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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post
Open up MSI Afterburner and under the gpu usage graph, check to see if that gets to 100% while playing a game.
This is not true.Crap video drivers , setting V-Sync ON ,playing games with a lower detail level or old games can give the same low GPU load.
If you have 100 FPS and 50 % GPU load means your CPU limits you ?! I don t think so.
   
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post #12 of 166
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post

In that test an overclocked 560TI should get between 22-25k I believe depending on the cpus ability to push the card and how high your overclock is.
I'll laugh my head off if Bulldozer (or any other cpu) pushes a card higher than Sandy Bridge, meaning that all this time SB (by your logic) has been bottlenecking gpu's too!
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post #13 of 166
if your running at 80-100% load depending on game and how demanding it is I would say no your not bottlenecked, what are your individual cpu cores running at at the same time?
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I would be surprised if you are bottlenecked very much, certainly shouldn't be to the point where it makes a huge dent in gameplay.

Granted my OC is higher then yours, but my gpu is stronger and in most games it sees at least 90% load at all times.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Phenom II's are gpu bottleneckers, unfortunately. I used to own one before this 2500k, and it was absolutely choking with a single 580. On this processor, no gpu is bottlenecked.
What games were you playing? My Phenom II 550 only chokes the 470 I have with CPU intensive stuff. Games, there's no difference to the Xeon X3440 I had before this.
     
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Well looking at benchmarks, and 3dmark scores it seems my scores are always lower than some of the tested rigs, so I'm curious as to how badly i'm being bottlenecked,(see rig)
It doesn't bottleneck at all. But eventually there will always be better and faster CPU's.

A Pentium 4 would be a true bottleneck.
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post #17 of 166
Very little bottleneck with that card. You will get varying results depending on how the game is coded and what it stresses.
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post #18 of 166
I have a similar problem.....



... Bulldozer could not come soon enough.
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post #19 of 166
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Well looking at benchmarks, and 3dmark scores it seems my scores are always lower than some of the tested rigs, so I'm curious as to how badly i'm being bottlenecked,(see rig)
It's not gonna be bottle necking a gpu unless you go high end or multi GPUs. With your 560, id say you are good. If you had something bigger like a 580 then I would say possibly. If you do go multi GPUs then yes Id say there would be a bottle neck there.
post #20 of 166
If your CPU is running at 100% and your gpu is running at 60% in game/benching, that's a cpu bottleneck.

Still depends on the game/benchmarking software. I recommend BFBC2.
Edited by huhh - 4/12/11 at 10:27am
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