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Originally Posted by usman_hussain1987 View Post
i think that all AMD Cpu's will be a bottle neck. when i ran 880gts on mine (borrowed from waqasr) i got a major bottle neck even though my BE was runngin at 3.0Ghz. you could try a phenom but i would sya switch to intel to the get the most out of your cpu.
Wrong again...I'm on Socket 939, and I experience no bottleneck whatsoever.

Now if I was to go up to a higher resolution than 1440x900, the bottleneck would decrease even more so. Even to the point where SLI would even be an advantage to me.

There is NO bottleneck CURRENTLY except when talking benchmarks. And who cares about benchmark use? In REAL WORLD performance, AMD's can still game just as good as an Intel. Might be a few FPS less....but who's going to notice that anyway.
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Depends on the games if will bottleneck or not. I mean for me example Crysis yes its going to lag. But all the other games for example GRID,TF2,CSS,HL2,COD4 I dont get any lag. But my CPU is still a bottleneck either way. Need an upgrade fast for the new games coming.
 
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Overclock it.
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Wow all this talk about CPU bottlenecks, especially in relation to games is utterly ridiculous. Its a freaking video game people, a graphic intensive application.

Its freaking all about the GPU, and while a CPU is necessary to carry out any computer function. In terms of gaming, actual in game performance is only going to vary in these situations:

-:Multiple enemies or on screen characters dying, falling, spinning, or going through any kind of physics oriented algorithm. (even not so much anymore since newer NVIDIA cards have built in physics processing units)

-: Loading time, which also has to do a lot with Hard drive speeds as well. SATA2 is a great improvement to loading times in comparison to say an old IDE hard drive.

Just look at it this way. Even on an old school 3.0ghz Pentium4, and a say HD4850 I would be able to get the same graphical quality as a 3.0ghz Core 2, even with the debut Conroe core (which is a monumental leap of performance over the Pentium4)

Its just that the game will experience slight dips in FPS while handling CPU intensive instructions, which in games is mostly the Physics modeling.
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yeah. most amd procs bottleneck in some way, compared to intel they have lower fps. but that might mean the cpu is giving extra fps. so confusing
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well, WOW.

I can't believe this thread is still going..

lol.

But as you can see from my signature, I upgraded and pretty much upgraded everything in my system. Now that I look back on it, I think it was a mistake because I spent 200 on the Motherboard and Processor, I might as well have bought Intel instead of sticking to AMD, that way I could run a OSX86 as well.

Oh well though, I'm pretty happy with it, and it runs very nicely. Havn't tried any gaming on it yet since I'm just a little too lazy to install anything, but I will soon.

Thanks a lot for the help guys, and now that I got a proc a little weaker than the 6000+, but also got a new MOBO, I'll be able to OC. =]
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