMD, the only one I know about, same thing goes for Tomb Raider for Nvidia...


I thought it was on nvidia devs team not their driver?


LOL same thing technically. But it was just an example anyway.


LOL dude your'e funny..nvidia already fix the issues with tomb rider game, technically AMD does partner with that game because of trifx *hairy thing*.

Anyway OP @ your resolution right now gtx 680 is a waste of money unless you plan to buy big resolution monitor.
Better suggestion: 660 ti or 7870xt. hands down.
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March 25, 2013 3:38:44 AM

atomicWAR said:
crymeloud said:
Should i buy i7 3770k to match along with gtx 680?


unless you have a need for hyper-threading like video rendering/conversion....it won't help in games save unless you want to run backround tasks like video recording while playing. otherwise save your money the 3750k is fine.


Now i have a clear mind though. i dont do any video randering/conversion on the background. im just playing game. btw, my cpu is 3470 not 3750k :) 
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March 25, 2013 3:44:51 AM

dudeknows said:
Novuake said:
dudeknows said:
Novuake said:
atomicWAR said:
found it....ok as i was saying amd still has frame latency issues. they have fixed some games and others are still in need of the fix like borderlands 2. this only covers 3 games...2 fixed and one improved but not fixed completely

http://techreport.com/review/24218/a-driver-update-to-r...

all that said as long as your aware of the issue and willing to wait for more driver update its not a bif deal just something you should know is all.


If you play the driver game, both companies are screwed. Borderlands 2 still has issues for AMD, the only one I know about, same thing goes for Tomb Raider for Nvidia...


I thought it was on nvidia devs team not their driver?


LOL same thing technically. But it was just an example anyway.


LOL dude your'e funny..nvidia already fix the issues with tomb rider game, technically AMD does partner with that game because of trifx *hairy thing*.

Anyway OP @ your resolution right now gtx 680 is a waste of money unless you plan to buy big resolution monitor.
Better suggestion: 660 ti or 7870xt. hands down.


disagree i run 2 gtx 670's on a 1080p 3d hdtv...if you only like to game at 30fps then yes a gtx 680 is overkill but if like me you like to play at 60fps....it is not. with 2 gtx 670's i can play crysis 3 maxed out on very high MSAA 8x AF 16x @ 36-46 FPS (one card couldn't do it and certainly not a gtx 660ti) ...now not everyone needs or wants to crank games up that high. so ask yourself what level you want to play your games at. if the anwser is anything but very high with a lot of filtering, then the gtx 680 is a bit much.
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