What is my bottle neck? Not much difference from 8800GT to GTX460 Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: October 2, 2010 8:27 PM in Graphics & Displays Share jdough4 October 2, 2010 2:33:13 PM Ok - The question is pretty much laid out in the title. My old 8800GT bit the dust. I replaced it with a GTX460. I'm not seeing much change (if any) in FPS. In some cases it is actually worse. Here are my specs. My MB = Asus M3N72-D http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8jYT1euVL4wCyH04 My PSU = Antec Neopower 550W http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Type=Mg==&i... I've got 2 PCI-E connectors going straight from the PSU into the Vid card. Stats from GPU-Z http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/10/10/02/9v3.png http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/evwzg/ I'm not sure why - it shows the card at PCI-E x8v1.1?? The MB says it can do PIC-Ex16? More system stats from CPU Z http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1416243 CPU = AMD Phenom 9600 2.3 ghz. Ram = 4gig OS = Vista 64 I'm running the latest beta Nvidia drivers. The card itself is a Galaxy GeForce GTX460 GC version http://www.galaxytechus.com/usa/productview.aspx?id=130 Is there anything I could do with the existing system to get rid of the bottleneck or at least help it? I did disable the HDMI audio on the card - that gave me a little FPS boost. If I have to upgrade the system to get better prefromance from the card, what bits should I look to replace? Thanks More about : bottle neck difference 8800gt gtx460 rolli59 a c 1406 U Graphics card October 2, 2010 2:48:31 PM Your first generation phenom is the issue here! A faster CPU will let that GTX stretch its legs. Overclock on the CPU would help but it is not a good overclocker. m 0 l rolli59 a c 1406 U Graphics card October 2, 2010 2:52:44 PM Good budget upgrade http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Performance upgrade http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Both CPU's are supported by your board. m 0 l Related resources What GPU should I buy that wont bottle neck my AMD phenom Quad core CPU? - Forum how much will a core 2 quad bottle neck a 7750 - Forum Trying to replace 9800GTX without too much of a bottle neck - Forum What kind of bottle neck? - Forum What is the Bottle Neck in this system? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Glacier October 2, 2010 3:14:28 PM Rolli59 is right. Get that CPU replaced ASAP. m 0 l jdough4 October 2, 2010 7:22:17 PM Thanks - for the quick suggestion on the CPU. I'd been thinking about replacing it. Any idea why the card is running at pcie x8 v1.1 when the board should support pcie x16 2.0?? I'm running the latest mb bios for the board from the asus site.. M3N72-D BIOS 1507 m 0 l notty22 a b U Graphics card October 2, 2010 8:03:52 PM You probably have pcie 1.0 slots edit Never mind: it seems it has 2.0 slots ? At wikipedia it mentions 2.0 cards run at 1.1 in older motherboards. Quote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1. Pcie 1.0@x16 has the same bandwidth as pci 2.0@x8 m 0 l geofelt a c 268 U Graphics card October 2, 2010 8:27:13 PM What FPS were you getting, and what is it now? What resolution are you playing at? If you were playing at a low resolutionand eye candy, then you might have been restricted by the cpu both before and after. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat is Bottle Neck? Forum SolvedLow FPS in games whats the bottle neck and what do you reccomend? Forum SolvedHow much watts should i use ? Am i bottle necking my gpu. Forum SolvedWill someone please tell me what is bottle necking my pc build. Forum Solvedhow much is this chip bottle necking my performance Forum What is the bottle neck in my system ? Forum SolvedHow much Bottle-necking will this have Forum What kind of bottle neck with Dell Inspiron 530 (q6600) and HD 5850 Forum Whats the best 2 sli cards that would not bottle neck a athlon 6000+ running @ 3.3 ? Forum SolvedWhat is "Bottle Necking"? Forum What would my bottle neck be? Forum What is the bottle Neck? Forum SolvedCPU bottle necking what do I need to upgrade? Forum What is the bottle neck Forum What is my bottle neck for Starcraft 2 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !