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I realise there is a lot of these threads on tons of forums but its all hearsay as far as i can see.

Has anybody done some tests for a definitive answer ???

If so whats the Bottleneck % and what CPU clocks would if possible get rid of it
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I posted this a while ago and did some reading. From what I gathered, it all depends on what resolution you play. If you are playing at 1680 X 1050 or 1920 X 1080 (or higher), you will not see any bottleneck because your GPU will take most of the work. Benchmark MAY show a bit lower values than some of the high-end CPU, but that is not an indication of how games play. Bottom line, my opinion is that you should not worry about bottleneck.
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I posted this a while ago and did some reading. From what I gathered, it all depends on what resolution you play. If you are playing at 1680 X 1050 or 1920 X 1080 (or higher), you will not see any bottleneck because your GPU will take most of the work. Benchmark MAY show a bit lower values than some of the high-end CPU, but that is not an indication of how games play. Bottom line, my opinion is that you should not worry about bottleneck.
And the higher the CPU clock the less bottleneck ??

The same for the higher the settings in game the less bottleneck ??

If so seems kinda a stupid thing for people to fuss about because the only time you will care about bottleneck is on high settings.
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Could possibly be , overclock ur cpu and if its the same theres not a bottleneck .. 480 isnt that powerful to hold back ur cpu i dont think though ...
    
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Well im sitting at 3.4 ghz with a 1.3v core and 60c temps during prime 95 (max temp)

wondering if pushing 3.6ghz would be worth it ??
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post #7 of 10
3.4 is fast enough.

I wouldn't say it's that
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Seeing as you have a 22 inch monitor I'm going to assume its a 1920x1080 monitor... at those resolutions most of the load goes onto the GPU and you will unlikely encounter a bottleneck.
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post #9 of 10
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1680x1050 monitor, waiting in hope that they bring out a 16:10 120hz monitor with good colours. Or mine dies , was going to get a Dell U23110h but feared the ghosting
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My step son has a E8400 and he tested his rig with my HD 6950. As far as I could tell, not a difference in game play. Mind you I am not watching FRAPS - just the look and feel of it. He went ahead and got a Q6600 from a good member here and ordered a GTX 560. If you want to wait for a bit, he can be a good test dummy as far as bottleneck. And he games at 1680 X 1050.
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