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what the hell is wrong with everyone
every once and while someone make post "is my CPU Bottle-necking?", god dam it NO the answer IS NO
people unless you have a Pentium 4 or and equal power CPU to it and a 5870 or 6990 then NO your CPU is not Bottle-necking your GPU
for the love of god ...
    
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Get one of the Crysis 2 config tools and do a few tweaks if you want more frames. You can do thing like change the AA and stuff as well.

Your system is fine, though 1080p is what is going to limit your frames. The 6850 is good for most games at that res, but going down to 16xx and lower would give a pretty significant boost, like all mid range cards..
     
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Originally Posted by Fantasy View Post
what the hell is wrong with everyone
every once and while someone make post "is my CPU Bottle-necking?", god dam it NO the answer IS NO
people unless you have a Pentium 4 or and equal power CPU to it and a 5870 or 6990 then NO your CPU is not Bottle-necking your GPU
for the love of god ...
What the - is wrong with everybody, every once in a while a poster will post in a topic angrily with bad grammar! Are those posters aware that they can simply not read the thread and move on?! The answer IS NO! Damn it! NO!
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
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.
This. I try to tell people this all the time.

Being "CPU limited" or "GPU limited" is bound to happen. Calling this a bottleneck is downright silly. Now, if you were wondering why you couldn't get acceptable frames with your GTX 470 running on a Pentium 4 3.0ghz, that would be a bottleneck.

The word "bottleneck" is so overused on OCN that it's lost all meaning.
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This. I try to tell people this all the time.

Being "CPU limited" or "GPU limited" is bound to happen. Calling this a bottleneck is downright silly. Now, if you were wondering why you couldn't get acceptable frames with your GTX 470 running on a Pentium 4 3.0ghz, that would be a bottleneck.

The word "bottleneck" is so overused on OCN that it's lost all meaning.
Exactly. Nothing else needs to be said. A computer is not a perfectly balanced system where everything is in perfect sync (in a way, it actually is, but you know what I mean). There are slower parts and faster parts, get over it.

If these parts work together to make a fast overall system, then it's doing what it's meant to do.

I'm sure the OP's system is pretty fast as it is, and this "bottleneck scaremongering" is way overblown on OCN.
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CPU should never be a bottleneck in a correctly balanced system.

You always want your gpus to be what is holding you back because that is the only thing that actually makes sense.

Nobody here is going to change the definition of bottleneck, no matter how hard they try. It is what it is.

The OP now knows his CPU is holding him back. But he is getting good enough fps for it to not matter. Don't attempt to change what it is when it in fact is what it is. The CPU is too slow to keep up with modern GPUs but is not so slow that it creates situations where games are unplayable.

This place is about educating people and helping with their problems. This should not be a place where we attempt to over-ride facts with opinions.

Is it a bottleneck? Yes.

Is it causing huge problems and making games unplayable? I dunno, I don't pretended to be the OP and know what he wants or how he feels his games should feel but from what hes said himself it doesn't sound like it.

That is the end of it.
    
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