Originally Posted by jy360
indeed. I happen to know what im talking about. when I say a CPU is not a bottleneck, I meant its not a bottleneck, im not lying, saying it for the sake of trolling or saying it because I own one, Im saying it because I know
may I ask what chipset you were using? silky sth is when the frame rate is stuck to the 60 MAX actually
I never once said you were trolling. I'm just EXTREMELY doubtful about the performance you claim, since I just moved off my AMD setup to this i5 setup.
I was on the 790FX chipset. With my GTX470. Coming from an HD4890. Saw literally no increase in GTA IV between the two cards. GPU usage on the GTX470 stayed around 55-60% or so in GTA IV.
I would honestly like to see a benchmark of GTA IV, EFLC if you would be so kind (just PM it to me, to keep this thread clear...or make your own thread and PM me a link?).
Again, not calling you a liar or anything....but I am calling it as I see it. I think that you might not actually be getting the framerates you think you are.
Originally Posted by damric
Right now the slowest components in your system are your Hard Disk Drive and your DVD-ROM. Are they slowing down your GTX 480? No. Neither is your Phenom II. If there is an application need for 100% GPU load, then your GPU will load, and your Phenom II will definitely not hold it back.
What you might see, however, is physics effects rendering a little slower on the older Phenom II than on a newer Sandybridge, and that has nothing whatsoever to do with the relationship between CPU and GPU.
Do learn what a bottleneck really is.
When GPU usage is at 55-60% with an AMD setup, and then its at 99% usage on the i5...I think its safe to say its a bottleneck.