I recently purchased a 780TI to upgrade my computer. After installing it I ran a benchmark to check my preformance. I got 10500 in 3dmark fire strike 1080p. I'm also running a i5 2500k @ 3.4 GHz. I also got the brawn achivement, meaning that somehow my cpu is bottlenecking my gpu. What should I do? OC?
If you say you know the CPU is bottlenecking then yes you can try OC but you better know what you are doing and make sure you make it stable at proper temps for your cooler. An aftermarket cooler could be best. That CPU is perfect for overclocking.
I'm not an expert but I think once a CPU is overclocked it runs constantly at that speed? I don't know but that may be something good to check if it's the case and you want to constantly be spending that electricity. I could be talking out my ass though.
OC this shit, it's what it's made for. Buy a custom cooler, though - 212 EVO and Cryorig H7 are cheap ($20-$40) and helluva efficient. with those you should be able to push it to 4-4.5 GHz no trouble without going over 60-70 C under load.
Hope that 780Ti was a good deal. nVidia's Gameworks tends to sabotage their older cards along with Radeons, raw 780 runs the new Tomb Raider on 960's level. Other than that, solid card.