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Will an i5 4570 bottleneck gtx 770 sli?

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July 13, 2014 7:38:00 PM

I am wanting to get another gtx 770 and sli. Will my i5 4570 bottleneck them? If so how much?
July 13, 2014 7:39:54 PM

No.
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July 13, 2014 7:41:50 PM

No.
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July 13, 2014 7:43:58 PM

tea urchin said:
No.

I thought the recommended cpu for gtx 770 sli was an a i7? So, an i5 would a bare minimum without any sort of bottleneck?
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July 13, 2014 7:47:02 PM

not at all what resolution are you looking at and if your going for 2 i would be looking at the 4gb models. BF4 @ 1440 ultra is using 2.5-2.8gb of ram already and i know watchdogs will use more let alone future titles. i would opt for the 2gb if you only plan on 1 card and if your gonna run 2 get the 4gb model as the memory is not shared
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July 13, 2014 7:51:21 PM

AUShollowpoint said:
not at all what resolution are you looking at and if your going for 2 i would be looking at the 4gb models. BF4 @ 1440 ultra is using 2.5-2.8gb of ram already and i know watchdogs will use more let alone future titles. i would opt for the 2gb if you only plan on 1 card and if your gonna run 2 get the 4gb model as the memory is not shared

I will be playing at 1080p. I already have a 2gb gtx 770. Maybe i should wait for an 800 series then? If the newer games are going to use more vram than 2gb, the 770 2gb sli would be pointless?
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July 13, 2014 7:53:25 PM

Even if the i5-4570 did turn out to be a bottleneck, it would still be close to the fastest gaming CPU money can buy short of overclocking so you would have very few other options to go any higher.

An i7 would give you a boost for multi-threaded performance but most games and applications are still heavily dependent on single-threaded performance with relatively little meaningful threading so the i7 rarely has a significant edge on gaming.
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July 13, 2014 7:55:07 PM

Having had my concepts smashed recently it has come to my attention most heavy games only use 3 threads, leaving a fourth fre so an i7 is overkill for any game.
I wont laugh at the A.M'D' crowd here, but the i5 will cover it.
Overclocking will affect massive card combo's, extra threads will not.
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July 13, 2014 8:01:28 PM

tea urchin said:
Having had my concepts smashed recently it has come to my attention most heavy games only use 3 threads, leaving a fourth fre so an i7 is overkill for any game.
I wont laugh at the A.M'D' crowd here, but the i5 will cover it.
Overclocking will affect massive card combo's, extra threads will not.

Thanks, now I don't regret getting the i5!
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July 13, 2014 8:31:57 PM

closetwhisperer1 said:
AUShollowpoint said:
not at all what resolution are you looking at and if your going for 2 i would be looking at the 4gb models. BF4 @ 1440 ultra is using 2.5-2.8gb of ram already and i know watchdogs will use more let alone future titles. i would opt for the 2gb if you only plan on 1 card and if your gonna run 2 get the 4gb model as the memory is not shared

I will be playing at 1080p. I already have a 2gb gtx 770. Maybe i should wait for an 800 series then? If the newer games are going to use more vram than 2gb, the 770 2gb sli would be pointless?


if you already have a 2gb i would hold out as long as you can. what frame rates are you looking for anyway. you should be getting more than 60 on most titles now. personally im holding out for a single card or a pair that can do more than 60fps at 4kfor under $1000(its gonna be a long wait) .
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