Will my CPU bottleneck my new GPU?

OmegaSnow

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I'm thinking about getting a Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 (currently have GTX 760) and was wondering if my CPU (i5 4460 3.20GHz) will bottleneck system performance.
I don't want to have to buy a new CPU as well as a new graphics card.

Thanks
 

geofelt

Titan
You are good.

To prove it to yourself do the following test:

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 

geofelt

Titan
You are good.

To prove it to yourself do the following test:

Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 

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