Question Is it worth to upgrade to i7 3770 or k from i7 2600?

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The cpu sets fps. Period. It pre-renders all frames according to the game code. Those pre-renders are then sent to the gpu which finish renders the frames according to resolution and detail settings.
So hypothetically, if your CPU can only pre-render 100fps and the GPU can render 240fps. Isn't that bottlenecking in a nutshell?
 

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No. Because there's nothing supplying more than 100fps to start with. It's not like there's something in front of the cpu giving it 1000fps, cpu slows that to 100fps. The cpu starts everything. It's giving 100% fps to the gpu. Doesn't matter if it's capable of 250fps in 1080p or 140fps in 1440p or 60fps in 4k, the whole thing gets started at 100fps as 100%.

And all that can and does change with the game or different game, different area, who is also there, mods, scripts etc. Software is more often a bottleneck than anything else.
 

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