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I am going to buy a new PC with 680 gtx Sli. If I equip it with a i7 3820 not overclocked (i.e. standard 3,6 Ghz), could the 680 gtx Sli be limited by the CPU? Would a i7 3930k be a better choice? Worth spending more money? In a nutshell, if I decide to equip my 680 gtx Sli with a 3930k rather than a 3820 what fps boost range could I expect to gain playing at 1920x1080 all filters ON (AA, AF, AO and so on)?

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An i5 wouldn't, bottleneck the graphics card, CPUs today are far more powerful than what is required for games. So not, there no worries APU an i7 bottle necking anything.

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Ok, thanks. I was really impressed by these results http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2278579 where a 3930k performs 179 fps and a 2600K (similar to 3820) 156 fps at 1920x1080 with 690 gtx. That's a huge difference at that resoultion. Could that be a CPU bottleneck?

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I'm pretty sure there isn't a CPU out there that won't bottleneck a GTX 680 SLI or GTX 690 right now...

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