Which is the bottleneck: e5300 or HD4770

Hi, I was wondering which of these components is bottlenecking my system with regards to gameplay. My e5300 is overclocked to 3.2ghz. I have been playing the SC2 beta maxed and get some framerate stuttering during intensive fights. I know the beta is probably not totally optimized as of yet and I can see some improvement when the game is fully released, however it got me wondering.

I plan on playing diablo 3 and SC2 in the future. I think that my 4770 is the bottleneck. I know its not an overly powerful card.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
2 answers Last reply
More about which bottleneck e5300 hd4770
  1. bottleneck will vary from game to game.

    SC2 is looking like it like processor speed as well as GPU so it could be either.
  2. I am playing at 1080p. I appreciate the article. It seems as if my CPU is the bottleneck in SC2.

    Overall, which is the weaker component?
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Bottleneck Components