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No...

It won't run the PhysX work unless you have the card that supports it.

Even if it did put the work to your CPU, you have a dual core, it would be fine.
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
Yes but my CPU will be overtaxed!! Wont it?

Will this cause my CPU to be MORE of a bottleneck?
No. If you don't have a PhysX accelerator, there just won't be as many physics effects. It was/is more about being able to get you to buy an accelerator than your CPU not being able to handle it (in my opinion).

Unless you game at 800x600, I can't see your CPU being a bottleneck...
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Yes but my CPU will be overtaxed!! Wont it?

Will this cause my CPU to be MORE of a bottleneck?
Who said your CPU is a bottleneck? At 1680 x 1050 with some AA and AF its more GPU bound than CPU. Take a look at this.
http://guru3d.com/article/cpu-scalin...re-processors/
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Who said your CPU is a bottleneck? At 1680 x 1050 with some AA and AF its more GPU bound than CPU. Take a look at this.
http://guru3d.com/article/cpu-scalin...re-processors/
Surely my CPU is holding some FPS back on this 4850. Unfortunatly, no 3.2Ghz Athlons were in the review, but the 6400+ is similar to an E6750 they say.
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Your cpu is fine man, Don't worry about it, AMD does still have a hella floating point and can handle very well in games. Just because it's not as high as Intel doesn't mean AMD cpu's are like worthless.
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Surely my CPU is holding some FPS back on this 4850. Unfortunatly, no 3.2Ghz Athlons were in the review, but the 6400+ is similar to an E6750 they say.
With a 3.2GHz K8 X2, unless you game at lower than 1280x1024 or so, your performance is going to be limited by your GPU. In this situation, your CPU has very little effect on the performance:

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Wow! thanks guys... Do you think I'd benefit from a 4870X2, or would I bottleneck that thing? (just out of curiosity)

Thanks again.
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post #78 of 84
Depends if you have PCI-e 2.0 on your board. Since one 4850 is bottlenecked by a x8 slot, I'd imagine two 4870's would be bottlenecked on a x16
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Wow. I had a very warped understanding of CPU bottlenecking. So future GPU upgrades are still an option for me someday. I thought this little box (3d marking at 10646) was maxed out at peak efficiency already.
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post #80 of 84
please suggest!

i have been bettkling in my head

what is betterw tih my hardware
E4500 2.2Ghx 2mb cache
ecs 650I mobo
2gb 6400 800mhz ram

will i see any diff in the 4850 if i swapped from a 8800gt?
i play TF2 cod4 and portal and half life 2 and ofc abit of crysis (just to make my comp burn)

will i be bottle necking any where in my system on a 4850?
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