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a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2010 3:35:39 PM

will E7500 going to bottleneck GTX460?

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a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2010 4:24:09 PM

It depends on the games/resolution that you play at.
Lower resolutions benefit from CPU,so you'll see a bottleneck, but higher resolutions like 1080p(with AA/AF),benefit most from the VGA.
Also there are some games which are CPU limited(like WIC,etc.) so you'll probably have bottlenecks with those games.
So it all depends on the games and your resolution.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2010 6:11:38 PM

thanks for the info. i plan to keep my current rig for another year but i think i want to add dx11 capable card into my machine. i'm well aware that i might get lower performance for games that heavily rely on cpu cores but upgrading to quad core cpu will cost me more
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September 1, 2010 6:15:35 PM

What gfx card are you running now? My brother's in a similar situation with not a lot of cash on hand. I told him to sli his 275 gtx instead of getting a quad core (he has an e6700) for now and wait till he can build a new rig. sli could be a cheaper option for you. For him going from a 275gtx to a 460 didn't make sense as the 460 was only slightly faster with dx11 support. But he doesn't really need dx11 right now so a cheaper upgrade was another 275 gtx. Might be worth considering...
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a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2010 8:16:21 PM

renz496 said:
thanks for the info. i plan to keep my current rig for another year but i think i want to add dx11 capable card into my machine. i'm well aware that i might get lower performance for games that heavily rely on cpu cores but upgrading to quad core cpu will cost me more


Not necessarily. A Core 2 Quad could probably be had for about the same (or slightly less) than a GTX 460. That could get you a quad core CPU without changing motherboard/RAM. Although, quite frankly a newer CPU/RAM/Motherboard combo would net the most gains.

Are you looking at the 768MB or 1GB version of the GTX 460? It'd be interesting to see what resolution you play at, and what video card you are using now. :) 
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a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2010 9:30:44 PM

thestrangebrew said:
What gfx card are you running now? My brother's in a similar situation with not a lot of cash on hand. I told him to sli his 275 gtx instead of getting a quad core (he has an e6700) for now and wait till he can build a new rig. sli could be a cheaper option for you. For him going from a 275gtx to a 460 didn't make sense as the 460 was only slightly faster with dx11 support. But he doesn't really need dx11 right now so a cheaper upgrade was another 275 gtx. Might be worth considering...


sometimes SLI can be one of the cheap way to gain more performance in games and to be honest i'm interested to play around SLI system but if you look at my member config my mobo only has 1 x16 PCI-E 1.1. since i want to keep this system for another year going for SLI is not an option right now.

jerreece said:
Not necessarily. A Core 2 Quad could probably be had for about the same (or slightly less) than a GTX 460. That could get you a quad core CPU without changing motherboard/RAM. Although, quite frankly a newer CPU/RAM/Motherboard combo would net the most gains.

Are you looking at the 768MB or 1GB version of the GTX 460? It'd be interesting to see what resolution you play at, and what video card you are using now. :) 


if i'm upgrading to quad cores i'm more interested to get something like i5-750/760. that means new mobo and new ram as well. that's why i said it could cost more on me. going for Q8200/8300 will give me better performance in games that can use most of those cores but for games that only use 2 cores i think my current E7500 will be better at stock clock. it is kind of hard to get Q9XXX around my place lately. the best i can find maybe Q9400 which priced almost the same as GTX460 768MB.

currently i'm using GTS250 and playing at 1024x768 but when upgrading my monitor later on i plan to play around 1600x900/1050. right now i'n more interested to get the one with 1GB of ram.

thanks for the input guys :) 
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a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2010 10:29:59 PM

You're definitely better off with the new i5_750/760. I have no doubts there (I'm a 750 user myself). Not knowing what your intentions were though, I wanted to at least make sure you realize the Q9xxx series was an option. :) 

As for 1024x768 gaming, the GTS250 is more than adequate. And would probably work okay @ 1600x900 as well. If you go for a GTX 460 1GB, you really should get a monitor that's 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 to get you're money's worth out of the graphics card.
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September 2, 2010 1:30:15 AM

Upgrade GPU now, then you can grab the next gen AMD/Intel set up in a few months.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 2, 2010 6:43:02 AM

Right^
Get a new VGA and upgrade your CPU later
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a b Î Nvidia
September 2, 2010 10:25:26 AM

^ +1
Definatly the way to go your making a start on buying your new system already :) 

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September 2, 2010 3:18:09 PM

renz496 said:
sometimes SLI can be one of the cheap way to gain more performance in games and to be honest i'm interested to play around SLI system but if you look at my member config my mobo only has 1 x16 PCI-E 1.1. since i want to keep this system for another year going for SLI is not an option right now.


Good point. Didn't see you didn't have the option for SLI atm. I would def. suggest upgrading your gpu now and switch to a new amd/intel rig in the future. And upgrade that monitor if you can to make that 460 sweat at least a little bit lol.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 2, 2010 6:29:38 PM

jerreece said:
You're definitely better off with the new i5_750/760. I have no doubts there (I'm a 750 user myself). Not knowing what your intentions were though, I wanted to at least make sure you realize the Q9xxx series was an option. :) 

As for 1024x768 gaming, the GTS250 is more than adequate. And would probably work okay @ 1600x900 as well. If you go for a GTX 460 1GB, you really should get a monitor that's 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 to get you're money's worth out of the graphics card.


i looking for Q9XXX before for cpu upgrade but in the end i think its not really worth it. for games that rely heavily on cpu core will definitely benefit from it but if the games only utilize 2 or less core the performance will be pretty much the same. i know more and more games will benefit from more cores in the future but IMO going for something like i5-750 will be much better unless i want more cores for cheap cost than it will be different story altogether :D 

GTS250 is a nice card. so far i'm quite satisfied with it. but if i go for higher resolution i know i can't play crysis at very high setting @ 1600x900 :D  . but honestly i just want to add dx11 capable card into my system with the hope i can go for high/very high the graphic setting in any game i play @ 1600x900/1050. (that's why i'm leaning towards GTX460 1GB)

thanks for the advice guys :) 

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