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Is there a bottleneck with my q6600?

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Alright these days I have been a little paranoid about by Q6600 performance with BF3 coming out.

So I was playing BC2 and when I at play at dx9 at low or med, according to evga precision my 260gtx is only being used 50-60% with my cpu used 75%-80%

When I play at dx10 at high settings with AA and AF off, my gpu is used 90-99% but there is only a ever so slightly drop in performance compared to if it was all low, however my cpu usage is still at 75%-80%

When I play with 4aa or 4af on there is a very noticeable drop in performance.


So now I have to ask based on these results is my Q6600 bottlenecking my 260gtx? Will it bottleneck the 560gtx ti I plan to get in the future for BF3?
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So many of these threads....
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...gtx-580-a.html
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At 3.0 yes you're bottlenecking BFBC2, and moving to a better GPU won't help much except maybe some improvement with the FSAA framerates. If it chugs that bad enabling FSAA, it's probably at low framerates to begin with. It's one of the CPU-heaviest games.
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go 3.6ghz and your performance will jump a ton....at least mine did in bc2 with sig rig
    
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