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Will my cpu bottleneck the gtx 560

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March 20, 2012 4:50:19 PM

AMD Athlon 2x 2 250 3.00ghz
ASRock N68 S3 UCC
4gb ddr3 ram

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March 20, 2012 4:57:08 PM

In some modern games, yes. Shouldn't be too bad though, you can crank the graphics settings up to max the card out.

If you can upgrade the CPU later then you'll be fine. Basically you might see low minimum FPS compared to a good CPU, but either way a 560 is a nice card and you should be able to turn graphic settings up nicely to put full load on it.
March 20, 2012 4:59:37 PM

but will the bottleneck be so bad that i can't achieve the maximum from this card
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March 20, 2012 5:01:30 PM

Well, that's kind of the definition of a bottleneck. Either it is bottlenecked (limits the max performance) or it's not.

Chances are, yes, you'll be bottlenecked a certain amount depending on the game and settings you've chosen.
March 20, 2012 5:03:51 PM

for example can i play battlefield 3 on high-ultra settings or not
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March 20, 2012 5:06:59 PM

You will be able to play every game with good avarage and max fps but your minimum fps will be very low in some situations.
Basicly Avarage frame rates are more dependent on the GPU while minimums are more dependent on the CPU.And a High-End card like the 560Ti is usually matched up with a proccesor twice as fast as yours.
March 20, 2012 5:09:35 PM

thanks a lot ill think upgrading my cpu
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March 20, 2012 5:28:19 PM

He said the 560 not 560 Ti, and the 560 would play BF3 at medium on a 1080p display, with a few options up at High. The CPU however would definitely bottleneck that game in multiplayer, causing some bad lag at times. In single player it will do fine.
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