Hey, I am going to be building my gaming pc in the next couple of months and I have had to look through many different
places to find a video card I really like. I found a really nice and in my budget EVGA Geforce GTX 550 Ti 2GB. Eventually, I will be buying another one to run in a 2-way SLI mode. I would just like to know...
Would I experience bottle necking with the 550 ti on itself and/or in 2-way SLI Mode?
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Six Core
Mother Board: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition Black / Red SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
No, it wouldnt bottleneck your CPU at stock. If you were to do a good amount of overclocking then you might experience it. When you SLi you will need a bit of an overclock as your GPU will be bottlenecked by your CPU. What is your price range for a card. As derza said that isnt a very powerful card.
Yea some of them you can get for around $210 but that is after rebates. But if you have the money right now I would get one of the better cards. Always sucks to be a year down the road using a lower performing card, I mean really what is $10-$30 when you will be using a card for 2 years or so. But if budget is very tight get what you can