Is my CPU limiting my GPU ??

Hey all,

I am curious if my CPU (C2D Dual E7200 OC'd to 3.2GHz 1600/800x8 multi) is limiting the performance of my GPU (BFG GTX260 MaxCore) @ 1920x1200 resolution. Reason for my question is I am considering upgrading to i7, but only if the gain will justify the 1 grand in cost. During my benching of Crysis Warhammer with details at high I only saw a 1 FPS gain between stock CPU 2.5 vs OC'd 3.2 @ 1920x1200 4xAA/8xAF.
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  1. Seeing only 1FPS gain between stock and OC, I'd say your CPU is NOT limiting the GPU.
  2. ^+1. If you want to get better FPS you'll need CrossFire/SLI.
  3. Core i7 may push more out but its best for Multi Card systems. SO unless you plan on SLI GTX260s just stick with your current CPU for now.
  4. At that resolution the GPU is everything.
  5. +1 to that, however that doesnt mean ull get away with a celeron
  6. CPU is definitely not limiting the GPU, you have it at full potential.
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