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Core i5 760 bottleneck GTX 760?

I have a Core i5 760 @ 3.6 Ghz. Would this bottleneck a GTX 760? I play at 1920x1080, and I plan to overclock the GTX 760 as well.
Also how can I tell when the CPU is causing a bottleneck?
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    The i5 wont bottleneck anything, you should and will be fine :)
  2. CPU bottlenecks will show cpu usage at near 100% while gpu usage will be significantly less.
  3. I did some poking around the net and yes you're right Kurifox :D This elates me!

    And spentshells, wouldn't that depend on the game?
    So, in Skyrim, if the GPU is at 99% but the CPU is only peaking at around 80% at times, what does this mean?
  4. ryanburnsred said:
    I did some poking around the net and yes you're right Kurifox :D This elates me!

    And spentshells, wouldn't that depend on the game?
    So, in Skyrim, if the GPU is at 99% but the CPU is only peaking at around 80% at times, what does this mean?


    What it means is you could have gotten a better video card without concern related bottlenecking

    It looks like your cpu could easily handle a 770 or 7970
  5. I have a GTX 480. And I see it at 99% in most games. None of the cores on my CPU ever hits 90% I would love a 7970 or even a Titan but both of those cards are out of my budget. I'm at a $300 limit, so I decided to go for a GTX 760
  6. Nice choice,

    take the extra few bucks you have left and get a better cooler for the cpu. I've never heard of a Core i5 760 not hitting 4 Ghz on a good motherboard.
  7. Thanks, but i'm kinda stuck now. I have the choice of a used EVGA GTX 670 FTW or the GTX 760 Superclocked...I don't know what to choose actually
  8. the 670 for sure. The ftw model is as good as a 680 at stock maybe even better if the 680 is not overclocked

    the 760 is fast but the 670 faster in this situation and by a completely worth it way
  9. Too late..I already ordered the 760 :c
    Thanks for your help
  10. I am seeing 50% GPU usage on an i5 760 @ 3.6 Ghz and a GTX 780, just FYI.
  11. Swapped in the 4670K and GPU usage is @ 99% all the day long in Battlefield 3 and 4's beta. Along w/ the frame stability, the micro hitching or stuttering when a lot's going on CPU wise has vanished.
  12. I got the card, and many times in games I've seen GPU usage as high as 90%
    I'm using a ton of 2K textures mods with an ENB in Skyrim, and i get 30-40 fps outdoors which is fantastic. With my old GTX 480, I'd barely get 20.
    It's an amazing card and I love it =) My next upgrade will be towards 2 SSDs for Skyrim and Battlefield, and another for my OS (whichever I choose to get when I get the new SSDs). After that I will think about a CPU/RAM upgrade, but right now I have no reason to. Thanks for the replies.
  13. It's weird though, but people say i3-4130 will bottleneck gtx 760 slightly. And i5-760 is slower then 4th generation i3. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php and http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html . So i understand it like if people see written "4 core" - then you're fine. If it's written "2 core" - it will slightly bottleneck. Funny though :D but the answer is that i5-760 will bottleneck the gtx 760 on some games like bf4 mp probably.

    ryanburnsred, have you tried play bf4 mp yet and check on the usage of both components ?
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