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Will GTX 680 bottleneck?

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I am not getting this card, WAY to expensive, just upgraded my system with sli 460, don't need upgrade, just curious is all.

Will a single 680 bottleneck AMD 965?

SLI 460s right now with CPU at 3.9 do bottleneck it a bit, and what is the lowest CPU you can get without any virtual bottleneck?



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Bottleneck in what way,? I would think the CPU would bottleneck the GPU not the other way around...
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I know for a fact that my CPU would bottleneck the GTX 680....


thank goodness for IVY biggrin.gif
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You would probably need to go intel 2500k/2600k. I have heard a single 7970 gets bottlenecked by a 1100t at 4.2ghz on bf3
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Oh god I knew it, all these sandy bridge fanboys here.

Why is everybody so in love with that CPU? gunner.gif
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Oh god I knew it, all these sandy bridge fanboys here.
Why is everybody so in love with that CPU? gunner.gif

Because its an incredible CPU.
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Oh god I knew it, all these sandy bridge fanboys here.
Why is everybody so in love with that CPU? gunner.gif

.... name something better ... (for gaming)
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Oh god I knew it, all these sandy bridge fanboys here.
Why is everybody so in love with that CPU? gunner.gif

Because its good? Does liking something that performs well make you a fanboy?
post #9 of 65
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Will a single 680 bottleneck AMD 965?

Nothing serious to worry about. Your cpu is slightly slower than a Phenom II X4 970.
Check out this cpu scaling review using the 7970 and you'll be surprise with the results...
Radeon HD 7970 CPU Scaling Performance Review
IMO, you still be okay with a single 680 thumb.gif
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Which is WHY i am considering going Sandy Bridge in the summer. Been wanting one so bad!
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