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What are your thoughts on my current system specs for the GTX 560 Ti, chance of bottleneck? And if there is if I OC my CPU more will it reduce it? Or should I stick with a GTX 460? Screen resolution 1680x1050.
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My q6600 @ 3.6Ghz won't bottle neck a 560ti, I doubt that your q9550 would. As reference a q6600 at 3.2+Ghz won't bottleneck a 480 so I'm pretty sure that your chip won't bottleneck that 560ti, specially at that resolution. You can even opt to go to a 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 and not have to worry about it

There have been numerous threads before about this here at OCN and you should be good!
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 10/11/11 at 12:57am
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post #3 of 15
Will my i7 920 bottle neck with two 560 ti's?
I'll overclock it from 2.67 to 3.8 or so.
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No you will be fine Molten.
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K, thanks.
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post #6 of 15
I had a Q9550 @ the same speed and same resolution w/ a GTX 460 as well as a GTX 470. Played BC2 like poo. GPU usage ran at 1/2, sometimes less. There's a massive thread about it called low gpu usage somewhere here. I reluctantly moved to an i5 760 and now GPU usage hits 99% and stays there. The difference was night and day.

I suppose it's going to depend on the games you play though.
Edited by Jodiuh - 10/11/11 at 8:35am
post #7 of 15
It depends on what test you run (i.e. what bench/game) and what settings you run it at. Just like it always does no matter what your hardware is. Yes, OC'ing the proc will help reduce the probability of the cpu being a limiting factor to fps on any given frame. Just like it always does wink.gif

Generally speaking any decently OC'd quad (aside from phenom I) will cause minimal bottlenecking on any single card setup. It's only when you get into high-end multi-gpu setups where you start kinda needing at least a nicely OC'd i5 to avoid fairly frequent CPU BN's.
Edited by brettjv - 10/11/11 at 9:39am
    
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post #8 of 15
my 2600k never goes over 40% average CPU usage in battlefield 3 with my single nearly stock 560 Ti.
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post #9 of 15
My Q9550 is not bottlenecking my 580 on every game I've tested so far, you should be just fine smile.gif
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post #10 of 15
Like they said you should be fine no bottleneck whats so ever.
 
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