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I'm running my Q6600 at 3.7Ghz and the only game I see CPU bottlenecking on is Mafia 2. Everything else runs almost maxed out. But, I'm swapping my GTX 560 for a GTX 580. Why? Because I found a good one on sale and there are still titles out there that need more GPU power.
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Yea right now. Him and his brother play WoW, and LoL. About to start expanding the games they play so they want some extra power.
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Keep in mind that the worst-case scenario w/regards to a CPU bottleneck when upgrading from one single card to another single card w/the same proc is that you'll get the same FPS that you do now ... only you'll be able to achieve this same FPS w/much higher graphical settings. And the worst-case scenario is going to be rare.

Also, whether or not X CPU will bottleneck Y GPU depends on the particular test (i.e. what game/bench) you choose to run, and what settings you choose to run that test at (what res, AA level, IQ settings, etc) in order to try to detect the existence of a bottleneck.

BN's, in other words, are situational, and one cannot accurately answer this question unless you also include the above-mentioned information. On 3dMark06 using it's "stock" settings, the correct answer would be "somewhere around a 7900GTX". Whereas on Metro2033, totally maxed out in DX11 at 2560x1600, the answer would be "somewhere around Tri-SLI GTX580s".
    
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9400GT wont be bottlenecked at all.

Bottle neck is so general. It varies from app to app.

The highest card however, i'd say anything up to like a 480 would be a worth investment.
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post #15 of 20
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I got what your saying now. It's dependent upon situation.
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Originally Posted by UbNub View Post
I meant 5830 my 3 and 4 keys don't always work.
G T and X keys must get stuck too then huh?

Ahh just having fun with ya

LOL nvm either you edited or my eyes were jerkin me lol. @ myself I guess lol
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Bottleneck is a term used too loosely around here.

If your friend has a Q6600 at stock and upgrades from an ~8800GT to a GTX 580, he'll have a huge performance increase, even moreso than if he upgraded to a GTX 570.

The bottleneck with the Core 2 series isn't a hard wall and it shouldn't stop you from upgrading to the top of the line in graphics. Just realize that after upgrading to a GTX 580, he would still gain some frames if he then upgraded to a 2600K or something similar.

TL;DR: Bottleneck, schmottleneck. Buy the best GPU he can/wants to pay for.
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Bottleneck is a term used too loosely around here.

If your friend has a Q6600 at stock and upgrades from an ~8800GT to a GTX 580, he'll have a huge performance increase, even moreso than if he upgraded to a GTX 570.

The bottleneck with the Core 2 series isn't a hard wall and it shouldn't stop you from upgrading to the top of the line in graphics. Just realize that after upgrading to a GTX 580, he would still gain some frames if he then upgraded to a 2600K or something similar.

TL;DR: Bottleneck, schmottleneck. Buy the best GPU he can/wants to pay for.
Well said.
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On Facebook, I chat to this guy on Facebook.... He works for NVIDIA ( not saying name for privacy) he has that CPU running with a 480... He says there is a slight bottleneck but not much at all. So going on that statment either a 470 or a 480
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Good info. I will eventually get him to upgrade to either SB or IB when it comes.

He's just sticking with his 775 while he saves money.
Edited by Mako0312 - 5/24/11 at 11:36pm
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