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does 955BE bottleneck GTX 660 ?

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January 14, 2014 1:37:12 AM

I recently brought 1080P LED TV, so i like to play games like BF4, AC black flag, Bioshock infinite etc.. And so decided to buy GTX660 due to budget restrictions.(i dnt need high FPS)
But i doubt does my AMD 955BE bottlenecks GTX 660 2GB GPU?
If not, can you tell me temperature and power consumption? (just approx values)

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January 14, 2014 4:34:27 AM

One friend has got the R9 270X, which is about 10% faster than your GTX 660 and the same CPU. The GPU usage in Crysis 3 (which is very CPU intensive game) is about 95-99, and the CPU usage is pretty much the same, maybe a little less. Your CPU probably would not limit your graphics card performance in most games. And the temperature of that card at load should be no more than 75C with the reference cooler, and less with non-reference one. The power consumption of the GPU is ~120-130W at peak. The whole system should not consume more than 350 at full load, in gaming probably less. If you find that the CPU is holding your performance back, buy a nice aftermarket CPU cooler if you haven't already, and overclock the CPU (if the motherboard supports overclock)...
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