To make a short story long, I just recently bought GTX 460 as a replacement for my KIA 8800GT. After I got it up and running finally, I decided to test it out with a few games. I first played GTA IV on medium and I noticed an improvement over my old card, but it still didn't feel like a big one. I then tried Bulletstorm 4xAA and the highest settings and probably got 20-35 fps throughout. That's not bad at all, but I read some benchmarks on this card and apparently they were getting 50-70 fps on the same settings (1680x1050/4xAA/High All).
I'm no genius when it comes to this type of stuff, but could my cpu be bottlenecking my card's performance? Here are my specs by the way:
750 Watt Power Supply
Intel i3-530 @ 2.93
2x2 G Skill DDR3-1333
Sparkle GeForce GTX 460
Gigabyte ga-h55-usb3 MOBO
I have nothing overclocked. Is this the actual performance of the card or something not right?
there is a problem with bulletstorm running at 16X10 (if you read the review on ign it tells you a custom res you can use), also in games that need a healthy quad such as bfbc2 or gta iv, your i3 is not going to cut it, everything else looks fine to me