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Is my CPU limiting my GPU ??

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November 16, 2008 10:36:47 PM

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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November 16, 2008 11:49:27 PM

Seeing only 1FPS gain between stock and OC, I'd say your CPU is NOT limiting the GPU.
a b à CPUs
November 17, 2008 12:04:04 AM

^+1. If you want to get better FPS you'll need CrossFire/SLI.
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November 17, 2008 12:04:19 AM

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.
a c 913 à CPUs
November 17, 2008 2:41:18 AM

At that resolution the GPU is everything.
November 17, 2008 2:43:34 AM

+1 to that, however that doesnt mean ull get away with a celeron
November 19, 2008 11:45:43 AM

CPU is definitely not limiting the GPU, you have it at full potential.