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i'm CPU limiting my GPU a lot? i score 34k in 3dmark Vantage with this cpu, it's a good score i think

what you say? it's clocked @3ghz BTW
    
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post #2 of 35
The Phenom I's architecture is too slow for that card.

And so are Phenom II's until they reach about 3.5GHz or so.

So yes, you are bottleneck the card.
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As long as everything runs whats the problem ?!
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Yes the CPU is holding the GPU back the quite a lot.
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It seems that your rig is disproportionately funded.
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Do you have an FPS problem? If the answer is no, you don't have a problem.
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
It seems that your rig is disproportionately funded.
Not everyone can afford to keep their platform up-to-date.
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post #8 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD20x6 View Post
Not everyone can afford to keep their platform up-to-date.
He'd probably net the same performance from upgrading CPU and buying something like a 6870, only the rig would be more powerful for everyday activities as well, for roughly the same price.

Was more of a statement that a ~$250-300 video card is kind of a waste when there are other areas of the rig that need a lot more attention.
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post #9 of 35
Yes, your underclocked, first-generation Phenom is bottlenecking that HD 6970 by alot.
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post #10 of 35
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thanks for the responses... i was thinking about buying a PII BE x3 720 for my system... i don't have so much money... anyway i paid the 6950 170€ (unfortunately in italy 1$ it's worth like 1€ =___=) from a friend so it was not a bad buy to me

anyway i don't have FPS problems in games (60fps locked in every game, i do 40+ FPS in fullHD 4x AA everything enthusiast on crysis warhead and 60 FPS locked all hardcore FULLHD on crysis 2) so i'll think about keep my money for a good upgrade like 955 black edition
    
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