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Running at a lower resolution more CPU-Intensive? Rumor?

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October 2, 2011 7:59:10 PM

Is running at a lower resolution really more intensive on the CPU? I've been hearing this recently, and I'm a bit scared, as I ordered my new build yesterday, with an XFX HD 6950 1gb edition and an AMD 955 BE at 3.2ghz. I'll be gaming at 1360x768 for a bit, due to my monitor, but I heard that this may drastically hurt my performance, since I went with such a strong video card and kinda cheaped out on the processor. Is this true?

Tl-dr; HD 6950, X4 955 BE 3.2ghz, gaming at 1360x768, bottleneck wat do?
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October 2, 2011 8:20:14 PM

Running at a lower resolution only means that the CPU is more likely to be a bottleneck when heavier loads are applied since the GPU load is lightened.
October 2, 2011 8:22:04 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Running at a lower resolution only means that the CPU is more likely to be a bottleneck when heavier loads are applied since the GPU load is lightened.

OH. I get it now, thank you!
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