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Is my GPU bottle necked by my CPU?

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post #2 of 66
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
Is my GPU bottle necked by my CPU?

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Does increasing your clock speed dramatically increase your fps in games? I'm no expert but with a 3.4Ghz quad I would say your just fine.
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No, your CPU is just fine
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post #4 of 66
Haven't you heard? Every AMD processor bottlenecks every graphics card ever!!! Now that I have that out of my system, probably not.
post #5 of 66
You're probably fine.

Try OC'ing a little, as Camskee wrote. If it helps, then OC to the max.
But I doubt it will make a difference.
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No. This bottlenecking thing is really getting out of hand.

Any piece of hardware is going to limit another piece of hardware somewhere in your computer. That doesn't mean you have a bottleneck.

A bottleneck presents itself when there is severe limitation by one of the components.

For example, if you get 100 FPS with an i7 and 90 FPS with your X4, that really isn't a bottleneck. It's the i7 being a faster CPU, that's all.

A real bottleneck would be getting 30 FPS with a Pentium 4 and 90 with your X4, while using the same GPU.
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Got it. Thanks a ton. (Already at chip's max OC.)
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post #8 of 66
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
Got it. Thanks a ton. (Already at chip's max OC.)
Its a good chip that Athlon, I had one myself and got it to 3.8GHz
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post #9 of 66
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Its a good chip that Athlon, I had one myself and got it to 3.8GHz
My temps are very low (48C at full load on air), bumping the voltage or decreasing the RAM as much as possible doesn't change a thing. I can boot windows at 4.0Gh/z, but as soon as the CPU is stressed, crash.

What settings did you use?
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AngeloG. these things are best tested yourself that way you get the correct answer.

Fire up MSI Afterburner and track your fps/gpu usage. Play the games you currently do and just reference your chart as you play. Make sure you turn off vsync.

You want 99% gpu usage, thats a gpu bottleneck and its where you want your bottleneck.

Generally speaking if you're seeing lower gpu usage at higher fps its a cpu bottleneck that isn't of concern. If you are seeing lower gpu usage as your fps dive, that is a cpu bottleneck to be concerned about.

I wouldn't expect too large of a cpu bottleneck with a single 6850, though I still think it may be present in some games its not going to be too limiting to your experience.
    
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