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Originally Posted by tipsycoma View Post

An e8400 at 4ghz most definitely does not bottleneck a 4870.

The term bottleneck is so overused.
This topic is a year old.

Let's let it get buried again people.
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post #22 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by tipsycoma View Post

An e8400 at 4ghz most definitely does not bottleneck a 4870.

The term bottleneck is so overused.
That post was made over a year ago... he probably did not have that setup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TempestxPR View Post
sorry for bringing this thread back from the dead if i put 2 260gtx in sli with a amd phenom x4 9500 2.2ghz would there be a bottleneck of any kind?
It would be best to start a new thread rather than resurrect a thread that is a year and a half old.
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Think of it as the treads on a tank.

Many tanks have 2 treads, one on each side. Lets say the treads on the left of the tank are moving at 9 MPH and the treads on the right of the tank are moving at 6 MPH.

So just because one of the components has the potential to move at full speed, the other component is slowing it down. I for example have a little bit of a bottleneck going with my CPU to my video card, which is why im saving for a Phenom II.
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iPhail @ bump. Sorry guys..
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Think of it as the treads on a tank.

Many tanks have 2 treads, one on each side. Lets say the treads on the left of the tank are moving at 9 MPH and the treads on the right of the tank are moving at 6 MPH.

So just because one of the components has the potential to move at full speed, the other component is slowing it down. I for example have a little bit of a bottleneck going with my CPU to my video card, which is why im saving for a Phenom II.
That tank will be turning left.
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1 core per 100$ on a gpu. simple
    
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Originally Posted by TempestxPR View Post
sorry for bringing this thread back from the dead if i put 2 260gtx in sli with a amd phenom x4 9500 2.2ghz would there be a bottleneck of any kind?
can someone answer this before i buy
    
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The only applicable way i know bottlenecking is this.

My bro's CPU/GPU is Q6600/8800 GT

I have a lesser CPU than him. If i put an 8800 GT or better in my sig rig, it will bottleneck my games
    
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can someone answer this before i buy
Those are the old gen Phenoms IIRC. Don't get them. Get at least a Phenom II X4 920 if you're going quad and AMD for gaming.
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I want to know a ratio of speed a cpu can bottleneck a gpu.
Such as a 800mhz pentium III can handle everything up a 400 mhz gpu.
not really, a RV870 @ 400MHz will be bottlenecked by the CPU. It does not work like that
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