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I wanted to know whether a 3700+ SD with 1GB OCZ Plat ram will bottleneck a 7800 GTX. If it does, what does one have to get to avoid this bottlenecking effect?
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Don't worry about the bottleneck, it's fine, it will not decrease performance. The only way to improve anything is get a even faster cpu
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I wanted to know whether a 3700+ SD with 1GB OCZ Plat ram will bottleneck a 7800 GTX. If it does, what does one have to get to avoid this bottlenecking effect?
Every system has a bottleneck. All that means is simply that it's the slowest component in the system....nothing more,nothing less. A 3700 SD will be a great gaming processor.
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I wanted to know whether a 3700+ SD with 1GB OCZ Plat ram will bottleneck a 7800 GTX. If it does, what does one have to get to avoid this bottlenecking effect?
Well, it depends on the application that you'll be running. If you're running a game like BF2 with high textures you might be better off with 2 GBs of Ram. In general though, you'll be better off overclocking your CPU as much as possible.
Just a note though, a bottleneck is just the component that will give you the biggest performance increase when upgraded. All systems have a bottleneck as there is always something that could give you more performance, if increased, so don't worry about having one.
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Shweet thx.
Now, would getting a 7800GT on that rig, result in slower FPS or would it be the same as the GTX, since the bottleneck should be common to both setups.
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Bottleneck is a term wrongly used nowadays. Most people think that it is the component in their computers that causes everything else to run at below their full potential. Well this is not true. If you have a good graphics card and a so-so CPU, all you have to do is turn the graphics up and you'll be running fine. You will only notice a slowdown if you run your games at low resolutions, because then most of the load is on your CPU and not your GPU. Turning up the graphics causes the load to move to the GPU, so if you find the balance between your CPU and GPU, you'll be fine. A 3700+ will be fine with a 7800GTX.
post #7 of 15
It would undoubtable be similar performance (GT would be a bit slower), but for comparisons sake it would be like this:

Your GPU is bottlenecked by the CPU

If you upgrade to a much more powerful CPU in the future, the GT will be "un-bottlenecked" first and then the GTX will follow suit after you upgrade a bit more
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Shweeet thx for the info guys.
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Living in SA and buying a 7800GT, you lucky bastard!
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