Well, as title says I am planning on upgrading from a GTX 460 to a GTX 670. Massive upgrade so I was wondering if my system will be bottlenecked.
I plan on buying my new graphics card in July with a max of £500. I usually buy my parts off Scan or Novatech. With such a graphics card, I will continue to play a lot of games (such as BF3, TSW, Skyrim and etc) but I use 3D Vision so it has to be an Nvidia card. I don’t really plan on overclocking my graphics card much and I don’t want to SLI or plan on going Surround Vision.
Well my current system is:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Processor: Intel i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), OC'd to roughly ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM DDR3 @ ~1600MHZ
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 460
Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 22" @ 1680 x 1050
PSU: Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W
I know my CPU is not the greatest, and more than likely my system will be bottlenecked but by how much?
Oh no, infact you could probably handle two 670's on that power supply. But as your system is now, It most likely wouldn't bottleneck. now even if it does. You can get a cheap hyper *** from Cooler master and overclock 200 more mhz
Almost all balanced systems will bottleneck from time to time. Especially with that resolution. I'm telling you this so you don't come back complaining that you are getting low minimum FPS in BF3, or that you get large dips in towns when playing Skyrim, or that large battles in Starcraft II brings your system to its knees still.
Bottlenecking is just a reality of gaming. Depending on the game, you may see some bottlenecking. That doesn't mean it's not the right card for you.
If you play demanding games, like BF3, Metro 2033, Crysis, The Witcher 2, fully patched Crysis 2 and the like, a 670 will be welcomed, as they stress the GPU a lot. Just realize that your CPU will occasionally bottleneck you.