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I7 950 @4.2 good enough to push my gtx 780 ?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Bolton7935, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Bolton7935

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2013

    Posts: 127

    Hey guys thanks for taking time to read this I got my i7 950 running at 4.2 got 780 gtx on release I keep thinking my CPU is to old and holding my gpu back when I play wow the CPU usage is 30% and gpu at 60% also when playing bf3 i get CPU usage at 70% gpu at 80% what I don't get is why arnt either of them maxing out thanks

    I am thinking of upgrading to i7 4770k will cost me 700 quid as I'll buy decent mobo and ram and cooler so not a cheap upgrade especially if I am wrong my CPU is fine

    My pc specs are
    I7 950 @ 4.2 cooled with h80
    X58 gigabyte
    12 gb ram & 1600
    Gtx 780 gtx

    I play 1080p I have duel monitors one for gaming and one for watching movies
    Thanks for reading
     
  2. Silent_Scone

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 5, 2011

    Posts: 10,712

    Location: Surrey

    In most scenarios yes (at those clocks). You may run into a bottleneck if you were to add a second card.
     
  3. zuludawn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 20, 2002

    Posts: 1,054

    Running a i7 920@4.4Ghz with xfire 7970 oc 1125/1575Mhz 2560x1440 never had a problem in any game ie, 120fps in BF3 (with vsync never drops below 60fps) Had them since July 2012 and cannot see how any upgrade at the moment would be better if i still get constant 60fps (vsync), hence still with the i7 920

    BF3 settings
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  4. Bolton7935

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2013

    Posts: 127

    Thanks guys ill stick with it then i might go full water cooler to get the itch away
     
  5. zuludawn

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 20, 2002

    Posts: 1,054

    Take a look at these settings and results, you really don't need anything other than what you have, it will not bottleneck.

    This made all the difference in xfire latest beta driver and ULPS disabled as the GPU`s were showing very uneven utilization before.

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18550475
     
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  6. pbrain

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 8, 2007

    Posts: 151

    Location: Walsall

    Not maxed out...isn't that a good thing? Means you have headroom left & no noisy fans.

    I suppose it's like you've got a beefy 3.2 V8 cruising at 140mph, while a 1.6 is in the red-band trying to keep up!

    The only reason I went from 920 to 2600k was my 920 wasn't stable past 3.6Ghz, while some people managed 4.5Ghz.
     
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  7. Deus Ex

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 22, 2013

    Posts: 816

    Location: North East

    As a 4670k owner, I'd say relax. Still a very good CPU.
     
  8. mushtafa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 17, 2013

    Posts: 1,353

    Location: West Sussex, UK

    @Bolton7935
    What gigabyte board are you running? What CPU temps are you getting? That's a very good OC! I seem to struggle with stability over 3.8. Trust message me if you'd prefer.


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  9. Bolton7935

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2013

    Posts: 127

    i am using Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
    temps i get whilest playing bf3 60-72 if i run prime 95 starts going into the 80+ i just dont run prime :)
     


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