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Well guys just ran AM3 and was wondering if my CPU was bottlenecking my GFX card



But later on this summer Ill be going to a new BE series AMD proc and an 8800GTS 320MB
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post #2 of 12
Yes. It is.
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Even with only a 3K point diff.?
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dont you want them to be as even as they can?
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Yeah but I thought a bottleneck with would like a 5K point difference
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Even with only a 3K point diff.?
Well, i mean that graphics card isn't the complete TOP of the line, but still. I'd say a X2 3800+ would be around the bottom line of bottleneck for that card.....although...you do have your processor overclocked pretty well...
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post #7 of 12
overclock it
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post #8 of 12
Are you asking this because you want better performance in newer games?
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post #9 of 12
Yes its a bottleneck. And with a new AMD cpu and an 8800GTS you will still have a bottleneck.

When I had a 7800GT and a 3700 SanDiego single core cpu, my GPU score was around 14k. When I switched to my X2 dual core my GPU score for the same 7800GT jumped to around 17k. So that told me that my cpu was bottlenecking my 7800GT.

Its the same with my current setup. The only way I can increase my AM3 score it to increase my CPU overclock. And at this point it really doesn't matter if I overclock my GPU or not. The score only goes up around 200-300 points. Which tells me that my X2 at 3 ghz is bottlenecking my 8800.
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Ormaybe its your memory?
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