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Wil my CPU cause a bottleneck?

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December 27, 2012 11:20:50 PM

I was thinking about upgrading my gpu to 660ti sli from just having the one 660ti, I have selected my motherboard now and everything and I was just about to buy everything when I saw someone say there Phenom ii x6 1100t couldnt handle a gtx 680. I have a Phenom ii x6 1090t, would it be a similar case? Thanks in advance

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December 28, 2012 12:03:53 AM

Talking about bottleneck is a broader topic, to shorten; there are specific games that depends mainly on CPU power, if your CPU can produce only a specific amount of FPS for eg "40 FPS" while your GPU(s) can produce 60+ FPS, you'll be limited to 40 FPS as a cause of CPU bottleneck. To help you understand, look at the following chart

Only core i7s and similars could maintain a 60 FPS using HD 7970, weaker CPUs like the 1100T held back HD 7970, in that case it's the CPU bottleneck. So yes you're gonna experience some bottlenecks.
December 28, 2012 1:04:23 AM

overclock her and you should be fine.
December 28, 2012 9:35:17 AM

ilysaml said:
Talking about bottleneck is a broader topic, to shorten; there are specific games that depends mainly on CPU power, if your CPU can produce only a specific amount of FPS for eg "40 FPS" while your GPU(s) can produce 60+ FPS, you'll be limited to 40 FPS as a cause of CPU bottleneck. To help you understand, look at the following charthttp://static.techspot.com/articles-info/608/bench/CPU_01.png

Only core i7s and similars could maintain a 60 FPS using HD 7970, weaker CPUs like the 1100T held back HD 7970, in that case it's the CPU bottleneck. So yes you're gonna experience some bottlenecks.


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