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How much would it take to bottleneck an i5 2300?

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October 24, 2011 1:15:04 AM

I want to get a graphics card after Kepler and Tahiti come out but I have a nagging worry in the back of my mind that if I get a higher end card like a 680 or 7980 (or whatever) that my CPU will get bottle-necked. How much GPU power does it take to bottleneck an i5 2300?

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October 24, 2011 1:18:03 AM

The cards have not yet released, so we do not know what bottleneck will be present. Based on the current high-end cards (technically it's 7970, not 7980), there should not be a major, if not any, bottleneck. Even with a GTX 580 or HD 6970, you'll be fine.
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October 24, 2011 1:34:24 AM

^+1. People need to stop worrying so much about bottlenecking. What you need to ask yourself is, "will the graphics card and CPU i purchase play the games i want smoothly?"
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a c 358 U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 1:45:00 AM

I wouldn't worry about a bottleneck issue.
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a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2011 2:22:57 AM

If you want a real bottleneck, get 4 GTX 580s, 2x 6990s, 2x 590s, or 2x MARS II. Now that would be an issue.
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