Hello I need help here. I got a gtx 680 evga coming in the mail and ill be playing bf3. my question is will my amd 955 3.2 bottleneck my gtx680 and keep me from getting at least 60 fps. I did over clock it to 3.5 using amd catalist. Also I have 8GB of ram and 1920x1200 monitor
BF3 is a game that is very GPU dependent. Below is a page from a Tom's article with some testing to show this. So no a GTX680 will not be "bottlenecked" by your 955 x4. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...
The bottleneck term is sort of overused because each game has different dependancies. BF3 happens to rely on the GPU more than the CPU. Performance in other games will suffer because of your 955, but it is based on the game.
Just an FYI, I haven't played BF3 in a while, but cranked it up the other night when I got my GTX680 and it runs 1080 res on Ultra with EVERYTHING turned up. It ran 60fps with vsync on and didn't miss a beat. I think I shed a tear from pure joy.