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I5 3570k + gtx 650ti bottleneck?

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May 26, 2013 6:27:06 AM

Well I'm planing to upgrade my cpu to a i5 3570k, I'm just wondering if that would bottleneck my gainwood gtx 650ti? If it does what gpu should I upgrade too? I play most types of games farcry 3, skyrim, simcity etc.. pretty much any game.

My system specs:
Pentium dual core g840
Asrock extreme4 z77
Gainwood gtx 650ti golden sample
Cooler master hyper evo 212+
G.skill ripjaws xl 8gb (2x4gb)
Thermaltake v6 blacx edition
Corsair TX-650m

Thanks for any help, it's appreciated
Regards Tk~
May 26, 2013 6:31:13 AM

The only 'bottleneck' to 3570K are the games
May 26, 2013 6:39:31 AM

The only thing in your system, with a 3570k, that will prevent games from playing on higher settings is your 650ti.
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May 26, 2013 6:40:15 AM

Simple answer, HELL NO!

But its not a high end GPU so even with that powerful CPU, you GPU will not play all games.
May 26, 2013 6:51:16 AM

Op may have worded it wrong, but he meant if the gpu is his bottleneck which is why he asked what gpu he should upgrade to. Yes your gpu is the limiting factor. What card you get is dependent on what games you wanna play, the settings you want to play, resolution, and your psu. Your psu looks fine though.
May 26, 2013 6:57:18 AM

inherendo said:
Op may have worded it wrong, but he meant if the gpu is his bottleneck which is why he asked what gpu he should upgrade to. Yes your gpu is the limiting factor. What card you get is dependent on what games you wanna play, the settings you want to play, resolution, and your psu. Your psu looks fine though.


No he worded it right. He wants to upgrade a system with a z77 extreme 4, 650ti, and a g840. He wants to get rid of the g840 and get a 3570k. He worded that correctly. We like his choice, and the comments mean that his system is good but his GPU is the weak link.
May 26, 2013 7:01:37 AM

No matter what you do there will always be bottlenecks, if there weren't bottlenecks then we would all enjoy infinite performance.

But that 3570k wont limit a 650Ti in any way, if anything the other way around, which is how it should be.
May 26, 2013 3:10:11 PM

So what gpu should I upgrade to? Should I wait for the gtx 700 series to come out then buy a high end gtx 600 since the price MIGHT drop. I also live in Australia so the prices for computer parts are generally more expensive, but I've been able to track down a i5 3570k for $225, brand new.

I usually play on 1600x1200 and sometimes but rarely 1900x1400, as for quality settings medium to high and rarely ultra.

EDIT: I am going to have to upgrade the gpu later
June 25, 2013 11:06:59 AM

Try the GTX 770 its rouhgly similar in price to the GTX 670 and about equal performance to a GTX 680 for the price of what the 670 was in May last month for the most part. Think you will be golden there for a while..! :) 
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