CPU Bottleneck?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Wamphyrie, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Wamphyrie

    Wamphyrie Member

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    Before I upgrade my 8800gt to a gtx 460, I was wondering if my cpu would be a bottleneck.

    E6750 duo core 2.66ghz
    8800gt - upgrading to gtx 460
    2gb ram
    windows xp 32 bit

    Thanks.
     
  2. zeljkoni

    zeljkoni Banned

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    depend on the game, more and more games are quad optimized.........
     
  3. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    Bottleneck being defined as something limiting the performance of the GPU? Of course. That doesn't mean you won't see some improvement in performance. A better processor would give you more performance from GPU in this case. If you can overclock your processor that would help too. There is always a 'bottleneck' of some kind in every system.
     
  4. FearFactory

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    Not much i think, just play in higher resolutions and enjoy your new card :) but you could try to oc your cpu and if you can, get more ram.
     

  5. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Yes, your processor is going to bottleneck a GTX460 in GPU bound games. Not really worth worrying about though.....unless you're just looking for justification for building a new system. Just turn up your graphics settings and enjoy... In CPU bound games, you'll see little to no improvement without a processor upgrade.
     
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  7. FearFactory

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    Only 28A on the +12V rail... you need a better psu too.
     
  8. teleguy

    teleguy Maha Guru

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    A GTX 460 only needs 24 A.
     
  9. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Exactly GTX460 will work no problem on that PSU.
     
  10. Wamphyrie

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    Would it work well overclocked?
     

  11. FearFactory

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    24A enough for the all system..? i think would be better to get a stronger PSU
     
  12. teleguy

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    The requirements already include the rest of the system and they're exaggerated anyway.
     
  13. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    your new 460GTX will perform exactly the same than your 8800gt in 99% games if you keep that dual core at 2.66ghz. (my old 9600gt which its a little worse than 8800gt was "on top performance" with my old AMD X2 at 2.6ghz, which its a little worse than intel duals too). <-- This at 1280x1024


    If you play at 1920x1080 resolution you may notice increases from 8800gt to 460gtx (still i think 460gtx bottlenecked anyways). But i doubt it will be so much.

    Also with more videoram, more RAM could help you.

    Personal tip: Wait more and get a new PC. Or upgrade ram/cpu (maybe some 2nd hand intel quad and 2nd hand ddr2 from guru3d members?) /gpu together.


    Of course depends of which game we are talking, but most of them work that way with physics and more things.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010

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