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    Upgrade time approaching

    Hi guys,

    So I am giving serious thought to upgrading the GTX460 card in my current machine (specs in profile).
    I was looking at getting a GTX670 in a month or so (not interested in AMD cards as I use Adobe Premiere Pro so need NV card for Mercury Playback Engine).

    My question is does anyone have any idea whether the i5 760 processor would be a bottleneck at stock speeds with a 670? I did have a mild 3.2Ghz overclock on it a while back and I understand they OC fairly easily up to 3.8-4Ghz. Cooling shouldn't a problem as I use a Corsair H50.

    Its running at stock at the moment since installing an SSD recently and I saw no need to overclock as it seems fast enough for pretty much anything I use it for. I read a few other forum posts and saw conflicting advice so came back to good ol' Hexus
    Basically I don't want to/ can't be arsed OC'ing so I'm hoping I won't need to!

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    Re: Upgrade time approaching

    gtx 460 768mb or 1gb version? it's not just ram that a difference in these two cards.

    bottlenecking is a bit harder, basically the slowest part of the system holding back other bits, off hand I doubt it, the software it self not fully utilising the hard ware is often the case and that's where overclocking can make a difference, it's the brute force approach of pushing badly optimised code through as fast as possible.
    It's normally on multiple graphics card or monitor setups that cpu bottle necking shows up.

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    Re: Upgrade time approaching

    The 460 is a 1Gb version but I was more thinking about the CPU at stock speeds holding back a new GTX670?

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