Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

AMD X2 6000+ and GF GTX460 768mb

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
October 17, 2010 2:16:27 PM

Hi
I would like to ask about bottleneck when it comes to cooperate with new GPU and older CPU.
My specs are:
AMD X2 6000+ 3.01Ghz
GF 8600GT 256MB
2 GB RAM
WIN XP SP2
Tracer 400W
Actually I'm planning to buy new GPU and I found GIGABYTE GF GTX460 768mb 192bit. It's a lot more powerfull card than mine old 8600gt but some users said that my cpu is so old that it will slow down a lot this gtx460(about 50%). So is that really true? I think the bottleneck effect will appear of course but IMO about 15-20%(also it depends on the game) and I will have power save for new CPU and new games.
Besides I have recently bought new monitor 22" and playing games below 1680x1050 is awful because off distorted shapes of anything on the screen. I also rode that playing on hi res with AA and AF turned on will result in increased load of GPU so the bottleneck effect will be reduced. I know that ma CPU is not so strong but it should be enough for this card.
Thx in advance for reply

More about : amd 6000 gtx460 768mb

a c 235 U Graphics card
a c 105 à CPUs
October 17, 2010 2:22:01 PM

1. you need to upgrade the PSU if you want to install the GTX 460. the generic tracer oem model will not do.

2. do you plan to upgrade your PC any time soon? if not I suggest an ATI 5750 ver 2.0 card, avoid the ver 2.1. you will get the same performance (with your current CPU, OS, RAM) and save yourself some money.

Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
October 17, 2010 2:25:30 PM

Yes about PSU it's necessary to change it so what about - Fortron GHN 460 W??
about cPU - yes I will upgrade it in a few months but my Motherboard is also limited to X2 and X3 phenom - http://www.gigabyte.pl/products/mb/specs/ga-m56s-s3_1x....
Btw. will there be a lot difference between PCIe 1x16 and 2.0 in GPU?
Related resources
a c 235 U Graphics card
a c 105 à CPUs
October 17, 2010 3:25:35 PM

he doesn't live in USA
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
October 17, 2010 3:26:33 PM

so sth about 500w?
And what about that bottleneck effect?
a c 235 U Graphics card
a c 105 à CPUs
October 17, 2010 3:31:33 PM

Quote:
Yes about PSU it's necessary to change it so what about - Fortron GHN 460 W??
about cPU - yes I will upgrade it in a few months but my Motherboard is also limited to X2 and X3 phenom - http://www.gigabyte.pl/products/mb/specs/ga-m56s-s3_1x....
Btw. will there be a lot difference between PCIe 1x16 and 2.0 in GPU?


the fortron is better but you may be really pushing the GTX 460, the ATI 4850 or GTS 250 may be better choices for you with that unit

the old phenom (not the phenom II) are not great CPU. you may as well stay with your current athlon x2 and upgrade your mobo +cpu + ram with more modern hardware.

cards like the GTX 460, ATI 4850, etc., would not have any performance issues running in a PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot

Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
October 17, 2010 3:35:18 PM

So about that bottleneck effect - will that be about 15-20%? or really about 50% of it's max power?
a c 235 U Graphics card
a c 105 à CPUs
October 17, 2010 3:40:57 PM

it will slow it down but if you really want it, get it and a solid 450w from antec, corsair, xigmatek, enermax, silverstone, ocz,or seasonic

i don't know how much of a slow down your cpu will affect the GTX460 since since no one benchmarks modern hardware with old hardware
!