Is a GTX 760 OC bottlenecked by my CPU?

I'm looking for getting a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 760 OC 2GB GDDR5 and I'm concerned it will be bottlenecked by my processor. My CPU is a AMD Athlon X4 740 3.20GHz and I'm looking to upgrade that by the end of the year but I'm getting my new graphics card first to replace my bad Radeon HD 7750 2GB. I just wanted to know if my new GPU will be bottlenecked and if so how much will the performance be effected in games like Battlefield 3, Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light?


BTW this is my new GPU:
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  1. Only a little bottleneck but what resolution/quality do you plan playing on? The Athlon will definitely bottleneck on something like BF3 or BF4 64 player multiplayer maps but I think you would be good for the most time.
  2. that be a little bottleneck it will work fine still but u should be ok.
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    It will bottleneck but you'll still see an improvement with the 760. Then you can unlock its full potential by the end of the year.

    I had an Athlon x3 and a 7750, then upgrade to a 660 and still noticed a decent improvement in games like Assassins Creed. Then I upgraded to an FX 6300 and it fixed all my fps issues that I had in some games that were CPU heavy.
  4. I have a 1366x768 resolution monitor which is the reason why I'm able to play games like Metro Last Light at all. I want at least 60fps on most games on medium-high settings. I plan on upgrading to a AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor 4.0GHz by the end of the year. How much of a performance boost do you think that will give to CPU intensive games like Battlefield?
  5. it will be a good boost def for average fps sir bf4 is a graphically and cpu intensive game./
  6. At that resolution medium-high will be no problem and games will run even better with the new FX 8350.
  7. yes that will be more than enought mate.
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