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Am I bottle-necking my gpu?

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August 15, 2013 12:53:28 AM

I've had a i7 2600(3.6ghz) for about 2 years now, I've recently upgraded my gpu to a 7970. Am i bottlenecking my gpu in any way?

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August 15, 2013 1:08:29 AM

Nope but when in doubt check the anandtech benchmark comparison of that chip with, lets say, a i5-3570k since it's the most popular on newegg.
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August 15, 2013 1:44:51 AM

An i7 2600k is a great chip it can even even handle 7970 crossfire with a lil o.c.
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August 15, 2013 1:52:32 AM

Sn1992 said:
An i7 2600k is a great chip it can even even handle 7970 crossfire with a lil o.c.


Exactly. So don't worry. Your cpu won't be the bottleneck for anything that isn't a totally cpu-intensive game.
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August 15, 2013 2:24:42 AM

It's impossible to bottleneck a i7-2700 unless you had 3 GPUs then, mayb, a i7-3xxx would edge it a bit.
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August 15, 2013 3:06:03 AM

Thx guys, I appreciate all the info. I was just worried my cpu was a little old/outdated since iv'e had it nearly 3 years.
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August 15, 2013 4:23:52 AM

That cpu is great even if its old but its a great performer and is a better overclockr
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August 15, 2013 4:36:17 AM

chuckcrowleysteak said:
Thx guys, I appreciate all the info. I was just worried my cpu was a little old/outdated since iv'e had it nearly 3 years.


The quick answer is ...No it's not outdated and bottlenecking. You are good for years to come.
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August 15, 2013 7:04:04 AM

CPU bottlenecking depends entirely upon the game. But short answer, no - that's in the very top-tier of gaming CPUs.
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