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Will the Ivy bridge i5 3570k Bottleneck my CrossFireX 7870's?

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January 28, 2013 7:45:38 PM

I'm building my first gaming PC and want to know if my Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge will bottleneck my Crossfire X 7870's.

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB Ram
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January 28, 2013 8:06:52 PM

It depends what your doing, playing games: no, rendering and insane amount of physics: maybe a little.
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January 28, 2013 8:08:04 PM

Nope. The Core i5 isn't mid-range, it's actually high end for gaming, the Core i3 is midrange for gaming. Core i7 is just the champion for video editing. So, that Core i5 will handle the GPUs perfectly.
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January 28, 2013 11:12:05 PM

Hmmm.... the most powerful non Hyper Threaded CPU consumer CPU offered by Intel... bottlenecking XF 7870's... ABSOLUTELY!!!!

I say you should immediately stop playing games altogether and wait until 2016 when Intel releases Skymont. Maybe then Intel CPUs can manage to get more than 15 FPS in games. Lock away your Radeon HD 7870 'cause by then they will be worth their weight in gold.
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January 28, 2013 11:33:04 PM

Naa it shouldnt bottleneck, if you are paranoid or want piece of mind than oc the thing, 4 - 4.5ghz. What ever little bottlenecking that may exist will surley be eliminated.

Though i heard a few rumors stating i7 handles crossfires and sli configurations better, 6 core i7s even more, might be wrong but doesnt really matter, point is i5 isnt really a bottlenecking cpu.
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January 28, 2013 11:51:53 PM

Maybe a little in bf3 but that's about it.
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January 29, 2013 12:45:37 AM

Never will it bottleneck that i have one with my 680 and there is no bottleneck
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