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Will a FX 4170 bottleneck my Gtx 570 SLI setup?

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June 17, 2012 3:11:16 PM

Hello, i've a Gainward gtx 570 phantom3 and it's a great card till now and i can get another one for a good price but im afraid my fx 4170 will cause a bottleneck, so should i go for another cpu like fx 8150 or 8120? i have a 990fx mobo so intel is not an option............ thx

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June 17, 2012 8:00:55 PM

What is your resolution?

Any AMD cpu is going to bottleneck GTX 570 SLI @ 1920x1200 or lower.

Nearly all games don't benefit from more than 4 cores, and out of the games that do only a few benefit beyond a barely measurable margin.

Best you can do is overclock as high as you can and pray for the best. You'll still gain performance in a lot of games.

Some games will see no bottleneck depending on how GPU dependent they are.
July 11, 2012 6:13:57 AM

thx alot