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Will core 2 duo bottleneck high-end GPU's?

Poll Results: Which is better in terms of performance and features?

 
  • 83% (5)
    680 GTX
  • 0% (0)
    HD 7950
  • 16% (1)
    HD 7970
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post #1 of 8
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Ive core 2 duo E7400, 4 gb ram and 9400 gt. is there any point in getting HD 7950 or 680 GTX rolleyes.gif
i want to run Bf3 at ultra @1080p with good fps.
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e7400 @ 3.8GHZ seems to do fine with a GTX 460, but with a newer high end card u need something like a Q9400 at least
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Originally Posted by Sujay Shinoda View Post

Ive core 2 duo E7400, 4 gb ram and 9400 gt. is there any point in getting HD 7950 or 680 GTX rolleyes.gif
i want to run Bf3 at ultra @1080p with good fps.

Please don't. Concentrate on upgrading your platform > upgrading your gpu. You'll be wasting your money.
post #4 of 8
You will horribly bottleneck that GPU. A lot of GPU performance is dependant on the CPUs ability to transfer textures from the RAM to the GPU using appropriate memory copy commands. Your CPU will horrendously limit the speed at which this can happen, and the GPU will have to wait for all the various calculations to catch up.

I would rather you save the $500 and put it towards a good CPU/Motherboard/Memory combination first, then go for a card with your next pay check.
post #5 of 8
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K, thanks for the suggestion, i was just gonna waste all the money wink.gif
post #6 of 8
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and yea another thing, how do u get that details of your profile which are inside a post after the message. i'm new to forums biggrin.gif
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by borandi View Post

You will horribly bottleneck that GPU. A lot of GPU performance is dependant on the CPUs ability to transfer textures from the RAM to the GPU using appropriate memory copy commands. Your CPU will horrendously limit the speed at which this can happen, and the GPU will have to wait for all the various calculations to catch up.
I would rather you save the $500 and put it towards a good CPU/Motherboard/Memory combination first, then go for a card with your next pay check.

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talking about rig in the signatures? you click on your name in the right top corner and way down at the bottom that says your rig and you click on add a new rig.

gahh got ninja'd.

Yeah i would do a whole cpu/mobo/ram upgrade, but it doesnt matter what order you get them in as getting the video card first wont hurt if you plan on getting everything else replaced not to long right after. You will just see the difference in performance between your current cpu and more up to date system. But yeah a C2D cpu will struggle at pushing one of them cards since my E6550 cpu had issues with a GTX 570

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