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July 28, 2012 6:34:44 AM

Hello, recently I was looking at buying the 2700k, since It is an upgrade from my amd athlon ii x3 435. I also have a GTX 550 Ti. I was wondering how substantial the upgrade would be and If the CPU would bottleneck the gpu without any noticeable change for gaming.

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July 28, 2012 6:58:32 AM

The 550 Ti would bottleneck the 2700K, but it should still be a much better experience overall.
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July 28, 2012 7:07:26 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
The 550 Ti would bottleneck the 2700K, but it should still be a much better experience overall.


Ok, thanks. if I could get one more answer out of you I would greatly appreciate it. Out of the Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge, Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E and the 2700k, do you have any recommendations? The 3570k doesn't appear worse for gaming on any of the benchmarks by a significant margin but the price is quite a bit cheaper. Thanks again by the way, not really used to upgrading thus I am fairly uneducated in these matters.
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July 28, 2012 7:09:57 AM

Honestly, I would go with the 3570K if this is mainly for gaming. Hyperthreading doesn't really help much in games and SB-E is just a bit of a waste of money for gaming.
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July 28, 2012 7:11:57 AM

Best answer selected by Gjsk.
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