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Best single GPU I can get before getting bottlenecked?

post #1 of 16
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I got my Q9550 at 3.6 I was just wondering if this would bottleneck current generation GPU's? If so what's the best one I can get from either AMD/Nvidia before bottlenecking.
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What resolution are you running at?
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post #3 of 16
I'd say a GTX 560 or similar.
post #4 of 16
Gtx460/560.
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1920*1080 resolution
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post #6 of 16
And what games are you running? Certain titles demand more CPU than GPU or vice versa so a CPU bottleneck would either be a big problem or no issue at all.
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I play mostly FPS and RTS games. Been playing BF:BC2 recently.
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post #8 of 16
At that overclock I don't think you'll have an issue with bottlenecking. Might want to increase it to 3.8GHz just to be certain.
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post #9 of 16
Single gpu isn't going to bottleneck your cpu. Not at that resolution with the settings cranked up.

Now if you play at 640x480 to 1024x768 then that is going to be a different story. If you are looking for 300+ fps at those resolutions new cpu time
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post #10 of 16
You could get any single GPU card you wanted with minimal to no bottleneck present.
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