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Hey there again guys. From what i Hear and AMD CPU running atleast 2.4ghz Will run most of todays games and current cards ( Not DX10 ) Without a bottleneck or much of one.

Well The reason i ask is ill be soon getting the Opteron 180 and its simply a question i wanted answering. Im not worried however interesting to know.

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Yeh. i doubt you will get much of a bottleneck.
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Bottleneck is a very vague word. To tell you the truth, the higher you clock a cpu, the more fps you are gonna get. So, the fps you get is really dependant on both your gpu and cpu. For you however, I don't believe your X1600Xt would be "bottlenecked" by an opteron 180. But if you clock it higher, as I said before, your fps will still increase regardless of your gpu.
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Bottleneck is a very vague word. To tell you the truth, the higher you clock a cpu, the more fps you are gonna get. So, the fps you get is really dependant on both your gpu and cpu. For you however, I don't believe your X1600Xt would be "bottlenecked" by an opteron 180. But if you clock it higher, as I said before, your fps will still increase regardless of your gpu.
Well this is what i thought.

Cheers mate.
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isnt your 3.4ghz northwood bottling u now tho?
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Well most probably even though its not noticeable
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Bottlenecks would only be noticable in benchmarking, all of the current game engines will run fine on a Athlon64 at 2.4ghz
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the term bottleneck is widely misused........

bottleneck actually refers to the slowest component in your system, which in this case would be your HD. i don't think any processor will slow you down.....
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Yes for most people it will be the HDD. However would only be your GPU if you had a very weak CPU and powerful GPU.
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I assume you OC since you're on OVERCLOCK.net SOOOO.... I suggest getting an Opteron 165 over the 180. You save a few hundred to put in to your video card (which I strongly suggest with a 1600xt) and the 165 will likely OC as much or MORE than the 180 if you get a CCBBE stepping (which seems likely now-a-days)
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