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Theoretical Question about GPU bottlenecks

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December 23, 2013 3:52:13 AM

Hypothetical situation...

Lets say, I had a PC with an Intel Celeron Dual Core and a GTX 660
I am capped in <some game> at 30 fps because CPU is slow and cant utilize my 660 entirely

Instead of upgrading my CPU as I should, I upgrade my video card
What happens? Will my game perform better, worse or exactly the same?

Please do not tell me "This is stupid." because I am fully aware of this. I'm just curious, in theory, what would happen.

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December 23, 2013 3:53:51 AM

It will perform the same as it will still be getting bottlenecked by your cpu.
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December 23, 2013 3:56:36 AM

Its not quite that simple since every game will change this. But in short Willdobbo is correct.
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