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post #21 of 120
If the GTX580 acts in any way similar to a GTX295 then yes, you will take a nice hit (above 25%). With GTX460 you gain like a 10% when switching from Q6600 3.2ghz to i5 2500K stock. Now, with a higher-end gpu the hit should be quite bigger, and if you overclock the cpu, even more.
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post #22 of 120
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Originally Posted by Yoko Littner;12568439 
win's in crysis metro 2033 GTAIV, and cod game's.

the OC is what sets it apart.

Crysis, yes. It's single-threaded.

Metro 2033, yes. It's dual-threaded.

COD, yes and no. Depends on the game.

GTA IV, no. It's quad-threaded.

So no, you're wrong.
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post #23 of 120
crysis is dual threaded.

and no im not wrong.

please provide proof otherwise or im not inclined to believe you.

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Originally Posted by Track;12568482 
Crysis, yes. It's single-threaded.

Metro 2033, yes. It's dual-threaded.

COD, yes and no. Depends on the game.

GTA IV, no. It's quad-threaded.

So no, you're wrong.
    
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post #24 of 120
the bigger problem could be the lack of sse 4.2, then bottleneck tongue.gif
post #25 of 120
Pretty believable that a 4.5GHz E8600 does well against a Q9550, but I wouldn't go so far as saying it "eats it." I had a 8400 at 4.2GHz myself, and feel that a Q6600 was a nice upgrade even clocked lower. I don't think a Q6600 would bottleneck a 580 as my Q6600 whistles while my 4870X2 runs at full load.
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post #26 of 120
Toms Hardware did a great article on gaming bottlenecks, check it out

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2737.html
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post #27 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;12568554 
Pretty believable that a 4.5GHz E8600 does well against a Q9550, but I wouldn't go so far as saying it "eats it." I had a 8400 at 4.2GHz myself, and feel that a Q6600 was a nice upgrade even clocked lower. I don't think a Q6600 would bottleneck a 580 as my Q6600 whistles while my 4870X2 runs at full load.

I'm sure you would gain quite a lot with that 4870X2 if you changed your cpu, specially when overclock comes into play (for the cpu).
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post #28 of 120
more core's doesnt equal less bottleneck.

if this were true... SR-2 anyone?

core 2 duo or core 2 quad.. all the same..
    
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post #29 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by prava;12568581 
I'm sure you would gain quite a lot with that 4870X2 if you changed your cpu, specially when overclock comes into play (for the cpu).

confused.gif How so? ...That doesn't make sense. My Q6600 tops out at about 40% load in gaming while my 4870X2 is at 100%. The CPU isn't limiting the GPU at all.
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post #30 of 120
my q6600 ex sig rig @3.6ghz with 2x260's never bottlenecked i play at 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 on most games..

i did put 2x 480gtx in it to test them and didnt bottleneck at all until i ran at 1280x1024 then i noticed a masive bottleneck fps should in theory of been higher but in fact in 2 games tested was lower... the games were crysis and fallout 3...
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