Originally Posted by PhilWrir
All im trying to do is remind you that not everyone demands every little bit of juice from their computer and that not every performance hit is a massive issue. Im certain his computer performs very well with those parts.
Im not trying to debate the merits of my view vs yours or anyone else's, although that is the form my argument takes.
Im just trying to add something to the discussion I don't see often enough on OCN. Perspective. How parts actually work on our end of the screen.
We get so caught up in the latest and greatest hardware and how powerful things are that we forget that for all the power we put into our systems, we are still the weak link.
There may be a bottleneck, but on end of the screen we inhabit its probably not there. And thats something people seem to forget on here.
Granted im not answering the OPs question.
Although what im trying to do its a bit of a lost cause I still feel its necessary.
OP, you will have a bottleneck in some games.
In most games there either wont be one or it wont be noticeable to you at all.
But now im off to bed. Its 2:37AM and ive got work in at 9.
If you don't mind your gpu not performing near what it could in optimal conditions than yes, phenom II's are fine. Yes it will very likely be completely playable in a vast majority of games but there are several games where the gpu use of OPs card will certainly drop to the point where it will barely even be working at half its power. The fact of the matter is there is a bottleneck, that is what OP asked. And as soon as someone points out that phenom II's do infact cause bottlenecking with high end video card setups they get jumped on almost instantly by multiple people saying "LOL only if you jerk off to benchmarks", or "Intel cheats and makes AMD cpus run slower using their instruction sets."
It's ridiculous, it's a hardware company and the fact that people are fanboys of either side is just stupid. I hope they enjoy buying an inferior product because they dislike the side that makes the clearly better product at the time. Lastly, the part I bolded. It has nothing to do Perspective, some setups are just bad. What is the point of buying a high end video card if it only performs as well as a mid range video card in any cpu intensive game that only utilizes 2-3 threads? It makes no sense and it's a waste of money. If someone is going to buy a high end video card they should spend the money on a cpu that can push it to its max at all times. Whether that cpu be from AMD or intel, it doesn't matter. Get what is best at the time to get the best performance for the best price. Anything else is stupid.Edited by scyy - 2/22/11 at 2:15am