Originally Posted by Avonosac
Yea, that is one of the biggest contributors to the size of the console gaming market, its a fixed, and far lower entry cost.
You won't likely find too many 690's ever bottlenecked by CPU, simply because the people who buy a $1,000 GPU will not settle for a CPU which will bottleneck it.
I don't know if any CPU can keep up with certain games right now. I've posted on other threads about the minimum FPS increases going from 4 cores to 8 (with HT) cores, etc.
I know for a fact games like Planetside 2 are severely CPU limited, but my GPU's (dual 670's) take it like a cakewalk.
I currently have a 3770k and I don't think a 3930k would solve that.
This could have more to do with poor game optimization, but to tie this back to the Titan thread...
We might never be able to perfectly run most games at 120hz on 1440p monitors until the CPU technology and the games are more optimized for utilization.
I run BF3 at 100+ FPS always on a 1080p 120hz monitor.
I currently have zero games (I don't have FC3 or Max Payne installed yet) that run under 100+ frames unless it is a CPU limitation. Graphically, my cards are capable of handling anything. Makes me think a Titan will be more than enough (especially SLI'd). Let's hope the CPU and game optimization catches up.