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December 22, 2009 1:02:17 AM

So, ive been having this issue,i assume, for months and havent gotten a strait answer from anyone. my GTX 275 which i bought in May, 2009 was supposed to be an enthusiast card and able to play all my CoDs at 1920x 1080 and even Crysis AT LEAST at 1920 x 1080 on medium and get good frame rates. well my issue seems to be that my cpu holds my GPU back. heres my setup:
Athlon x2 5400 (mild OC)
EVGA GTX 275 (mild OC)
4 GB 800 mhz DDR2
MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum mobo
750w utra LSP2 PSU
ive done benchmarks such as running at 1920 x 1080 and turning it down to 1024 x 768 and my results were VERY CLOSE. on MW2 id start a private game, same map and class amd w8 for the countdown to end then use fraps and NOT MOVE and record a 10 sec bechmark. Heres my results.
1920 x 1080:min 78, max 83, avg 80.42
1024 x 768: min 71, max 87, avg 82.67
as you can see its weird and i experience a hard time playing SP on MW2 i guess cause the cpu needs to calculate physx and the game since MW2 isnt physx enabled on the GPU. ive done a similar thing like this on crysis and got the same results.

Now to conclude i am receiving a core i5 750 and Asus Maximus III Formula for x-mas so if this is the issue it SHOULD be fixed then but even so id like to know why my GPU isnt going to its full potential.

Oh, and will i ACTUALLY see a noticeable speed difference w/ a core i5 vs. an athlon x2 not just in benchmarks but in basic startup of win 7 and such.

Thx for anyone who comments and replies!

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December 22, 2009 1:15:04 AM

That looks like a bottleneck, by Saturday you will be a happy I5 Intel Camper ! Those numbers are what I get with a 4770 in mw2. you current cpu is holding you back.
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December 22, 2009 1:17:46 AM

notty22 said:
That looks like a bottleneck, by Saturday you will be a happy I5 Intel Camper ! Those numbers are what I get with a 4770 in mw2. you current cpu is holding you back.

wow really cause, i mean no offense, but my card should smoke urs so thx for the reply!
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December 22, 2009 1:26:47 AM

SHIELDHEAD said:

Oh, and will i ACTUALLY see a noticeable speed difference w/ a core i5 vs. an athlon x2 not just in benchmarks but in basic startup of win 7 and such.

Thx for anyone who comments and replies!




In gaming you probably wont see much difference, but you should see a difference in benchmarks.
As far as W7 start up...?? Well you will probably have to re-install windows so you will have a clean
fresh HDD to work with.
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December 22, 2009 1:32:35 AM

sirheck said:
In gaming you probably wont see much difference, but you should see a difference in benchmarks.
As far as W7 start up...?? Well you will probably have to re-install windows so you will have a clean
fresh HDD to work with.

well im on vista 64 bit and win 7 64 is part of my present so yes it will be a clean install
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December 22, 2009 2:00:50 AM

Tom has been doing a series on building a "BALANCED" pc . You old processor is less than the phenom x2 in this benchmark series. Look how much the gtx 285 scales compared to from the dual core to the 955. Thats what you have to look forward to.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc,...
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December 22, 2009 3:27:33 AM

notty22 said:
Tom has been doing a series on building a "BALANCED" pc . You old processor is less than the phenom x2 in this benchmark series. Look how much the gtx 285 scales compared to from the dual core to the 955. Thats what you have to look forward to.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc,...

BEST ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION EVER. ive been looking for somthing like this for a while. kudos to u THANK U SO MUCH!
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December 22, 2009 3:51:17 AM

thanks to everyone, ive concluded i do ahve a bad bottleneck and itll be fixed when i get my core i5. after reading the article given to me it makes sense since i experience the most lag when physics are being calculated or AIs are being used in the game. Thanks for all your help!
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