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Buying new GPU will it be bottlenecked ?


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Zaltor

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Hello guys, im going to purchase a GTX660 ( currently have gtx 460 )
im scared that my it may be bottlenecked by my CPU which is the
http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/B0072PRPP4
Could any of you guys shed me some light on this situation please ? .
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iammykyl

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Gday Zaltor Posted Image
I don't believe anyone can give you a definite answer about CPU bottlenecking a GPU unless itos obvious, like paring a Titan with a Intel Pentium G640.
There are just too many variables, screen size/resolution, amount/type of GPU VRAM (2GB for a single display, up to 24", more for large or multipledisplays), games you play and the setting. Then there are variables with the CPU.


I would advice, as you are buying a new GPU, go for the highest performance card you can afford rather than trying to match it to the CPU. with your CPU, you can overclock and/or lower you settings to get smooth game play. You could, at a later date, upgrade the CPU or perhaps build a new system and still be able to use the upgraded card.


Mid range 660 is $210, I would miss out the 660ti, mid range $280 and look at it's replacement , the 760, mid range $270, my choice, > http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
or for large/multi displays, > http://www.newegg.co...-_-na-_-na-_-na

Review, > http://www.anandtech...-gtx-760-review

Please supply the brand/model of your PSU so we can check it is suitable for the card you decide to buy.




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