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Will a stock speed i5 2500k @ 3.3ghz bottleneck a GTX 570 SC?

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I was curious if overclocking the i5 2500k would really provide some performance boost. Is the stock speed bottlenecking the vid card or is the vid card the bottleneck? Everything on my rig is running at stock right now and I'm pretty happy with the performance in BF3 beta. Although I still can't turn on AA w/ high settings if I want to see 50+ FPS.
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No.
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Depends on the game.
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Depends on your graphics card situation. If you have quad 580s then ya, but if you have 1 6850 probably not. But it is fun to overclock!
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Depends on the game.
"Q: Will X bottleneck X?"

No matter what parts you put in that question this answer is always the right one unless you state what games you'll be playing.

Could you give us an idea of what games you mean?
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For any single-GPU setup you will be fine with any quad-core from 2009 and newer, even an i3-2100 or i3-540 will work fine in most cases.

When you start running overclocked 570 SLI at 1920x1080, you can start worrying about bottlenecking if you're running stock.
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No it will not be a bottleneck! There are games that will demand more CPU rather then GPU (think of bad console ports). I call it bottlenecking caused by bad coding.
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