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He is probably talking about in comparison to your CPU.
    
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What are you a crystal ball? Tell me how you know this!

Most games will. I have a PII 955 @ 4.2Ghz with GTX470 i can say that its holding it back in some games. In BF3 it does fine. 3.6Ghz is really slow. Thats like having a stock Core i7 920 @ 2.66Ghz while other pair it with a 4.5Ghz 2500K. You are losing 20-30%. To be just just check GPU usage. I would say to anyone that has AMD. To keep it real dont get any car more powerful then GTX580. You might still benefit from GPU upgrade but not us much.
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If the cpu bottleneck is severe I will upgrade to an ivy this winter. If it is only a slight bottleneck i will upgrade to haswell next spring. I dont have the money for new cpu atm... I will report my findings once I receive the card.
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If the cpu bottleneck is severe I will upgrade to an ivy this winter. If it is only a slight bottleneck i will upgrade to haswell next spring. I dont have the money for new cpu atm... I will report my findings once I receive the card.

Which one did you go with?
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
FTW edition was out of stock and I have had bad experiences with Gigabyt so no windforce gtx 670. Plus it was $30 off.
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I guess not bad at all. I've been looking on other sites for the FTW. Either that or MSI but that one is expensive, its $30 over the price of regular. What issues did you have with the gigabyte?
    
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Had to Rma my card twice because they sent the same one back. It took 2 weeks each time.
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Oh wow that would suck. Now I am leaning more toward Evga because of good CS. But that card is known to run hot.
    
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Most games will. I have a PII 955 @ 4.2Ghz with GTX470 i can say that its holding it back in some games. In BF3 it does fine. 3.6Ghz is really slow. Thats like having a stock Core i7 920 @ 2.66Ghz while other pair it with a 4.5Ghz 2500K. You are losing 20-30%. To be just just check GPU usage. I would say to anyone that has AMD. To keep it real dont get any car more powerful then GTX580. You might still benefit from GPU upgrade but not us much.

Еven 580 is to much for that CPU, i would go for GTX560Ti/6950 as max....
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You'll be fine, the "bottleneck" will be unnoticeable if even really there. All the intel fanboys will tell you that you cpu sucks and whatnot, but your cpu is fine. Bottlenecks do exist these days but not in the ways people portray them. Most games are GPU limited nowadays, look at it this way, I run a 1090t with SLI 480s, when I fire up a game I see that that both GPUS are being utilised fully, with or without my OC
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