Will the Zotac 680 be bottlenecked by the i7 2600?

Berserk Hobbo

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Hello all,

I just purchased the zotac geforce gtx 680. I wanted to know if it would be bottlenecked by the 2nd gen i7 2600 cpu. If so, would it mean a significant drop in performance. Ps. I plan to eventually purchase a second 680 for sli.
 
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Agreed.

CPU's only bottleneck at 1024x768 because that's not stressing the video card. When you enable ultra details and AA / AF, that puts all the pressure on the video card. so even at 1920x1080 resolution with 680's in SLI, the 2600k is just fine. There's literally nothing you can do, the 2600k is among the best gaming CPU's available...

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Agreed.

CPU's only bottleneck at 1024x768 because that's not stressing the video card. When you enable ultra details and AA / AF, that puts all the pressure on the video card. so even at 1920x1080 resolution with 680's in SLI, the 2600k is just fine. There's literally nothing you can do, the 2600k is among the best gaming CPU's available...
 
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Thank you, thats what I needed to hear; also would there be any benefit in dual cpu's gaming and animation wise?
 

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For gaming, no. But by animation if you include rendering and stuff like that, then possibly yes. The only problem is that will be extremely expensive. Saving an extra 1 minute in a 10 minute render doesn't seem worth over $1000 to me.
 

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One last thing, games like rage that have gpu transcoding (when enabled) tend to increase performance by 30 percent. That means it does not utilize the cpu but only the gpu. If my cpu isn't bottlenecking my gpu, then why such the drastic increase in performance? AND is there a way to enable gpu transcoding for other cames that don't originally support it?