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December 7, 2012 6:15:54 PM

How much of a bottleneck would it be for two gtx 670 sli with a x6 1055t processor at 3.4 ghz?! System specs:
X6 1055t @3.4ghz
Antec Kuhler H2O 620
Asus M4A79XTD Evo Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz
MSI GTX 670 OC 2 gb
Western Digital 500gb Hard Drive
BFG 1000w Power Supply
Storm Scout 2

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December 7, 2012 6:39:05 PM

I don't think you'd have any bottleneck at all.
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December 7, 2012 6:41:24 PM

Even with 2 gtx 670s?
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December 7, 2012 6:49:09 PM

I wouldn't think so either. There are certain games that favor the Intel CPU's but for the most part you shouldn't have any issues. CPU's don't really bottleneck GPU's. I never understood why people thought that. What happens is a game, or app, will use the CPU and GPU as much as it can. If your CPU isn't up to the task the game doesn't perform as you would expect with the installed video card. For example a game runs at 100FPS on an i5, but on a dual core Pentium with the same card it runs at 50FPS. People will say it is bottlenecking the GPU, when the CPU is really bottlenecking the games processing requests and therefore it can not generate the data used for video fast enough to get those higher frames.

BTW, what the heck do you need dual GTX670's for anyway? 3 displays?
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December 7, 2012 6:50:11 PM

droylock2 said:
Even with 2 gtx 670s?


Correct. Why would they be bottlenecked?

Edit: I agree with jay2tall. There's no reason the CPU would bottleneck your GPUs.
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December 7, 2012 6:50:52 PM

droylock2 said:
Even with 2 gtx 670s?

If the game doesn't need any more processing power than a X6 1055t @3.4ghz can put out at the settings you select, then no it won't be an issue. This can be very dependent on the game you are playing, each uses the CPU in different capacities.
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December 8, 2012 2:59:26 AM

I just wanted to future proof my system as much as I can! But, my processor just seemed to be my main concern because its an older model and I just feel like im not getting max performance. Today, I was planning on going out and buying another gtx 670 to have max performance for gaming. But, instead I upgraded to a new monitor, a Asus IPS led 1080p 120hz 2ms monitor! And all I got to say is WOW! games look 10x better!
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December 8, 2012 3:40:05 AM

^That is probably a better upgrade. You can always try a little OC on the GTX670. You can usually OC past the factory OC, just check forums. My vanilla GTX680 is OCed past most factory OCed 680's except maybe the higher end once. I actually have a higher stable profile that I never run on because I don't need it.

Glad you are happy with the upgrade. A good monitor is sometimes overlooked, even though it is what your eyeballs look at. Happy gaming.
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December 8, 2012 3:53:00 AM

Thank you very much for your input! Definitely appreciated!
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December 8, 2012 6:32:43 PM

droylock2 said:
Thank you very much for your input! Definitely appreciated!


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December 8, 2012 6:55:28 PM

Best answer selected by droylock2.
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