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G530+GTX 460=Bottleneck?

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October 3, 2012 11:18:36 PM

I'm using the G530 CPU and I intend to upgrade the VGA to GTX 460. I've asked for opinions from other forums and they said that it could be a huge bottleneck when combining them. They said that the highest GPU for me is the GTS 450. What do you think? Please show me some suggestions.
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GA-H61M-S2PV (rev 2.0)
CPU G530
GPU: ASUS nVidia GTS 450 GDDR3
2x2 GB 1333 KingMax Memory
Acbel 550W CE2
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October 4, 2012 12:13:19 AM

A G530 would only be a small bottleneck for a GTX 460 if at all. I had my GTX 460 1GB with an E8400 originally although I had it overclocked to 4Ghz. If anything you would be more limited by the low CPU clockspeed and only having 2 cores in newer games and not a CPU/GPU bottleneck.

Your power supply is junk though and I would not try anything more power hungry than a GTX 460 with it.
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October 4, 2012 12:32:10 AM

It will be a bottleneck but it will still be faster than any 775 era dual core system due to raw system i/o. If you can get away with setting the base clock to 103-105mhz you will get a small overclock that way.
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October 4, 2012 12:45:22 AM

How much of a bottle-neck it is would depend on the game. Some games would let you have a Celeron G530 with a Radeon 7870 no problem, but others such as BF3 MP could bring that CPU down to a crawl. Overall, the GTX 460 would probably not be bottle-necked to such an extent that frame rates can't hit around 60 to 80 in most games so long as the 460 can keep up.
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October 4, 2012 1:02:56 AM

luciferano said:
How much of a bottle-neck it is would depend on the game. Some games would let you have a Celeron G530 with a Radeon 7870 no problem, but others such as BF3 MP could bring that CPU down to a crawl. Overall, the GTX 460 would probably not be bottle-necked to such an extent that frame rates can't hit around 60 to 80 in most games so long as the 460 can keep up.


Agreed but a lot of people lately are acting like BF3 and Borderlands are the only two games in town. For older single and dual threaded games that cpu will pull its weight along just fine. I once gamed on celerons before I gone to college.
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October 4, 2012 4:48:27 PM

nforce4max said:
Agreed but a lot of people lately are acting like BF3 and Borderlands are the only two games in town. For older single and dual threaded games that cpu will pull its weight along just fine. I once gamed on celerons before I gone to college.

I'm playing Metro 2033 (which was call a hardware killer at this time) using THAT CPU and GTS 450 DirectCU GDDR3 from ASUS and I have NO PROBLEM with them. Everything run smoothly and I DON'T have to overclock my graphics card (althought it seems to be hot).
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