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Is my GTX 680 Bottlenecking with my CPU?

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December 27, 2012 2:43:54 AM

Hello Everyone,
I currently get low fps after upgrading to the gtx680 from a gtx 570
I don't notice any difference when playing Crysis or GTA 4.
I get between 25-40 fps on both games which are the same fps I get with the GTX 570
Also when I play Assassin's Creed Revelations I get 100 fps and no one is around and it drops significantly to 40 fps.
Can someone answer my question because I only have couple days to return the GTX 680
My specs...

MOTHERBOARD
Asus M4a88t-v

PROCESSOR
AMD phenomII X6 1100T Black Edition

MEMORY
Patriot Sector 5 PC-10666 8gb DDR3 1333mhz

SSD
OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB

PSU
Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply

VIDEO CARD
Zotac GTX580 Amp Edition
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December 27, 2012 3:52:33 AM

in theory it shouldnt bottleneck

but i have read some similar complains about phenom and high end GPU in toms forum
phenom architecture is not as good as we can expect

Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply < btw this one is not reccomended PSU
you should invest on high quality PSU in the near future, pick one 500W-750W from corsair, antec, xfx, seasonic brand
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December 27, 2012 3:56:33 AM

im not 100% sure, but doesnt the phenom cpus go on am3 socket? if so then i would get a 8320 or even a 6300 cause their not that expensive and i dont know, but you might not have to buy a new motherboard with it
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December 27, 2012 4:34:20 AM

What resolution are you playing at?

This is how many fps your GTX 680 should be getting.
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December 27, 2012 4:44:00 AM

I am playing at 1920x1200 and I also notice when I lower the settings the fps is still the same. I hope I don't have to return the gtx680. Don't want to spend too much upgrading the the motherboard and CPU..unless I have no choice
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December 27, 2012 4:47:06 AM

Maybe I should just return the 680 and get the 670 and save $100 but also probably no point if both give the same results as my old gtx 570
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December 27, 2012 4:47:13 AM

samdaseed said:
I am playing at 1920x1080 and I also notice when I lower the settings the fps is still the same. I hope I don't have to return the gtx680. Don't want to spend too much upgrading the the motherboard and CPU..unless I have no choice


Thats a CPU Bottleneck for sure.
When you Lower or Higher your Setting and still don't see a Difference, then its CPU Bottleneck.
Best is to get i5.

As you cannot get FX series. They fit in AM3+ Socket.
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December 27, 2012 4:55:29 AM

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December 27, 2012 5:08:48 AM

samdaseed said:
Maybe I should just return the 680 and get the 670 and save $100 but also probably no point if both give the same results as my old gtx 570


Might be wise anyways - the 680 is only 5% faster than the 670, which is $100 cheaper. When both are overclocked, that 5% drops to about 2%.
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December 27, 2012 4:11:23 PM

I just upgraded to gigabyte intel z77motherboard and intel i7-3770k and GTX 670
Do you think this was a good upgrade????
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