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Cpu to Gpu outlasting ratio and how to find the relation?

Hello,

Say we buy a current standard budget CPU for gaming . .. generally how many next GPU generations it would outlast before it starts bottlenecking to new GPU?

[eg. I have an old Q6600 intel on DP45SG mobo .. how do I decide or where do I read which version of GPU series is OK with it and cpu will start bottlenecking at which series of GPUs?]
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    Although I have not scientific data to support my theory, I always go with 2 generations. Usually within 2 generations a new connector will come out for the video card, and to replace the video card would mean replacing the motherboard, cpu, and processor. For example, your DP45SG motherboard has PCIE 2.0, and the current is PCIE 4.0, which is 2 generations ahead. Normally to upgrade and get the full effect of a new video card, you would need to upgrade your current processor, motherboard, and RAM. However, you are lucky as all new PCIE video cards are backward compatible and could work on your board, but they would take a reduced performance hit because of the limited bandwidth of the older PCIE slot.

    Another thing to look for is maxing out your cpu processor while playing a game or using an application. That's a good indication if you need to upgrade that.
  2. Groveling_Wyrm said:
    Although I have not scientific data to support my theory, I always go with 2 generations. Usually within 2 generations a new connector will come out for the video card, and to replace the video card would mean replacing the motherboard, cpu, and processor. For example, your DP45SG motherboard has PCIE 2.0, and the current is PCIE 4.0, which is 2 generations ahead. Normally to upgrade and get the full effect of a new video card, you would need to upgrade your current processor, motherboard, and RAM. However, you are lucky as all new PCIE video cards are backward compatible and could work on your board, but they would take a reduced performance hit because of the limited bandwidth of the older PCIE slot.

    Another thing to look for is maxing out your cpu processor while playing a game or using an application. That's a good indication if you need to upgrade that.


    Thanks dude ..
  3. YW....hope that helps you out.
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