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Does my cpu need upgrading to get full effect from my gpu

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 7, 2013 4:29:29 AM

Hi all, I have the following:

i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz
12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670

I'm just wondering if I need to upgrade my cpu. The reason I ask this is because a friend has the following specs:

Intel i7-3770k
16g ram
2GB GTX660Ti

We both play BF3 and he can get better visuals when we have the same settings for gpu and in-game.

I have read that if the cpu bottlenecks then this may impact on gpu performance. Another solution I have read is to totally uninstall all gpu drivers then reinstall latest.

Any other thought?. Thx

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August 7, 2013 5:42:36 AM

The i72600 is a plenty capable cpu. I mean sure his is newer so it's got like a 10-15% performance increase, and can overclock. But in battlefield it shouldn't make much of a frame rate difference. You've got a slightly faster graphics card so naturally you should get 5-10 frames more

So I'd say it's not bottlenecking. I'd try installing the latest gpu drivers and seeing if that makes a difference.