At what point would a GPU be so fast that my CPU be the bottleneck? Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Bottleneck CPUs Graphics Product Last response: May 10, 2012 9:43 PM in Graphics & Displays Share ICN3D May 10, 2012 6:14:50 PM I have some money and want to get a new GPU, but I don't want to spend money just to have the fastest just for the sake of having the fastest. My mobo is PCIe 2.0. Either way, I looked at some of the Nvidia 600 series and the speed on some of them are reeeeeally fast, but most that aren't $600+ are only 256bit. Anyway, my main question is: At what point will the GPU be so fast that my CPU can't keep up which would make me miss out on some of the power of the GPU. More about : point gpu fast cpu bottleneck itzdanielp a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs May 10, 2012 6:25:26 PM Depends on what CPU you have ICN3D May 10, 2012 6:42:55 PM Wow....I guess that would be a good thing to add to the post.....HA! CPU is an i5 760 2.8Ghz 8MB cache Edit: Also....are there any single card dual GPU made by Nvidia besides the 460? Related resources At what point does the CPU bottleneck the GPU ? - Forum CPU 's bottleneck Game performace, but NOT the GPU . - Forum "Underperforming" GTX 590 - Significant CPU/GPU bottleneck ?? - Forum Will my CPU bottleneck this the GPU I want? - Forum Need CPU that wont bottleneck high end GPU 's - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer itzdanielp a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs May 10, 2012 8:07:10 PM Depending on your RAM, I would say it is pointless to go above GTX 5series, or ATI 68xx Even with a GTX 580 you might be slightly CPU bottlenecked, but not by a whole lot. Yeah, GTX 590 and 690. Also ATI 6990. Also, EVGA made a custom dual GPU. EVGA 560Ti 2win. And the grandaddy of all dualGPU's the Asus Mars II ICN3D May 10, 2012 8:24:55 PM Is this the EVGA one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Otherwise I can't find it. Edit: actually I can't find either one. itzdanielp a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs May 10, 2012 8:28:33 PM Nope, that is an overkill 560Ti, performs just under a 570. http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P3-156... 500 Series Family&sw= Btw, it is generally cheaper and better performing to get 2 cards and go SLI than trying to go with a dual GPU single card. They are also power hungry and generally very large. ICN3D May 10, 2012 9:36:19 PM Thanks, btw. I don't have a SLI capable mobo, but I was thinking about it and having 2 cards in 1 slot doesn't sound to effecient...power wise or speed wise. I mean, I know it gets fast benchmarks now, but I have a feeling it's going to meet it's maker closer down the road.....I dunno how to explain it. itzdanielp a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs May 10, 2012 9:43:29 PM dual GPU cards always perform well, and if you don't have an SLI capable board, that is the best way to go. dual GPU's generally perform at about 85% of the same card in SLI. So, definitely a lot better than a single card. Just make sure your case / psu can handle it. also remember they get hot. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources CPU & GPU bottleneck Forum How much will this CPU bottleneck this GPU ? Forum Is my CPU bottlenecking my GPU Forum whats the point of fast cpu Forum GPU Bottleneck ? Forum Does my cpu bottleneck my GPU during games e.t.c? Forum What gpu won't bottleneck my cpu ? Forum Build, Will my CPU bottleneck my GPU ? Or have i made other mistakes? Forum Will my CPU bottleneck gpu Forum Will my CPU bottleneck my GPU ? Forum Upgrading GTX460 Forum [Solved] GPU 6850 showing up as 4800 series problem. Forum What 7850 OC should I opt for ? Forum Recenently upgraded GPU + PSU. Computer powers down on windows load. Forum Dual GPU issues Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !