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i5 3570k @ 3.3ghz bottlenecking a GTX 770?

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November 12, 2013 10:03:16 AM

I currently have a GTX 670 and want to get a GTX 770. Will it bottleneck my CPU or no?
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November 12, 2013 10:04:12 AM

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November 12, 2013 10:08:17 AM

And even if it did bottleneck, there wouldn't be anything substantially faster for you to upgrade to anyway.
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November 12, 2013 10:32:42 AM

K means over clock. Wtf is a bottleneck to something that's designed not to bottleneck.

If u find urself bottle necked by ur CPU. Then buy a nice CPU water cooler and OC.
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July 19, 2014 12:32:32 AM

"K means over clock. Wtf is a bottleneck to something that's designed not to bottleneck.
If u find urself bottle necked by ur CPU. Then buy a nice CPU water cooler and OC."

WarWolverineWarrior, maybe I am misunderstanding your response. Water cooling is expensive and a processor can only be Overclocked to a certain percentage before you reach it's maximum potential. Water cooling is a decent solution if you're aiming for a bleeding edge gaming rig, but it serves no valuable purpose on mid-range machines. Faster CPU's keep getting cheaper and a simple fan will provide plenty of cooling before you reach diminishing returns.

I just upgraded from a GTX 560 to a GTX 770 with my i5 3.3 ghz quad core and I'm seeing less than a 10 FPS gain on my FFXIV ARR stress test (from 12 FPS minimum to 18 FPS minimum in the most crowded area on max settings).

Everything I've read implied that I would see big results going from a 560 to a 770 so I'm wondering if my CPU is acting as the "bottleneck". I removed all extra background programs and have 8 Gigs of ram (shouldn't that be plenty?) Task manager indicates that FF14 uses up to 80% of my 4 cores and no background programs are competing for resources.

Anyone have an idea what else could be keeping the framerate down?
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July 19, 2014 3:51:32 AM

Many people are having performance issues with FFIV on high-ish end PCs so my guess would be poor coding. There isn't much hardware can do about that short of going totally overkill but there is no guarantee even that would solve anything.
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