Question I want to buy a new graphics card.

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I wanted to buy a new card and when i saw the new rtx 3070 i knew its time to upgrade, but i dont know if my CPU wont bottleneck (i have a i7-7700k) and if my motherboard will even support the new 3070 (my motherboard is GA-B250M-D3H-CF).
 

Barty1884

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Motherboard will 'support' it fine.
In terms of CPU, the 7700K is about the oldest CPU I'd even consider pairing with a 3070.
Yes, the 7700K will likely hold a 3070 back in some titles, at 1080p.

Less CPU intensive games, or at 1440p (or higher), the CPU will matter less.

Given the price for a 3070 (assuming reviews check out AND you can get one), I'd be comfortable enough pairing with a 7700K, at least initially - Although you should be looking at a platform (CPU/MB) upgrade next, sooner rather than later.
 
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If your motherboard has a PCIe slot, it will support it.

Please list your full hardware specs (including PSU). What resolution do you play at and what games do you play?
 

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