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So am I right in believing my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU? (3.5ghz athlon ii x4, gtx460) My fps didn't change when overclockign and at stock with the benchmark test in furmark/kombustor (same thing actually) - 25fps at 1280x768 with xtreme burn and post processing.
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Originally Posted by Belial;12741267 
So am I right in believing my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU? (3.5ghz athlon ii x4, gtx460) My fps didn't change when overclockign and at stock with the benchmark test in furmark/kombustor (same thing actually) - 25fps at 1280x768 with xtreme burn and post processing.

At 720p, yeah, you're going to be CPU limited in most modern games. Unless you're experiencing stuttery game play, this is not important.

Next time, start your own thread instead of continuing this necro.

Mods, can someone close this? It's from 2008..
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^ it was bumped by someone else and no i dont get stuttery game play :O
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Let's say your CPU can reach "50 x" and your GPU can reach "100 x".

Because your CPU can only reach 50 x, your GPU will only reach 50 x. So in this case you usually just jack up the AA/AF so they both run at 50 x..In the end, they'll be running at 50 anyways soo why not have some extra eye candy? wink.gifredface.gif


EDIT: Face to palm..Just looked at the original post's date. CLOSE/
Edited by paulerxx - 3/21/11 at 1:19am
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^ right but instead of making a new thread, I'm hijacking this thread:
Quote:
So am I right in believing my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU? (3.5ghz athlon ii x4, gtx460) My fps didn't change when overclockign and at stock with the benchmark test in furmark/kombustor (same thing actually) - 25fps at 1280x768 with xtreme burn and post processing.
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soooo it sounds right an athlon X4 @ 3.5 ghz 2.5ghzNB would bottleneck a stock 460?
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post #49 of 56
At 1280x768 your CPU is doing most of the work, either crank up the AA/AF and enjoy the pretty or get a higher resolution monitor.

If you wanna talk silly, you could say your monitor is a bottlenecking your graphics card as it's not allowing it to stretch its legs.

At 1680x1050 I can play Metro2033 on high with DX11 in the high 40's or very high with DX10 in the high 80's (Inside). My CPU is only working a little faster than yours and it seems like a good match in most games.

TL;DR, Get a higher resolution monitor and your graphics card will start pulling its weight.

Now let this tread die, thank you.
    
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terribly old thread? yes

But I really enjoyed reading it, feel like I learned a bit

Thanks to you who bumped ancient thread
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