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EVGA GTX460 1gb Bottlenecking my i5 2500k?

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Im looking at a not to cheap gfx card but i want to game on it and i know you see alot of these questions but there is no bottlenecking thread...
Anyway would this EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1Gb bottleneck my i5 2500k
The GTX460 @ a core clock of 720Mhz and a memory clock of 3600MHz
with 336 CUDA cores. My CPU overclocked to 4.5Ghz MAX for me.

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No way, there will be absolutely no bottleneck...
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Sweet thats what im looking for.

BTW how do you look for bottlenecking in hardware specs?
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Depends on the game, resolution, and amount of eye candy.
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Games well GTA IV, Crysis 2, Black Ops and maybe a bit of NFS Shift and Pursuit.
Resolution? 1920x1080?
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I can tell you what your biggest bottlneck is, it is your Harddrive. Please consider getting a SSD wink.gif
    
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There is always going to be a bottleneck, the optimal case is that the bottlenecks are as small as possible.

However, in most games unless you are reaching 100% in your CPU usage there is a bottleneck somewhere.
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Gawdz

I can tell you what your biggest bottlneck is, it is your Harddrive. Please consider getting a SSD wink.gif

SSD for what ???? 10 seconds faster boot time what a joke
post #9 of 13
There are a handful of games you will need to knock settings down a bit, but other then that everything will run very nicely.

You'll be extremely happy with the performance you get from your 460, considering the amount of money paid for it. If anything it's best to be limited by your GPU then CPU, as it's an easier upgrade and you can help it with lowered settings.

As for an SSD, I agree the cost is not really worth what you get right now.. Personally if I have to wait an extra 3 seconds for my browser to load, I can live with that. I'm not hard up for time.
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Your question should be, "is a GTX460 enough vid card to run X, Y or Z game at xxx resolution". These kinds of "bottleneck" threads with no context of games, monitor res or present framerates are completely useless and theoretical at best.

What games do you play, at what resolution?
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