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Good read, thank You! Rep+

Thoughts:
It seems that there is a negative connotation surrounding the concept of a "bottleneck" in a computer. I think it's over-blown personally. It should not be thought of as a bad thing, it means you are getting 100% out out of something. The important thing is that the bottleneck is occurring at the expected piece of hardware, and is not terribly dramatic. I see the goal in most builds is to make sure not to bottleneck at the CPU, but that goal implies a GPU bottleneck as the alternative. It's probably logical that it's better to be bottled at the GPU than at the CPU as it should result in more predictable consistent behavior in-game.

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I have to ask...

I have a 3930k with an ASUS HD 7970 that I use to power 6 monitors for trading. I am looking forward to getting into gaming, but have to pose the question....

Is there a huge visual difference between an OC'd system and a unclocked system? I watched a couple youtube videos that showed a side by side comparison and other than the stats, I couldn't see a difference in the screen output. So what am I missing?
    
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