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Will my cpu botteneck a GTX970?

post #1 of 16
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Hello,

I was considering to buy the Gigabyte GTX970 gaming, but I wondered if buying that card would even profit my pc or if it won't be a usefull upgrade.

This PC is mainly used for high end gaming btw

My specs are :

PSU: Corsair AX860
Mobo : Asus Maximus V Formula (with watercooling installed on it)
CPU : Watercooled Intel Core I7 2600K @ 4,8GHZ
GPU : MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr ii/OC Edition.
RAM : Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz

Will it be worth it to upgrade to a 970?

One major point is the TDP of the 970 in comparison to my 580

Would like to hear what yo think!
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post #2 of 16

No.

post #3 of 16
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No as in it will not be worth it or no as in my cpu won't bottleneck it?
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPACECOW123 View Post

No as in it will not be worth it or no as in my cpu won't bottleneck it?


Ah sorry, I was answering your title directly. Your CPU, with that overclock will not bottleneck a gtx970.

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Ah sorry, I was answering your title directly. Your CPU, with that overclock will not bottleneck a gtx970.

Alright thank you very much!
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post #6 of 16
Yeah that's a good OC, you should be just fine.
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post #7 of 16
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Yeah that's a good OC, you should be just fine.

Yeah my benchmark scores are just as high as those newer intel series, So I'm hoping that I make a good call upgrading my GPU instead of my CPU.

I think and hope my CPU can last some longer haha, took me a while to even get the money for a 970.
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post #8 of 16
I am going to disagree with everyone else and say yes with a load of caveats.

Some games are very GPU resource dominated and don't need a lot of CPU to drive them at top graphics and frame rates. Some games are the opposite and almost exclusively driven by CPU performance. The more GPU performance you have the more games you see limited by the CPU. Thus at some point with a 970 you are going to come across a game that is limited by your CPU performance.

However its not like there is a lot you can do about it, the level of performance you have is already better than most so its not like its really possible to fix the issue.
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post #9 of 16
I hate how this bottleneck thing has blown out of proportion that makes everyone reconsider they're CPUs. /endrant
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post #10 of 16
Lol even a stock 2600k won't bottleneck any single gpu out there. You have a strong overclock on it too, you're fine for a long time smile.gif
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