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Will a FX 4170 bottleneck my Gtx 570 SLI setup?

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June 17, 2012 3:14:13 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............ thanks.
June 17, 2012 6:41:25 PM

What resolution are you playing at? That FX will choke off a few frames but if you're at 1920x1080 it wont really matter because a pair of GTX570's will be giving you more than 60 fps in every game so you wont see a difference.

If you're at 2560x1600 or higher, you're gonna want some more CPU muscle so yes, a 8120 will be a proper upgrade. You'll also want to invest in some good cooling because you'll need to overclock that 8120 good and proper like 4.5 or so.

A 8120 with something like a Noctua D14, running 4.5 GHz, will give you very nice performance.
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June 17, 2012 6:47:59 PM

It'll bottleneck that sli setup no questions asked. You'll need at least 5ghz+ to have it not bottleneck, at least a Phenom X4 9XX cpu or an FX-81xx cpu.
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