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Will my Core 2 duo e6750 bottleneck a GTX 460

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September 12, 2010 6:39:41 AM

My monitor max res is 1440x990
I have 2 gig ddr2 667 ram
a c 169 U Graphics card
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September 12, 2010 6:53:58 AM

It depends on the games that you play but since your resolution is low,then your card won't run at its full potential and will be bottle-necked by your CPU.If you already haven't bought the card,then consider something else like GTS 250,its slower but its enough for your resolution.(GTX 460 is overkill for your resolution IMO)
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September 12, 2010 2:19:00 PM

but if i set other settings like AA and AF to max it will utilise the gpu more right?
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September 12, 2010 3:58:54 PM

Just get the 460. So long as FPS doesnt drop below 40, you're OK. The 460 will have enough juice left over tof heavier games like Crysis and Metro. Besides, that CPU is more than enough. Just bump up AA.

Dont worry. I'm running a 4870 at 1024*768. My cpu is maybe 10-20% faster core for core than yours. Have no problems in any game- 100+ in everything except the PC killers (ie Crysis, Metro 2033 etc) My 4870 should be about 80% or so as fast as the 460, so no problems there. Full rig in sig.
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September 12, 2010 4:16:15 PM

Your ram is probably going to bottleneck you before your cpu.
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September 12, 2010 6:41:50 PM

areszues92 said:
but if i set other settings like AA and AF to max it will utilise the gpu more right?


Correct, get a 768mb card if money is tight as the loss of Ram over the 1GB version wont matter at your resolution
Also getting more Ram is not a bad idea at all unless you are still on a 32 bit OS.

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September 12, 2010 9:28:37 PM

areszues92 said:
but if i set other settings like AA and AF to max it will utilise the gpu more right?

Yes, using AA/AF will put more pressure on your VGA.
And like others mentioned,upgrade your RAM to 4GB,because some games benefit from more than 2GB RAM.
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September 13, 2010 2:39:30 AM

my ram will bottleneck only by a small margin right?
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September 13, 2010 2:45:53 AM

Best answer selected by areszues92.
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September 13, 2010 9:01:16 AM

areszues92 said:
my ram will bottleneck only by a small margin right?

Depends on the game that you play,but getting 4GB will give you a good boost in performance.
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