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March 4, 2010 8:38:57 PM

ok soo here is my system

Intel i3 530 3ghz

4gb DDr3 ram

750gb sata harddrive

sound blaster X-Fi 5.1

450w psu 500w max 80 plus bronze certified

and currently sad owner of a bottem barrel video card

Asus Geforce 210 512mb DDr2 pci-e

Getting HD 5770 1gb DDr 5



ok soo 1st question is
Will the 5770 be bottlenecked by my system right now?

2nd question
at a res of 1200x768 on high will crysis run fine no AA and no AF

and 3rd question
can anyon give me some aprox on other games Fps and quality with the settings stated in question 2?


Thanks ahead of time !!!

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March 4, 2010 9:32:23 PM
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No, the 5770 will not be a bottleneck to your system. Yes, you can run 1200x768 actually near Maximum settings on the 5770 at a stable 30-50 FPS. Wthout AA and no AF it will run just fine like butter. And Third, other games I play with higher settings with a single 5770 was getting between 80-100 on older games, 50-70 on newer games. Hope I helped.
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March 4, 2010 9:40:30 PM

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March 4, 2010 9:41:56 PM

nrnx said:
No, the 5770 will not be a bottleneck to your system. Yes, you can run 1200x768 actually near Maximum settings on the 5770 at a stable 30-50 FPS. Wthout AA and no AF it will run just fine like butter. And Third, other games I play with higher settings with a single 5770 was getting between 80-100 on older games, 50-70 on newer games. Hope I helped.


um i was asking if my system would bottleneck the graphics card and not vice versa
March 4, 2010 9:59:25 PM

You're fine.

The i3 has MASSIVE overclocking headroom (how does 4ghz on stock/default cooler/volts sound?) and can handle nearly any gpu setup out there when oced right.

If you want to, try a little overclock to see if it helps your performance. If it doesn't (which will probably happen, the 5770 is ez) then that likely means your gpu is going as fast as it can (ie: not being bottlenecked). :) 

PS: now that your computer is out of the stone age you should look into the monitor. :)  your gpu is likely going to be overkill for most games at that resolution. The more pixels the better m8!
March 5, 2010 2:32:14 AM

Each game varies as to whether it is limited by the GPU or CPU. In general, when building a gaming system one tries to build it so on average, half the games are CPU limited and half are GPU limited.

Many games don't use the CPU properly so a quad-core is overkill, but those cores will be used more as each year passes.

In your case the answer is a little simpler and that is to get a graphics card within your budget that provides the balance I mention.

The short answer is YES. The HD5770 is a fine card. It's difficult to say whether it would bottleneck. I suspect that, on AVERAGE, you could go to an HD5850 or maybe an HD5870.

It depends on the games you play too. I'd be tempted to recommend an HD5850 but then an HD5770 with your system is really a great gaming platform. I'm running an X2-4800+ and an HD3850 and I've read great things about how well Starcraft 2 (coming soon) and Diablo 3 (2011?) will scale.

Vapor-X from Sapphire costs a little more but their cards run cooler and quieter which is really important when not gaming. I highly recommend their cards.

As for overclocking. You can hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to monitor your CPU when gaming to see if it is maxed out. If it is not maxed out on at least two cores then you are likely GPU limited and overclocking the CPU won't do a thing.

As for the monitor. If you did replace it, get a 1920x1080 22" 1000:1 CR (true, not dynamic) with good reviews.
I like the U2711 which is too expensive. I'm also waiting because I may get a 120Hz(or 240Hz) 3D-Ready monitor. (My 10-year old Viewsonic GS90 1600x1200 is still running strong and better than most LCD monitors today in many ways and far superior in some.)

Short answer.
Yes. Consider an HD5850 or HD5870. Consider Vapor-X.
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