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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.
I think this is extremely misleading. Turning up the graphics doesn't cause the load to "move to the gpu", the cpu will be under an even greater workload than before and the gpu will have a significantly greater workload. This wouldn't speed up your game at all, it will actually lower your fps. Turning up the graphics forces your gpu to work a LOT harder, but it by no means lessens the cpu load....it increases it because there's even more cpu instructions required by the gpu. Not sure if you just worded this differently than what was in your head or if you were misinformed, but this is completely untrue.
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Read it on here somewhere from an esteemed member of the community (or not ) a while back...but basically if you have a good video card, you'll get more FPS, even if it's a Pentium 2 and a 7800GTX 512 (impossible, but just using it as an example). End of story.
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just jack up the video quality anyways. a 7800 GTX will be more than you probably everrrrrrr need....

and my computer DID run better after i jacked my resolution back up past 1024x768 in CS Source
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just jack up the video quality anyways. a 7800 GTX will be more than you probably everrrrrrr need....

and my computer DID run better after i jacked my resolution back up past 1024x768 in CS Source
Had to have been a placebo effect. Look at any review of any equipment and you'll see a lower fps as the resolution increases. Just to start you off, here's one, but you can google hundreds more to prove it to yourself.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/11/...dia/page9.html
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The word bottleneck needs to be banned from these forums along with fanboy. A bottleneck is not a bad thing. Every system has one. Your processor "bottlenecking" your video card just simply means your frame rates, up to a point, will be limited by how fast your processor is. That doesn't mean your 7800GTX on a 2800+ can't run any game out at the highest possible graphics with good frame rates.
    
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