I recently purchased Asus ENGTX460 DirectCU 1gb TOP edition which I installed into my old rig after toasting my old GTS8800 512mb gfx card.
My question is since it's a new GPU installed in my old rig will it be bottlenecked by my Q6600@2.4 stock CPU and LG 22" monitor (max res. 1680x 1050)? If so, should I buy a bigger monitor to reach full gpu potential?
So far I've only benchmarked my new setup with
Heaven dx11 on 1680 x 1050 no AA and scoring 800something and 35.8 FPS.
Thanks in advance
My specs is as follows:
New GPU:ASUS Engtx460 directCU 1gb
Old GPU: gigabtye gts8800 512mb
RAM:Corsair 4gb DDR2
HDD: Seagate 2tb sata3
Monitor: LG 22"inch
A single GTX460 is about on par with a GTX280 performance wise so you should be OK just turn all the quality settings up to the max. I recently had a chance to play with a 460 on a 16 x 10 monitor although the CPU was an i3 5xx.
heaven benchmark doesnt stress cpu much, only gpu. like others have said. test with an actual game. I would leave the 3ghz overclock on though, those cpu's can take it, sometimes need a voltage increase to get them 100% stable at 3ghz.