jack flack said:
hi, small issue with a newly purchased video card. wondering if i am getting a cpu bottleneck. trying to play games @ 1920x1080 differing aa/af setups depending on game, getting terrible frame rates. heres current setup: amd athlon x2 6000 windsor L1 64k, L2 1MB ECS GF8200A am2 4GB Gskill ddr2 800 dual chan 5-5-5-15 sapphire 5850 1gb 256bit thermaltake 600w psu WD 640gb caviar black 32mb framerate issues with tf2, codmw2, dirt2, dragonage others. ive heard friends say they get no choppy play with these games running same resolution and they have gtx260 or gtx285. im wondering if my processor could be causing issues. thanks in advance
What is your resolution? At lower resolutions it is more CPU dependent and at higher resolution is is more GPU dependent. There are of course exceptions to this, but it is a good rule of thumb. Also what processors are your friends using? The 6000+ should bottleneck as the 5850 is a powerful card and the 6000+ is a pretty old processor.