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So , tomorrow my gtx480 along with a new power supply from overclockers.co.uk should come .

Anyways , my question is will my cpu (sig rig) bottleneck it so much ?

I'll be playing mafia II , crysis , assassin's creed , gtaiv and maybe some more . Also , my motherboard only has one PCI-E X16 . Not 2.0 X16 . How much of a fps drop should i see ?

I don't think i'm gonna upgrade till SB-E or IB , so just asking what should I expect ..
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Expect a bottleneck of mass proportions. D: Your CPU is about the same thing as an Athlon 64 X2 at the same speed. No lie. In short, yes, your CPU will be destroyed by that GPU. >.<

Upgrade it to something more recent. Seriously. Any i7 will do actually. ^^
     
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For one, you will see a massive boost when compared to the 9800GT You will probably see some performance decrease when compared to a virtual SB due to the low-cache dual core CPU in shooters, maybe a bit more in strategy games & GTA4; the PCIe doesn't bottleneck the card (Nvidia cards are very resilient to lower-than-PCIe2.0x16).
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post #4 of 27
It will be able to handle the games you proposed, but it will indeed have a massive bottleneck.
Try to play at higher resolution since the GPU will take the load off your weak cpu.
post #5 of 27
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As said , i don't feel like upgrading now and then upgrade to SB-E/IB again ... Senseless .
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I'll be playing at my max res 1800x1440 .
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post #7 of 27
Here's a comparison between a stock 5300 and the entry level SB the i3 2100 (which still costs twice as much so not exactly a fair comparison):
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/98?vs=289

/no idea what GPU they used for the comparison though
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post #8 of 27
You will see bottlenecks, but what can you do? You already said you don't want to upgrade now.

Play at high resolutions, like Abs.exe said.
 
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post
Try to play at higher resolution since the GPU will take the load off your weak cpu.
That is not how it works lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
That is not how it works lol
He's not saying that the bottleneck will completely disappear, but it'll be less noticeable at higher resolutions, though I guess that's questionable with an E5400...
 
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