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Poll Results: Will it be bottlenecked?

 
  • 50% (2)
    Yes
  • 25% (1)
    No
  • 25% (1)
    Hell if I know!
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I am buying a GFX card as a gift for a friend who is in need of a graphics pick-me-up. He is curently running a BFG nVidia GeForce 9800GT, and it has truly been a real performer. The rest of the system includes an AMD Phenom X4 9600 OC'd (by yours truly) to 2.6Ghz and 8gb of DDR2-1066 ram. It runs pretty damn fast for what he likes to do but needs a little kick in the pants for graphics dependent games. I am well aware of the first generation Phenoms' performance and yes I know it isn't an Intel. I don't really want to start a war or discussion about the processors crappiness, just if it will bottleneck a GTX 650ti and if so, how much should I expect? I am rather sure that PCI-E 1.1 won't cap it that much and I think for games that don't rely on the CPU too much everything should see a nice improvement. Thanks everyone in advance. biggrin.gif

Also...
I wanted to make this sort of a guess and check style thread, I will post benchmarks of how much improvement there is.
The exact card I have bought is here
post #2 of 3
I'm guessing you conjured such an experiment because there is a significant gain with the upgrade, which would make it seem more interesting than an assumed slight increase in performance.
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sentress View Post

I'm guessing you conjured such an experiment because there is a significant gain with the upgrade, which would make it seem more interesting than an assumed slight increase in performance.

I wish I could claim to be as well planned out as you have suggested I am. Unfortunately I haven't received the card in the mail yet, but I have been pondering the details of the hardware and I believe the boost will be more noticeable than I had originally thought.
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