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Is my cpu bottlenecking my gpu in my sig rig?
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If you had a faster CPU you'd most likely get more FPS in games I'd say - some games you'd get more fps than others (mmos especially).

Check gpu load in gpu-z in a graphics intensive game - if it's under 99-100% then your cpu is definitely holding you back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite;12887994 
If you had a faster CPU you'd most likely get more FPS in games I'd say - some games you'd get more fps than others (mmos especially).

Check gpu load in gpu-z in a graphics intensive game - if it's under 99-100% then your cpu is definitely holding you back.
Never thought about using gpu-z like that. Thanks for the info.
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oh absolutely. The original phenoms were a joke, if i were you i would see if i could get my hands on a cheap Phenom II X4.

here is a perfect example when i got my PII my gpu usage went from 45-55% usage in BC2 and FPS 23-45 to 98% gpu usage and 89FPS
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Originally Posted by philhalo66;12888011 
oh absolutely. The original phenoms were a joke, if i were you i would see if i could get my hands on a cheap Phenom II X4.

here is a perfect example when i got my PII my gpu usage went from 45-55% usage in BC2 and FPS 23-45 to 98% gpu usage and 89FPS
What made them so bad? I got mine in trade for a Pentium D xD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Djmatrix32;12888021 
What made them so bad? I got mine in trade for a Pentium D xD.

They got hit with the fail stick maybe? tongue.gif
 
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post #7 of 25
Probably a bottleneck, try getting a x4 at least?
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Djmatrix32;12888021 
What made them so bad? I got mine in trade for a Pentium D xD.

very poor performance, TBH i don't know why they were slow but they are slower than every single core 2 duo on the market even the C2D 6XXX series blows them out of the water. and the core 2 quads completely obliterate them.
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Believe me, I had Phenom 9850, trade it to Phenom II X4 920 (then for i7 920 tongue.gif ). Any difference? OMG HUGE! If You have possibility, get rid of that crap, and grab some cheap Phenom II X4.
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would a Phenom II x4 820 work? I don't have much cash on hand.
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