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i5 2500 non k bottleneck

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I have Antec VP 550W 80+ bronze PSU and a single GTX560ti with the CPU in the title. What would the best single gpu cards be from both nvidia and amd that my cpu would not bottleneck considering i can not overclock it? :) Cheers in advance.
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    I don't really think it'd really bottleneck any single GPU today, should pair nicely even with the upcoming 780 Ti.

    Bottlenecks technically always exist, but that 2500 should be fine with any single gpu :D. The i5 2500 is still one of the better gaming CPUs around.

    That PSU has two 12v rails at 30A each so any single GPU should be fine, ideally a 280x/7970 would be a great choice
  2. the 2500 non k can still be overclocked 4 bins higher (400mhz more) by raising the multiplier.

    The 2500 still isnt really bottlenecking any single GPU cards.

    Depending on your budget, I would go for a gtx 770 or 280x. much more will be a struggle for your PSU.
  3. It's a good CPU, no bottleneck will occur.
  4. with much respect to the previous post, bottleneck does exist. Try pairing a celeron (or something slow) to a high end card, i know it's an exaggeration but it's just an example.

    2500 is decent (i have a 2500k @4ghz), and usually games tend to use the GPU more, in effect having the gpu @~100% usage while the cpu is not at 100. For example, on bf3 multiplayer, my 4ghz sits at around 70% while my 670 is already at max utilization. And bf3 loves cpu. So for my part, the GPU is the bottleneck. But its ok since i cannot afford (or dont want to spend more) for a gpu :)
  5. Cons29 said:
    with much respect to the previous post, bottleneck does exist. Try pairing a celeron (or something slow) to a high end card, i know it's an exaggeration but it's just an example.

    2500 is decent (i have a 2500k @4ghz), and usually games tend to use the GPU more, in effect having the gpu @~100% usage while the cpu is not at 100. For example, on bf3 multiplayer, my 4ghz sits at around 70% while my 670 is already at max utilization. And bf3 loves cpu. So for my part, the GPU is the bottleneck. But its ok since i cannot afford (or dont want to spend more) for a gpu :)


    Who are you referring to? I dont see anyone saying bottleneck doesnt exist.
  6. I think he's referring to kelvin08113

    There would only be a tiny miniscule bottleneck with that i5, no need to drag in an example about a celeron and a high end GPU into this.
  7. RobCrezz said:
    the 2500 non k can still be overclocked 4 bins higher (400mhz more) by raising the multiplier.

    The 2500 still isnt really bottlenecking any single GPU cards.

    Depending on your budget, I would go for a gtx 770 or 280x. much more will be a struggle for your PSU.


    Anonymous said:
    I think he's referring to kelvin08113


    Yeah LOL but I meant the CPU won't bottleneck. I never say it doesn't EXIST LOL!
  8. i5 sandies are still standing strong today
  9. RobCrezz said:
    the 2500 non k can still be overclocked 4 bins higher (400mhz more) by raising the multiplier.

    The 2500 still isnt really bottlenecking any single GPU cards.

    Depending on your budget, I would go for a gtx 770 or 280x. much more will be a struggle for your PSU.
    I think my motherboard could put a stop to any OC'ing before the multiplier cap does but im not sure. Its originally a OEM computer that i rebuilt about two years ago with only keeping motherboard and cpu.

    http://bit.ly/1gtzJno
    This is the board i have, otherwise i would be very content if i could get a r9-280x or even a r9 290 without other components keeping it down :D
  10. Ah right, yeah you prob wont be able to overclock with a HP board. But either way, your cpu will be fine for a little while.
  11. lol my bad, i just did a quick scan, i misread the comment, sorry :P
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