Will my Intel i7-4770 bottleneck the performance of 2 X ASUS GTX 760's run dual SLI?

Hello, folks. Let me start by saying that I hope you are well, and that I appreciate any input offered in this regard.

I recently built my first rig (specs to follow), and was considering the purchase of an additional ASUS GTX 760 to run in dual SLI. My concern is if my Intel i7-4770 (*not the Intel i7-4770K) will bottleneck any hoped for improvement by purchasing the additional card? Of course, I do not wish to waste the money, and hope for a 60% +/- improvement on frame rate. Of course, having a good motherboard, 700+ watt power supply and decent RAM is important as well.

Again, thank you for your reflections here.


Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133
Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" SSD
Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB
SeaSonic 720W ATX12V / EPS12V
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
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  1. In all but the most demanding games, even the i5-4570 would be more than enough for dual-SLI. Beyond dual, the main reason for going with LGA2011 CPUs is the 24 extra PCIe lanes.
  2. You'll be fine
  3. Best answer
    ^^^ Exactly. The socket 2011 offers pretty good performance, and there is an I7 4820k for 304 dollars that is a good buy, but the motherboards are north of 200 dollars for a decent one. Plus you'd need to buy 4 * xxxgb sticks for best performance from your Ram.

    However, the "plain" 4770 I7 won't bottleneck pretty much any graphics solution out right now. Maybe quad-Titans, but if you have 4k to drop on graphics cards, you aren't running with a 320 dollar Cpu.
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