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CPU to overclock with Radeon 7970?

#1XxTwisted26xXPosted 9/9/2013 8:46:34 AM
Anyone reccomend a CPU that's "next gen" proof to overclock along with a Radeon 7970? Here's my current set up. I saw a lot of people upgrading their rigs with an i5 and 7970 for next gen,


CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Case: NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/9/2013 8:48:34 AM
Your processor at stock speeds should be plenty to last most of next gen.
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#3SnadadosPosted 9/9/2013 9:30:17 AM
You'll likely be fine with your current CPU, but if you really want to upgrade to something that you can overclock you have a couple options.

An i5 3570k will work with your motherboard.
It is common to get a 3570k to 4.3 - 4.5ghz which would be about a 25% increase in clock speed over what you currently have.

An i7 3770k would be an option for overclocking as well.
i7's main feature is they have hyperthreading, basically you PC will think it has 8 cores rather than 4 cores.
Not too many games right now take advantage of hyperthreading really and there is no way too know how much games in the future will take advantage of it either.
Also, the 3770k is usually about $100 more than the 3570k.
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#4XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2013 1:54:20 PM
25% increase? Fast! I was just thinking of getting a new CPU because I feel like if I overclock my GPU, the CPU will bottleneck it. Also, games that are CPU intensive atm (secret world) don't really let me take full advantage of my set up.
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#5wert87658Posted 9/9/2013 2:05:06 PM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
25% increase? Fast! I was just thinking of getting a new CPU because I feel like if I overclock my GPU, the CPU will bottleneck it. Also, games that are CPU intensive atm (secret world) don't really let me take full advantage of my set up.


It probably won't bottleneck (well something always does) but your current cpu will probably last most of next gen.
#6XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2013 2:14:03 PM
Ah cool cool! Its just that a lot of people are saying my cpu IS slow and that its bad because you cant OC it. And that the next gen console games will be optimized for the 8 core (i think it is) AMD CPU that runs at 4GHz.
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#7JaspaI_llPosted 9/9/2013 2:23:07 PM
Your CPU is great. Wait 2-3 years if you want to upgrade.
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