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Hi
So if I get a 670, how much will the Q6600 @ 2.4 bottleneck modern games for example Crysis 3, I'm mean very high settings at 1920x1080 and maybe some AA?
I'm sure it will not run it at 100FPS but 40-50FPS is good...
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With a good healthy overclock (like 3.6GHz+), that Q6600 would hold out okay with something like a GTX660Ti or HD7870. But at stock speeds, you're going to hold that card back so badly, it won't even be funny.

Considering you have an Intel branded board, I'd invest in a platform upgrade instead of a GPU upgrade at this point.
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With a good healthy overclock (like 3.6GHz+), that Q6600 would hold out okay with something like a GTX660Ti or HD7870. But at stock speeds, you're going to hold that card back so badly, it won't even be funny.

Considering you have an Intel branded board, I'd invest in a platform upgrade instead of a GPU upgrade at this point.

I had a Q6600 running at 3.4 ghz for a long time... backed off to 3.0 in the last few months I used it... but switching from that cpu in a 780i motherboard to my 3770k in a z77... with the same gpu, I tripled my framerate.

It might be ok for single player games, but anything cpu intensive just will not handle it. From 20 to 90 fps in D3, 20 to 65-70 in GW2, RIFT? 15 to 45 fps...

Using a GTX 465 and maximum settings (including AA) on a 1920x1080 monitor. The cpu upgrade alone was so huge it was absurd. I love my q6600, but games need something better now. Single player stuff was ok, mind you. But that is about it.

Being at 3.6ghz, it might make an improvement... but I can't see that it would be worth getting a 670 and nothing else. Maybe pick up a 3570 or something, and throw it into a midrange motherboard.
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I just got a q9950 a few days ago and am clocking it at 3.9 right now, trying to get to 4ghz, but before this week I had a e6700 duel core overclocked at 3.7, and an 8800gt 512. I got a gtx 650 ti 2gb and teamed up with that q9550 I can run ultra on all my games so far (BF3, tomb raider, bioshock infinite).

So it is worth getting the video card in my opinion, you can always hold onto it when you upgrade your cpu.mobo.
The gtx 650 ti is an excellent card for your situation in my opinion. The 650 ti boost looks good too. You will want to look into overclocking your cpu if you can.

Do a youtube search for q6660 and whatever video card.
Tell me this doesn't look good to you =) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTLdbR6wruM
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My current system is not working, but I have another system that has a Q8300 @ 2.50 so how can I test Crysis 3 for CPU bottleneck? Are there certain settings I should use to see if there is a bottleneck?
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I have a q6600 clocked at 3.2 with a 5870

Upgraded to a 3570k + 7950.

In 3dmark 11 my old system got 4400 my new one gets 9600. But in games I honestly can't tell the difference playing.
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