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Overclocked i3 540 bottleneck

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 2, 2012 9:47:39 AM

I have an i3 540 overclocked @3.6 and I'm planning to get a GTX 670 in the future. So I'm wondering whether I'm going to see a bottleneck with this card. I've asked a couple of friends IRL and they've told me, unless I'm running a SLI or Crossfire setup, most single GPUs are not going to be a problem.

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
CPU: i3 540 @3.6 (Dual core)

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June 2, 2012 10:01:43 AM

I know that an i3-2100 won't bottleneck the 670 too much, and looking at these benches, the 540 performs pretty close to it, so I think you should be fine.

Though you might see some bottlenecking occurring on games such as Battlefield 3 on Multiplayer.
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June 2, 2012 10:07:46 AM


I concur, if you do see any bottlenecking it'll be on the most demanding games and you'll still get playable frame rates anyway.
June 2, 2012 11:11:39 AM

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