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So it just so happens that when I run 3dmark11 my gpu usage is at 99%, so I guess no bottleneck! Same when I run crysis or BFBC2. 120+ FPS on BFBC2 at max @ 4800x900! These crush!
Sorry bud, but 3DMark11 "GFX test" will not show if you have a CPU bottleneck

The Combined test will!
But that test is maybe a bit OTT! And may exaggerate the bottleneck
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So it just so happens that when I run 3dmark11 my gpu usage is at 99%, so I guess no bottleneck! Same when I run crysis or BFBC2. 120+ FPS on BFBC2 at max @ 4800x900! These crush!
I went from an X6 1090T @ 4.1Ghz to a 2500k @ 4.9Ghz. Even at stock the 2500k gave me gains in a Surround environment.

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lol @ all these bottleneck threads.
Some of these bottleneck threads have a lot of merit. It's amazing how much slower the Phenom II architecture is compared to 1st and especially 2nd gen i5/i7 cpus, especially in multi-gpu setups.

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How about check your CPU usage in game? If not sitting at 100% on all cores being utilized then you are not being bottlenecked by the CPU. If your cores are maxed and your GPUs aren't then you may be bottlenecked. Pretty simple huh? Just looking at your GPUs will do nothing because you have only seen half the equation.
You may not even see 100% utilization, Windows 7 spreads the workload over available cores. I wouldn't be looking for any one thread to be maxed.

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You will more than likely be bottlenecked by the game that is single threaded or dual threaded so unless you can overclock your new CPU to 5 GHz you will still be bottlenecked by those games. Buy multi threaded games and enjoy your x3, x4 or x6 CPUs no matter what unless they are sub 3 GHz.

You are not bottlenecked by an x4 running 4+ GHz. Don't believe the trolls.
An X4 @ 4+Ghz does not equal an 2500k @ 4Ghz, just sayin... It will be bottlenecked in a multi-gpu setup. I know this because I just escaped from the very same situation.
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If you want better performance, you have to buy a better processor.

If you're fine with performance, then don't worry about bottlenecks and just play your games.
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Ya as of right now I'm content. The only game that maxes out my CPU to 90-95% is GTA-4, probably due to poor design. Other intensive games like Crysis and BFBC2 my gpu usage stays around 95-99% and cpu stays around 60-65%. Aiming for either Bulldozer or Ivy.
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Ya as of right now I'm content. The only game that maxes out my CPU to 90-95% is GTA-4, probably due to poor design. Other intensive games like Crysis and BFBC2 my gpu usage stays around 95-99% and cpu stays around 60-65%. Aiming for either Bulldozer or Ivy.
That's good because honestly, no matter what, you aren't going to see anything different when your frame rates stay above 40+ FPS. Running 120+ frames does not make the game look any different but it gives the geeks with no life something to brag about apparently.
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