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Worried about bottlenecking my gtx670

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June 9, 2012 7:59:17 AM

Hey guys, just picked up a gtx 670 and I am impressed with almost everything about it. I just wonder if I may be bottlenecking it somewhat. Specs are as follows

AMD Phenom II x4 945 @ 3.0ghz
MSI 790fx-gd70 mobo
EVGA GTX 670 FTW edition
8 gbs (dual channel 4gb kit) Corsair dominator 1600 ddr3

I have been focusing on learning the in's and out's of the 670 and have found some minor inconsistencies that I don't know whether to attribute to the gpu drivers being new and the whole new card thing, or something of a bottleneck with my cpu.

The easy way to catch a cpu bottleneck by seeing if cpu hits 100% load during gameplay has not satisfied me as the games I have played have not stressed my cpu. I just wonder if upgrading to a new gen cpu with pci3.0 support (mobo obviously upgraded too) would yield some better results.

I just spent more money than I care to disclose on my recent build (case, this graphics card, and some ssd nonsense) to upgrade right away, but some opinions would be appreciated.

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June 9, 2012 8:38:10 AM

macman5187 said:

The easy way to catch a cpu bottleneck by seeing if cpu hits 100% load during gameplay has not satisfied me as the games I have played have not stressed my cpu.

Then you're not bottlenecking. In other games you might encounter a slight bottleneck though.
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