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hi guys,

What clock speeds will 100% remove the CPU bottleneck with a core i5 2500k and GTX570 at 800 (core)/2000 (mem)?

Is it even possible to remove the CPU bottleneck?

The reason i ask is because i want to run low clock speeds and low fan speeds as a result but the sole purpose i bought this chip was to remove the bottleneck and get my moneys' worth out of my GPU.
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What do you need it for? 4 GHz should be about right for most things, but SC2 will never be GPU bottlenecked.
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What do you need it for? 4 GHz should be about right for most things, but SC2 will never be GPU bottlenecked.
I need it for gaming. Games i'm currently playing
> Shift 2 unleashed
> Need For Speed: Pro Street
> Test Drive Unlimited
> GTA: IV
> Just Cause 2
> Battlefield Bad Company 2
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You've got some pretty CPU demanding games there, but I'd still say a little over 4 GHz should do. I'd say you should try it out yourself though. Just open GTA IV and see what your CPU vs. GPU usage is like. GTA IV and BC2 are probably the most CPU demanding, so I'd use those for testing.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 8/14/11 at 8:07am
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
You've got some pretty CPU demanding games there, but I'd still say a little over 4 GHz should do. I'd say you should try it out yourself though. Just open GTA IV and see what your CPU vs. GPU usage is like. GTA IV and BC2 are probably the most CPU demanding, so I'd use those for testing.
alright thanks.

i noticed that shift 2 and Just Cause 2 never really used all my Phenom X4's power (stayed at about 70% Usage ) yet the games stuttered while the use about the same Cpu usage now or lower but run completely smooth. Why is it that the game won't tax all the cores of the phenom architecture yet still run insufficiently?
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alright thanks.

i noticed that shift 2 and Just Cause 2 never really used all my Phenom X4's power (stayed at about 70% Usage ) yet the games stuttered while the use about the same Cpu usage now or lower but run completely smooth. Why is it that the game won't tax all the cores of the phenom architecture yet still run insufficiently?
Most likely a limitation in the game. Just Cause 2 ran awfully on my old E8200, yet I had low usage...
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