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June 22, 2012 11:17:57 PM

How much might my i7 920 @ 3.7ghz bottleneck a gtx 680? I'm currently running a gtx 560 ti. Thanks in advance.

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June 22, 2012 11:36:06 PM

Give it a little bit more juice, I say at 4Ghz you will get those few fps that you desire :D 
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June 22, 2012 11:50:51 PM

well, tbh I upgraded to a i5 2500k from a i5 760 cause I was sceptical just like you. Surprisingly, I was actually right! A lot of people said there won't be any bottlenecks with my i5 760 but after upgrading, I started noticing a lot better gameplay. My gtx 670 gets at least 10+ more fps is battlefield3. Now that is an improvement. In general the fps is 5-10% higher in everything and gameplay is a lot more smoother and responsive too. With both cpus, my gpu usage was 99% with those games but the i5 2500k at 4.7ghz does a lot better than the i5 760 at 4ghz. The bottom line is, the sandy/ivy bridge would perform about 5-10% better than your current cpu, but is it worth upgrading the cpu/mobo just for that? well its totally up to you. Remember, the gtx 680 would perform about 2.5x the gtx 560, so your performance gain will be heaps. Maybe you don't even need that extra few fps. There will be some bottlenecks but you probably won't even notice it during regular gameplay.
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June 23, 2012 2:54:37 AM

Thanks for all the answers guys
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June 23, 2012 5:03:02 AM

Youill be fine i got a core i7 930 Gtx 590 and my i7 is at stock speeds no bottle necks 30% cpu usage on bf3 100fps+
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June 24, 2012 6:00:19 AM

stanistheman said:
Youill be fine i got a core i7 930 Gtx 590 and my i7 is at stock speeds no bottle necks 30% cpu usage on bf3 100fps+

is that entirely maxed out and if so will the 680 have any trouble maxing bf3?
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June 24, 2012 6:48:20 AM

No you will not, try overclocking even on stock cooler, I have my i7 930 and 680 OC at 3.6ghz without any aftermarket cooler
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June 26, 2012 2:55:15 AM

It's entirely maxed ultra everything. The 680 will ultra any game. Since it's like a 590 just a tad slower.
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July 1, 2012 12:09:46 AM

Best answer selected by Steven467.
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