Is the Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge good enough to not bottleneck the GTX 690?

Is the Intel Core i5-3570k good enough to run the GTX 690, because I plan on getting a new mobo, case, and cpu so i can run this gpu.

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  • 8 years ago
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    I think i5 would be good.

    I suggest that you don't upgrade to Intel Core i7-3770K since there isn't a dramatic performance boost

    you would only need Intel Core i7-3770K if you plan on doing hd video editing.

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  • 8 years ago

    DJ is right for the situation your in, if your willing to pay that much for a gtx 690 you might as well pair it up with the i7 3770k instead of the i5 3570k, the i5 3570k is a fairly good fast processor and if it does bottleneck it will only be very little, but i mean for another 100 dollars or so, the i7 3770k is a better choice. it doesnt really make sense paying about 1000 dollars for a gpu and going with i5 3570k instead of the i7 3770k thats only 100 dollars more, and im assuming your getting an aftermarket cooler as well or not? i highly recommend it even if your not overclocking, stock fans not only dont cool that good compared to aftermarket ones but also run louder. you want a nice quiet cool running system.

    your best setup would be the p8z77m motherboard, corsair carbide 300r computer case, and i7 3770k with the Noctua NH-C14 cpu fan.

    if you need anything else let me know, but for now here are the links to the parts-

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7-3770K-3-5GHz...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

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  • 8 years ago

    dj thats the 3 time you have recomended i7 to someone stop trying to get people to waste peoples money

    in no way what so ever would a i7 be a upgrade in gaming

    as not many games use hyperthreading if any at all some do some rarely do and if it does its 1 or 2 threads

    which a i5 has which is fine

    now to main question yes it will do fine and wont bottleneck your 690

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  • 8 years ago

    why not go with a i7 if you can afford a 690? honestly thats just rediculous drop back on your gpu to a 680 and get a 3770k i7 and OC it to 4-4.5 ghz with a corsair h100 cooler on it.

    look at this guy hating on me is it my fault i7 is better that i5? i dont think so oh and you talking about gaming well where in the hell did this guy say he was just gaming? maybe he would benefit from an i7? really you must be a dumbass

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  • Ken
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    8 years ago

    You will be good to go with the i5 3570k. You cannot bottleneck that CPU.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    you have no worries it wont bottle neck the card ok happy gaming and nice set up .

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  • 8 years ago

    Don't worry, you'll be fine with that combo.

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