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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;14504260 
Ugh? Sure it can.

It's just the bottleneck you want, the others are badddddder.

If you have a cpu capable of processing 200 fps, but a gpu that can only do 50 fps, you have a gpu bottleneck.

That is not called a bottleneck. It just means that your video card is weak and the CPU will never be able to process 200 fps on its own anyways.
Edited by HopeUTKN - 8/8/11 at 10:54am
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Ugh? Sure it can.

It's just the bottleneck you want, the others are badddddder.

If you have a cpu capable of processing 200 fps, but a gpu that can only do 50 fps, you have a gpu bottleneck.
Bottleneck means it is restricting the use/power of another component. In BFBC2, whether you run a gtx 260 or a gtx 590, the cpu will use the same amount of power.

The GPU cant deliver the power so you receive less FPS, that that is unrelated in terms of the CPU.
post #13 of 15
The CPU is not causing the game to slow down, the GPU is. The CPU is still processing its full code, the GPU just cannot process it all.

Looking at an actual bottleneck you can view your CPU as the bottle, slowing down the GPU as the liquid. If we reverse this we see a GPU literally making it harder for your CPU to do work, which is quite honestly impossible while the GPU is working properly, due to the fact the GPU is downstream of the CPU.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Ugh? Sure it can.

It's just the bottleneck you want, the others are badddddder.

If you have a cpu capable of processing 200 fps, but a gpu that can only do 50 fps, you have a gpu bottleneck.
Lol? Stop talking gibberish.

A bottleneck is when one component is too slow at calculating its processes, thus, limiting the performance of the rest of the system.

OP, I would say that you are GPU bottlenecked in most games. However, that doesn't mean you aren't getting good frame rates in most games. It just means you need to switch out to a better GPU or overclock them in order to get more performance.

That or just lower down your graphic settings in whatever games you play.
Edited by Nutty - 8/8/11 at 11:17am
    
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post #15 of 15
How can a graphics card bottleneck a CPU ? Framerate doesn't improve with a better CPU unless your GPU wasn't working at 100%.
Edited by Wulfgar - 8/8/11 at 2:57pm
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