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Will an AMD Phenom II 965 Quad Core BE bottle neck a Nvidia 570 Gtx?

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Hello! I'm currently planning to purchase a new GPU, PSU, and a CPU Fan.

My intention is to purchase a EVGA Nvidia 570 (It's factory oc'd) and I'd like to know in my AMD Phenom II 965 3.4 ghz Quad Core will bottleneck this.

I'm purchasing the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus to help keep my CPU cool for future overclocks.

I appreciate any advice, I'm a brand new member but I read so many posts from here for advice so I decided to join!

The computer specs, until I figure out how to add the neat signature here in a minute are:

Corsair 850 watt PSU
EVGA Nvidia 570 GTX (Superclocked, aka OC'd from Factory)
AMD Phenom II 965 Quad Core 3.4 GHZ Black Edition
4x2gb Corsair Dominator 1600 Mhz Black Edition (Currently running at 1333, intend to oc to 1600 later)
M4A785TD-V EVO Mobo

I'm not running any raid just a couple 7200 rpm HDD.

Thanks ahead of time for any assistance you can give!

(PS, I play games primarily at 1920x1080 as I play on a HD TV)
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post #2 of 13
My GTX 570 was bottlenecked by my i5 750 until i hit around 3.7-3.9Ghz.

3.8Ghz i hit 92% GPU usage in bfbc2.
3.9 i hit 97% GPU usage in bfbc2.
4.0 i hit 99% GPU usage in bfbc2.
 
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Similar setup and my CPU isn't a bottleneck
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My 965 @ 3.75 gives me some bottlenecking depending on the game. I am running at 1920x1080 as well and this is with my 580 @ 905/1810/2100 so as long as your overclock your 965 a bit I dont think you will see much. If you ever plan on using sli on a 990fx motherboard then you will for sure be bottlenecked.
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If you overclock to about 3.8Ghz and overclock the Northbridge to 2400Mhz it wont.
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I'm getting a 580 for my system to replace a noisy 6970.

Shouldn't be bottlenecked on a modern quad core at around 3.7Ghz tbh.
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post #7 of 13
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Wow so many replies already!

I'm seeing different sets of information from your messages, but let me just say I intend to OC the CPU to 3.8 perhaps 4.0 depending on how well the temps are reduced. So for the sake of argument assume that I'm running at 3.8.
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You'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by Disrupta View Post
Wow so many replies already!

I'm seeing different sets of information from your messages, but let me just say I intend to OC the CPU to 3.8 perhaps 4.0 depending on how well the temps are reduced. So for the sake of argument assume that I'm running at 3.8.
Yea. You have nothing to worry about.
 
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Generally speaking, no it shouldn't. Very similar to my current setup and my GPU usage for my own games is 100% according to GPU-Z, but there will always be a few heavy CPU dependent games that could/will unless you have a seriously monster CPU.
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