Need Advice on New PC Components

YohanC

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Hey guys!
I've had my current PC for about a year, and my setup is 2 Gigabyte GTX 770'S and a Intel i5 4670k processor. A lot of the games that I've been playing (Skyrim and FNV modded) don't seem to play well with SLI. I was planning to purchase the new 1080 when it comes out, and I had a few questions as to what I should do. So will my CPU be "bottlenecking" my new GPU, and what is bottlenecking? If I need to upgrade my CPU, what should I upgrade to? Also, is there a certain manufacturer that I should buy from? Will some manufacturers function better with my PC than others?
-Thanks!
 

AUnlikelyPotatoe

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No, there will probably not be a bottleneck, maybe a small one. Bottleneck is where the cpu can't feed data to the gpu fast enough, a way to tell is bump up the resolution to say 1080p to 1440p, with a normal well balanced system, the proformance will drop, but with a bottleneck pediatric system it will stay the same or get better, because there is actually more stress being offloaded onto the gpu.
 

Anurag20

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I tried to see how well your PC -- The i5-4670K/GTX 1080/8GB Ram could run the upcoming "WATCH DOGS 2" Game.. The CPU is definitely Bottlenecking the GPU, but not by much.. About 10% I'd say..

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=20283&game=Watch+Dogs+2&p_make=Intel&p_deriv=Core+i5-4670K+3.4GHz&gc_make=Nvidia&gc_deriv=GeForce+GTX+1080&ram=8&screenRes_width_FPS=1920&screenRes_height_FPS=1080&checkSubmit=#systemrequirements

what should have been an easy "High-Ultra" settings smooth gameplay has been pulled down to "High-Medium".. So if you could upgrade to an i7-4790K.. you probably won't have to think about upgrading for a couple of years...

Do take a look at this Fantastic TomsHardware "BOTTLENECKING GUIDE & CHART".. Updated Jan 2016

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2729891/bottlenecking-guide-chart-2015.html

 

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