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Will my processor bottleneck a new graphics card?

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October 18, 2009 11:14:59 AM

I have an AMD 64 4400+ X2
i'm going to puchase an HD4770 soon
will my processor bottleneck this card?
if yes.. will i still have smooth frame rates?
i don't need 100 frames+
60-ish is fine by me
October 18, 2009 11:22:25 AM

Possibly....but only when at lower resolutions when you'll likely be getting 60+fps anyway!
October 18, 2009 11:25:45 AM

so let's say i'm playing a game where the HD4770 is bottlenecked at 60 frames (when it should be getting 100)
if i turn on AA would it remain at 60fps? or drop even lower?
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October 18, 2009 11:30:52 AM

NO it should remain the same.... Infact if u ever come across a CPU bottleneck you should turn up all the settings until the framerate shows a drop....This ensures your using your graphics card to its full potential.
October 18, 2009 11:32:32 AM

smoggy12345 said:
NO it should remain the same.... Infact if u ever come across a CPU bottleneck you should turn up all the settings until the framerate shows a drop....This ensures your using your graphics card to its full potential.


oh good
that's exactly what i was thinking i should do :) 
that's the main reason i'm getting a 1920x1080 monitor
October 18, 2009 11:53:40 AM

1920x1080 should not show any bottlenecks...although your CPU is quite weak by todays standards....Try overclocking it.
October 18, 2009 8:38:05 PM

yup it's not the greatest
maybe you should get a smaller screen, and use the money for a better video card?
maybe get 2 4770's :D 
October 18, 2009 8:40:10 PM

Ehsan w said:
yup it's not the greatest
maybe you should get a smaller screen, and use the money for a better video card?
maybe get 2 4770's :D 


no
i want a monitor that'll last 5+ years
i don't need a better video card
my motherboard has 1 PCIe slot
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