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Old 06-30-2016, 12:53 AM
 
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not sure if many people would know the answer to this, I hope someone does since i dont
I currently have a 2500k i5 CPU which is equivalent to a i5 4400

I was wondering if this would bottle neck the gtx 970 GPU?
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I think your CPU is fine, but what PS do you have? Recommended minimum is 500W.
Check official specifications.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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This will depend upon your motherboard, but the MB / CPU combo will likely be a bottleneck (but probably not much, and not the end of the world).

You probably have a H67, P67, or Z68 chipset on the motherboard, and most of those those only support PCIE2.

The 7x (H77, P77, Z77) chipset and Ivy Bridge CPU combination (the 3570k for example) added full PCIE3 support.

I know on the older cards (6, 7 and 8 series) the difference between PCIE2 and PCIE3 wasn't extremely noticeable.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:00 AM
 
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This will depend upon your motherboard, but the MB / CPU combo will likely be a bottleneck (but probably not much, and not the end of the world).

You probably have a H67, P67, or Z68 chipset on the motherboard, and most of those those only support PCIE2.

The 7x (H77, P77, Z77) chipset and Ivy Bridge CPU combination (the 3570k for example) added full PCIE3 support.

I know on the older cards (6, 7 and 8 series) the difference between PCIE2 and PCIE3 wasn't extremely noticeable.
thank you for this!

so would you say its better all in all to just upgrade my MB and processor? along with my gtx 970
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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thank you for this!

so would you say its better all in all to just upgrade my MB and processor? along with my gtx 970


I really wouldn't worry about it.

I'd probably spend the extra on the 980, and then plan on upgrading the MB / CPU at a later point in time.

You didn't say what card you are running now, but you'll likely still see a major improvement over whatever you have, but you won't be able to get that last 10% out of the card until you upgrade the MB / CPU.
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:34 PM
 
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im running the 7850 amd radeon - problem is my live stream lags as well as my game play....also heard doom is graphics heavy ha ha (skip to around 9 or 10 mins when the game play is happening

this is what my live stream looked like. I was told this is due to the GPU just not catching up enough. my CPU performance was fine (around 10 - 40%)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFViXqTiAMo


the 2 things I want to add is a gtx 970 or 80 and definitely a solid state drive see if maybe that works.. my internet connection is fine as well. this could be due to the GPU right?
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You don't need SSD for gaming. You won't see any improvement there. It may load faster, but that's it.
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