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Will a gtx 590 bottleneck a i5 2400

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April 2, 2012 6:43:43 PM

Hi. I am going to build a gaming rig but i decided to save on the processor and get a nice gtx 590 instead of a 580. I do not need high frequencies on overclocking my cpu or the extra 200mhz. Also how high can i overclock the 2400 using the bus clock or can i somehow unlock the cpu and overclock using the cpu ratio
April 2, 2012 6:47:48 PM

Just a side question here. Why not spend less money and get the 680 for more performance?
April 2, 2012 6:53:55 PM

You're going to have a far more balanced system if you get a 2500k and either a 580 or 680. The 2400's multiplier is locked and therefore its OC potential is limited.
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April 2, 2012 6:54:48 PM

cuz the 590 is cheaper in my country and also check out the geforce site and go on the performance tab and in 3dmark vantage gtx 590 wins by about 1000 points. but if the gtx 680 would cost less i would buy it
April 2, 2012 6:56:46 PM

ringzero said:
You're going to have a far more balanced system if you get a 2500k and either a 580 or 680. The 2400's multiplier is locked and therefore its OC potential is limited.

you can save abut 40 bucks if u buy the 2400 and als i wont be overclocking very much
April 2, 2012 7:08:17 PM

but will it bottleneck
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April 2, 2012 7:11:39 PM

kevinspl said:
cuz the 590 is cheaper in my country and also check out the geforce site and go on the performance tab and in 3dmark vantage gtx 590 wins by about 1000 points. but if the gtx 680 would cost less i would buy it


What about the cost of the 7970 there, does it also cost more? And forget about 3DMark and count performance in real-world benchmarks.
I mean the 7970 and the 680 are really much better choices than the 590, firstly much lower power consumption, then missing the problem with microstutering with SLI/Crossfire.
If you really must get an 590, then yes the 2400 will bottleneck it a little, but if it was the 2500k and oc'ed to about 4.5ghz then you would have no problems.
April 2, 2012 7:12:24 PM

3dmark vantage is essentially pretty useless for measuring in game performance. Besides if you get a 680 even if it is more expensive you have to realize that its a single card. SLI and dual cards are great when they can actually be used but thats simply not always the case. Not to mention nvidia finally hit point with thermal and noise levels and txaa and fxaa sound pretty great. If you wait then in a few years you could purchase another 680 with some steep savings and it would have far more longevity.
April 2, 2012 7:19:30 PM

The GTX 590 will not bottleneck your i5 2400, the cpu will be your bottleneck in this scenario. I would suggest a i7 when you can afford so that you can utilize the GTX 590.
April 2, 2012 7:19:35 PM

The GTX 590 will not bottleneck your i5 2400, the cpu will be your bottleneck in this scenario. I would suggest a i7 when you can afford so that you can utilize the GTX 590.
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