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04-05-13, 11:27 AM #1
What video card for a 1440p display? Am I CPU bound?
I am going to be upgrading to a new 27" 1440p display here and I am going to upgrade my card to help mitigate the extra power I will need. I have been reading here that more Vram is better for the higher resolutions so I was looking at the 7970. My only concern is whether I have enough CPU power to make that card worth while. Current setup below in my signature is accurate except for my CPU is running at 4.4 at 1.35v (my chip was a total dud =( ).
TL;DR I don't want to buy a card my current CPU can't fully utilize and I need your expert help.
Thanks much.Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.4 1.35v
Samsung IPS 2560x1440 27" and Asus 23" Monitors
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo
16 gigs Gskill Ripjaw Memory
EVGA GTX 670 4gb @ Stock
OCZ Modstream Pro 700w ATX Power Supply
Samsung 840 Series 250gb SSD & 2 1TB Sata Hard Drives
04-05-13, 11:39 AM #2
You have a greate cpu, and a great overclock you should not have anypromblems with your cpu bottlenecking . From what ive read and heard from friends is bottlenecking usually occurs when mixing dated cpus with new video cards, like a core 2 with a titain
04-05-13, 11:55 AM #3
Yep, your CPU will be just fine and a 7970 will skate through that resolutionHaswell Benching and Gaming: ASRock Z87 OC Formula : Intel i7 4770k w/ Phanteks PH-TC14 : 16GB 4x4GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2666 : 2x R9 290X
Other Components: Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SSD : 2TB Hitachi 7200rpm : Seasonic Platinum 1000W : Auria EQ276W 2560x1440, Crossover P27Q 2560x1440, Dell 2407WFP 1920x1200