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Q9550 and gtx 470 bottleneck???

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May 14, 2010 7:11:51 PM

Hey,

I was thinking about upgrade from my current xfx gtx 260 b.e to gtx 470.

My current specs:

mobo: p5q se2 (p45)
CPU: q9550
ram: 4gb ocz reaper
psu: antec 650 true power
gpu: xfx gtx 260 black edition.

Question:

Will gpu upgrade really benefit me OR i will get bottleneck with my cpu/specs and just forget it and do new build (probably not right now) with i7???

Thanks
May 14, 2010 7:27:51 PM

Well that depends on few things first off what resolution do you typical run games at, 2nd is your cpu overclocked,

if your running at a low res and, it isn't overclocked then yes it will blockeck the 470,

but at something like 1080p or 1920x1200 with even a small overclock you should be in the clear
May 14, 2010 7:36:30 PM

jonnyboyC said:
Well that depends on few things first off what resolution do you typical run games at, 2nd is your cpu overclocked,

if your running at a low res and, it isn't overclocked then yes it will blockeck the 470,

but at something like 1080p or 1920x1200 with even a small overclock you should be in the clear



I use my native 1680 x 1050 and as for cpu i'm running it on TRUE so 3.4 , 3.6 shouldnt be a problem.

As for the games i.e mw2, bfbc2, etc...

Thanks in advance
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May 14, 2010 8:44:19 PM

you may see bottlenecks in mw2 but as for bfbc2 their is a ton of gpu stress so it should be to a mimimal at 3.4 or 6, And it really won't matter too much in mw2 anyways, because unless your running a 120hz monitor you'll for sure be running over 60fps
May 17, 2010 7:37:24 PM

hi Ketrab....sorry i don't mean to intrude on your thread, it's just i'm planning on getting the exact same system you currently have and was wondering about the performance in games, i mean like you games like bfbc2, how much FPS do you get at your resolution? and in general...how is the performance in the latest games?

thnx mate...
May 18, 2010 5:39:27 PM

if your building a new system, i wouldn't go for a q9550 if you building a new system, if your going for a new system you'd be better off with a PII 955 or a core i5 750
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