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Am I bottle-necking my gpu?

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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    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.
  2. An i7 2600k is a great chip it can even even handle 7970 crossfire with a lil o.c.
  3. Sn1992-1361850 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.
  4. It's impossible to bottleneck a i7-2700 unless you had 3 GPUs then, mayb, a i7-3xxx would edge it a bit.
  5. 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 I was just worried my cpu was a little old/outdated since iv'e had it nearly 3 years.
  6. That cpu is great even if its old but its a great performer and is a better overclockr
  7. 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 I was just worried my cpu was a little old/outdated since iv'e had it nearly 3 years.


    The quick answer is ...No it's not outdated and bottlenecking.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.
  8. 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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