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Would a high end GPU create a bottleneck for me?

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I am currently running my 965 BE at stock clocks because I'm not sure whether my MB is overclock friendly or not. I don't know if the VRM's are any good or not.

Lets say I get a GTX 580 or HD 6970, or wait until the next gen models come out (highest end single GPU models, GTX 680, HD 7970). Would these create a bottleneck with games running at max settings?

I am only asking because if I get a AM3+ board and a new BD CPU I won't have enough money to upgrade my GPU.
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Depends on the game but heck, half of them only use 2 cores anyway.

So, it might turn your CPU into the bottleneck, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't significantly improve performance. It almost certainly will.

Keep in mind that there is always a "bottleneck", I think the one you would create is acceptably small.
    
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Well what sort of bottleneck you getting now with your current GPU?
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you would but you wont notice it unless your benching
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AMD CPUs are fine for single cards, it's when you get into SLI/crossfire setups you start to see a bottleneck. Still a good upgrade.
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