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Help me choose a new cpu that wont bottleneck my gtx 680 sc 2

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May 18, 2013 2:17:25 PM

hi guys i have asus p6x58d premium motherboard and im running an i7 920 oc to about 3.6.

now this cpu has been bottlenecking my gtx 680 for about a year now. at first i didnt believe it, because allot of people said that an i7 overclocked shouldnt cause any problems for a gtx 680 but they are absolutely wrong.

i have plenty of benchmarks that show how severe the bottlenecks are

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/grisnaldy_albu...

thats just one example

anyways my question is what cpu out there is compatible with my motherboard, is really fast and ment for games is the Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz really the only one that can handle my card the way it should and also is it compatible with my motherboard?

i havent been up to date with new cpu's so all help is much appreciated

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May 18, 2013 2:24:33 PM

IF you really want to upgrade your CPU, wait for Haswell. They should be out sooner than later, sometime in the summer.
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May 18, 2013 2:26:58 PM

3770k isn't compatible, as it is 1155 slot. Your motherboard has a 1366 slot, you probably want to upgrade your motherboard and be future proof or you'll have to try and find a less powerful 1366 slot CPU. I'd recommend a i7 930.
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May 18, 2013 2:27:20 PM

Intel has moved on from the 1366 slot, they won't release haswell CPU's on it.
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May 18, 2013 2:29:41 PM

really? so i am completely screwed?
what about lga 1366?
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May 18, 2013 2:30:42 PM

gamingboy said:
IF you really want to upgrade your CPU, wait for Haswell. They should be out sooner than later, sometime in the summer.

Which won't come out on the 1366 slot. Sigh.
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May 18, 2013 2:32:17 PM

MJSBLUES said:
gamingboy said:
IF you really want to upgrade your CPU, wait for Haswell. They should be out sooner than later, sometime in the summer.

Which won't come out on the 1366 slot. Sigh.


There are no further upgrades to that motherboard. A new board is the only option.
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May 18, 2013 2:33:58 PM

grizdom said:
really? so i am completely screwed?
what about lga 1366?


Not entirely, you'll just have to get a good 1366 slot CPU, which are generally overpriced. And you can't overclock either with that motherboard :/  The i7 990 is the best one, and is VERY expensive..
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May 18, 2013 2:34:06 PM

well i have a i7 920 i remember around the time i bought it there were better ones have those come down in price? im on newegg and i see the intel xeon says lga 1336 will that fit?
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May 18, 2013 2:39:14 PM

grizdom said:
well i have a i7 920 i remember around the time i bought it there were better ones have those come down in price? im on newegg and i see the intel xeon says lga 1336 will that fit?


I'm pretty sure that you're much better off waiting for Haswell and just buying a new board and a CPU. No point in buying a expensive, 3 year old processor.
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May 18, 2013 2:41:20 PM

well new board and new processor will run me around 400 to 500 were an old cpu will run me around 200 i honestly dont want to buy a new mobo when i really have yet to use this pc the way i want too

wow though i gotta say i am very disappointed the reason i bought this mobo was because it was supposed to be future proof for awhile theres gotta be something that runs better than the i7 920 thats at a reasonable price
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May 18, 2013 2:46:13 PM

grizdom said:
well new board and new processor will run me around 400 to 500 were an old cpu will run me around 200 i honestly dont want to buy a new mobo when i really have yet to use this pc the way i want too


Buying a "new" 1366 slot CPU is not smart, as you pretty much have the best price/performance CPU of that time. Performance gains will be minimal, at least in gaming.

A new mobo and a new CPU will likely cost you about 300-400. If you don't have to buy new memory, it will be around 300.
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May 18, 2013 2:50:21 PM

gamingboy said:
grizdom said:
well new board and new processor will run me around 400 to 500 were an old cpu will run me around 200 i honestly dont want to buy a new mobo when i really have yet to use this pc the way i want too


Buying a "new" 1366 slot CPU is not smart, as you pretty much have the best price/performance CPU of that time. Performance gains will be minimal, at least in gaming.

A new mobo and a new CPU will likely cost you about 300-400. If you don't have to buy new memory, it will be around 300.


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May 18, 2013 2:59:04 PM

well i guess its back to overclocking till i reach 4.0 ghz thanks for the truth even if it wasnt what i wanted to hear/read
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