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Will a stock 1090T be a bottleneck for a single Titan at 1080p?
If so, will overclocking it overcome the bottleneck?

Also, if anyone is using a Titan with an AMD CPU, their feedback is most welcome. (I think I saw a rig in someone's signature where a Titan was being used with a Phenom II, a 1075T if I recall correctly.)

Posted this in the Titan owners' thread but didnt get any response. Hoping to get the answer here.

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate your help! smile.gif
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considering how the 1090t is older tech than the titan, it could potentially bottleneck.

so with that in mind, if you have an AM3+ motherboard, upgrade to FX 8350 as soon as you can. thumb.gif
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Will a stock 1090T be a bottleneck for a single Titan at 1080p?
If so, will overclocking it overcome the bottleneck?

Also, if anyone is using a Titan with an AMD CPU, their feedback is most welcome. (I think I saw a rig in someone's signature where a Titan was being used with a Phenom II, a 1075T if I recall correctly.)

Posted this in the Titan owners' thread but didnt get any response. Hoping to get the answer here.

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate your help! smile.gif

Yes and no as usual. There are games that need a lot of CPU or need a lot of CPU on just 1 or 2 cores and doesn't spread well across multiple cores. Then there are games that are all about the GPU.

Any game that is CPU limited you will probably notice. You can read the performance reviews for games and see whether or not the CPU makes a big difference.

I'd say if you really want it get it there are def games out there that it will have no problem hitting full utilization.
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considering how the 1090t is older tech than the titan, it could potentially bottleneck.

so with that in mind, if you have an AM3+ motherboard, upgrade to FX 8350 as soon as you can. thumb.gif

I was thinking of upgrading when steamroller/haswell comes out. Will the 8350 offer a significant performance boost? Because if not, it'd be more convenient for me to upgrade later, especially considering the fact the Titan in itself costs one grand. (Didnt upgrade to 3570K a few months back because I didnt want to lose number of cores, and also to wait for Haswell.)

Also, is there any way to know exactly how much of a bottleneck my CPU would be?
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Yes and no as usual. There are games that need a lot of CPU or need a lot of CPU on just 1 or 2 cores and doesn't spread well across multiple cores. Then there are games that are all about the GPU.

Any game that is CPU limited you will probably notice. You can read the performance reviews for games and see whether or not the CPU makes a big difference.

I'd say if you really want it get it there are def games out there that it will have no problem hitting full utilization.

So no bottleneck unless the game is very CPU intensive? Aren't most games these days more dependent on GPU than on CPU?
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Really depends on the game, but some will be bottlenecked occasionally, you would even be bottlenecked (again, in some games) with a GTX 570 if you leave you CPU at stock.... You should really overclock your CPU
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2 threaded games = A BIG YES

Crysis 3, BF3, Bad Company 2, Crysis 2 etc. = nope
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Really depends on the game, but some will be bottlenecked occasionally, you would even be bottlenecked (again, in some games) with a GTX 570 if you leave you CPU at stock.... You should really overclock your CPU

So is it also true that my CPU is bottlenecking my current 660Ti in some games?

In which games would the CPU be a bottleneck?

Guess its high time I learn how to overclock a CPU!
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2 threaded games = A BIG YES

Crysis 3, BF3, Bad Company 2, Crysis 2 etc. = nope

About two threaded games : how and why? and which games?

Sorry, I don't know much about the matter. I'd really appreciate it if you explain it to me.

Thanks a lot! smile.gif
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Overclocking the cpu will help a little. But yes you will still have a bottleneck even if the game has only 2 threads. Because of how each core performs.
Amd is known for poor single threaded applications. The 1090t would actually be better for multi threaded applications because that's what they are designed for.

That's why Intel chips are better,they perform much better than AMD in single threaded programs
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So is it also true that my CPU is bottlenecking my current 660Ti in some games?

In which games would the CPU be a bottleneck?

Guess its high time I learn how to overclock a CPU!

I am not sure on all games, but games that need fast single threaded performance will be impacted. A majority of the games out today. Star craft is a big one, and if you are playing minecraft at above 1080p. Even my overclocked CPU is bottlenecked in minecraft... I can barely get 40FPS when I set the view distance to max at my resolution... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

The common misconception is that the only thing that matters at a high resolution is the GPU, which is completely false. With increased resolution you will get a pretty hefty blow to your graphics card's capabilities, but it still will impact the CPU performance as well.
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