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Stock i7 3770 + Titan - any bottlenecks?

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I currently have a stock 3770 and a 680 with 16GB RAM, but even at 1920x1200 (monitor is U2412M) pushing up the settings brings my 680 to its knees. Now, I bought the 3770 partially because I can't be bothered overclocking anymore (I know, I know, with this site and all) and also because electricity prices in Australia are 2-3x more than the US (so no AMD either). I only play single player games currently, mostly FPS, no RTS's, so I don't think I need any more CPU grunt. Would a Titan be sufficient for maxing any current game at 1920x1200 at 50-60FPS (AA/AF adjustable naturally, but PhysX turned up), considering that i7 boosts to 3.5GHz/3.6Ghz generally anyway - ?
Edited by Entreaty88 - 5/18/13 at 4:37pm
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i think everything should end up ok for you smile.gif however did you check to make sure that its your card being brought to its knees and not the cpu? (cpu not reaching 100%)
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Originally Posted by AlaskaFox View Post

i think everything should end up ok for you smile.gif however did you check to make sure that its your card being brought to its knees and not the cpu? (cpu not reaching 100%)

Pretty sure - Very High hits 35FPS in Crysis 3, which is spot on online, High pushed it to 45-50FPS. Well looks like I'll be ordering.
post #4 of 10
alrighty smile.gif

Hope your money is well spent!
post #5 of 10
I would wait till the 7XX series drops, this way prices should be a tad cheaper and you will have more options to choose from.

You can also overclock the CPU just a bit, no need to go to extreme clocks. 4Ghz doesn't pull much juice, the GPU is going to be the power hog.
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I would wait till the 7XX series drops, this way prices should be a tad cheaper and you will have more options to choose from.

You can also overclock the CPU just a bit, no need to go to extreme clocks. 4Ghz doesn't pull much juice, the GPU is going to be the power hog.
i think the problem is that his cpu is a 3770 not 3770K
post #7 of 10
Yea just noticed that, kinda weird how intel actually sells a locked CPU.
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Originally Posted by Maiky View Post

Yea just noticed that, kinda weird how intel actually sells a locked CPU.
usualy they go to prebuild retail machines or to manufacturers that use such parts to resell in a complete system (due to the mobo being cheap and non OC features anywatys)

is about the money for intel cause the greater percentage of consumers are not enthusiasts (hence will not try to overclock)
post #9 of 10
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I saved $60 by going to a B75 mobo and $25 on the locked i7 - together that was enough to bump up to a 680, back when I built this box. I'll be getting this Titan this week and updating this thread then.
post #10 of 10
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Big fat FPS jumps across all the games I tested; interestingly Titan at 1200p still can't crack 60FPS with SSAA even at x2 in Metro Last Light, all other settings maxed. Seeing as Haswell is around the corner, I'm selling these parts and getting a shiny new 4770K and Z87 board, then cranking that 4770K right up.
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