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Bottlenecks if I upgrade to gtx 460?

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September 27, 2010 5:53:18 AM

I have a computer with the following specs:

AMD Athlon II X3 425 2.7GHz
3GB RAM DDR3 (G. Skill)
GeForce GTS 250 512MB (evga)
Windows 7 64bit

Max monitor resolution: 1440 X 900

I'm planning to change the GTS 250 512MB (evga) for a GTX 460 768MB (msi CYCLONE).

1. Am I going to get a performance increase in games such as Crysis and Metro 2033 (change settings from high to very high probably)?
2. Would my processor bottleneck my new GPU?

Thank you.

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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 6:16:18 AM

No, it wont bottleneck the GPU ad you'll get a good fps increase.
a c 382 U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 6:24:06 AM

When I orignally upgraded to my GTX460 from my old 9800GTX+ ( same as GTS250) I still had a 19in 1440x900 monitor and my FPS doubled. Then I got this new 23in 1920x1080 monitor and the single GTX460 is still great.
Get the 1GB model though. The 768MB version is quite a bit slower due to memory bandwidth.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 7:11:46 AM


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a c 236 U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 2:47:32 PM

you will be fine, the 768mb is more then enough for 1440x900 resolution.
a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 2:52:56 PM

Of course you need to run 4gb of ram at 2x2 as well.
You can overclock that athlon II to 3.0GHz with no problems.'
So you're getting rid of the 250 for a 460, or can you run the 460 and the 250 for physx? If you do then Metro 2033 will be able to be running physx and at a high setting.
September 28, 2010 9:47:27 PM

Thank you everyone for the replies and suggestions.
October 4, 2010 6:00:46 PM

Best answer selected by zetrocell.
a c 332 U Graphics card
October 4, 2010 6:01:58 PM

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