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I'm running a Phenom II 550 @ 3.8GHz would anyone see this as a bottleneck for my GTX 470 @ 790/1580/1900?

Figured I'd ask.
     
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Yes, but not by much.
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Hmm... doesn't bottleneck depend on what application you're running?

Some games prefer CPU more than GPU right? (as long as the cpu/gpu generation aren't too far off)

IIRC, you'd be bottlenecked on an application that needs more threads.
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Originally Posted by F-U-B-A-R View Post
Yes, but not by much.
I agree.
    
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Even oced in liquid cooled system? I guess whole point of having a volt or two at the north bridge
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At 3.8ghz the bottleneck will not be noticeable...but at 4ghz+ no bottleneck
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post #7 of 8
Most of the time, no, you'll be perfectly fine...but it also depends on the game and the resolution.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lock,2699.html

In the charts, GTX470 ~ 5870 OC, GTX295







post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
I'm running a Phenom II 550 @ 3.8GHz would anyone see this as a bottleneck for my GTX 470 @ 790/1580/1900?

Figured I'd ask.
Does your mobo support core unlocking? If so, try and unlock to an x4 (I think the 550 can do that).
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