Solved Kepler/7950 Processor Tags: CPUs Bottleneck Processors AMD Last response: July 7, 2012 9:37 PM in CPUs Share Paul F1 July 7, 2012 6:20:34 PM Hi, I'm just wondering what is the cheapest processor that would not bottleneck a kepler gpu or a AMD 7950/7970. Would any of these AMD overclocked processors work? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4... More about : kepler 7950 processor rolli59 a c 748 à CPUs a c 291 À AMD July 7, 2012 6:24:30 PM Well it is a tough answer! Any modern multi core CPU over 3.0GHz with current I5 line up probably being the best choice. Paul F1 July 7, 2012 7:38:59 PM so you think that the AMD overclocked bundles would work well with these cards? Related resources PSU Help - Forum I3 processor speed - Forum 35w Processor compatible with 45w Processor? - Forum Clean up my intel core i3 processor - Forum [Solved] [Pls rspd ASAP] Processor Compatibility - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution amuffin a c 184 à CPUs a b À AMD July 7, 2012 7:42:44 PM Nope. The FX-4100 needs about 5ghz in order to not bottleneck the 7950/7970/GTX670/GTX680. Play around with your budget, you probably will be able to grab an i5-2500k/3570K and a Z77 motherboard and a 7870! Paul F1 July 7, 2012 7:53:00 PM So, the cheapest processor that would be suitable would be the i5 2500k? Paul F1 July 7, 2012 8:00:21 PM Ok, i wasn't clear on the link i posted before. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4... http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4... Would any of these be powerful enough not to bottleneck the kepler/7950? amuffin a c 184 à CPUs a b À AMD July 7, 2012 8:08:10 PM the FX one, but the i5 bundle is cheaper and outperforms it! Paul F1 July 7, 2012 8:30:22 PM OK, i'll look around for an i5 2500k bundle. Thanks Paul F1 July 7, 2012 8:30:38 PM Best answer selected by Paul F1. amuffin a c 184 à CPUs a b À AMD July 7, 2012 8:31:04 PM http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU... Paul F1 July 7, 2012 9:37:57 PM Thanks, I'll probably buy it from Scan 3xs as i'll get a discount on the PSU and Windows 7. http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1295 would i need the more powerful fan or is the £16 one enough if i was to run it using the extreme overclock and the i5 2500k. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum[Solved] Best AMD Processor for Gaming? ForumBest quad core AMD processor to buy? ForumHow many virtual machines can you run in i5 2500 processor Forum3d games running slow motion in my i3 processor More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !