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  • 46% (7)
    Yes
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    No
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post #1 of 6
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Simple yes/no question pertaining to gaming. Standard resolutions, lets say 1080p just for consistency.

In terms of CPU/GPU, specifics irrelevant. You have a rig in which your GPU usage is pinned at 99% max load. Will you ever gain noticeable framerates by upgrading your CPU?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
Simple yes/no question pertaining to gaming. Standard resolutions, lets say 1080p just for consistency.

In terms of CPU/GPU, specifics irrelevant. You have a rig in which your GPU usage is pinned at 99% max load. Will you ever gain noticeable framerates by upgrading your CPU?
Sure if your on a 7600gt

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I'm not gonna answer because there are times when integrated graphics are better than ancient graphics cards.
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post #4 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Sure if your on a 7600gt

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Thats basically what my friend is trying to say, and I disagree. Hence the poll

My point of view is: even if you're on that 7600GT, and you're already pushing it at max load... upgrading the CPU won't be able to push it any further. The GPU is the painter, and the CPU is... well, a crazy nutjob flinging blank canvas' at your face. Just because hes throwing them faster, doesn't mean you're going to crank out more art if you're already working as fast as you can
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Bump for more votes! Shoulda posted this in graphics discussion.. this forum is so slow ;;
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post #6 of 6
I voted no. GPU at 99% means its already maxed out its potential.
Changing to a faster cpu might gain 2-5 fps at most.
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