GTX 770 - i5 3450 - Bottleneck

By chapu560
Jun 2, 2013
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  1. Hi. Will the GTX 770 bottleneck my i5 3450? What do you think? I play at 1920x1080. Thank you.
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    It would really be the other way around, the i5 will bottleneck a 770. You are fine though, the i5 you have is a quad core and 1080P isnt anything that will stress it too much. You may get a few less FPS than if you had a i5 3570K since the 3450 has a lower clock speed.
  3. chapu560

    chapu560 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's what I tryed to said. My english isn't very good.

    I already have the i5 3450. I don't want to buy another CPU. Do you suggest me GTX 760TI instead of GTX 770? Thank you
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    It all good my friend. The 770 is fine, it wont be bottlenecked by the i5 you have. Just make sure your PSU can handle it.
  5. chapu560

    chapu560 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Somebody said me that he would go for the GTX750Ti at most.
    Are they wrong? http:/ /
    Delete de space please.
  6. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 350   +112

    Yes, they are wrong.

    The i5 3450 will give you all the power you need in most games. The 770 would be a great choice.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

  8. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    A 3450 won't bottleneck a GTX 770 at all.
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Your CPU won't bottleneck the 770 but the question is if you really need that power at 1080p. What kind of games are you playing?
    GhostRyder likes this.
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,177   +582

    Yeah, the 3450 is an excellent processor. Buying a gtx 770 will not be bottlenecked and at 1080p, you will be more than fine keeping games at ultra.
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Maybe he has a 120Hz monitor for all we know lol. I know plenty of people who use 680s (770) to game at 1080P, it is the best solution for playing at highest settings.
  12. chapu560

    chapu560 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I don't know. Maybe I will wait for GTX 760TI.
    I play Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs, GTA IV..
    I'm waiting for another games: GTA V, Battlefield 4, Splinter Cell Blacklist, AC 4: Black Flags, Watch Dogs..


    I have a 60Hz monitor.
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    A 760Ti will be the best option in my opinion. If it isnt impressive, the 660Ti will be cheap.

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