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Will my video card be bottle necked?

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February 10, 2013 9:32:01 PM

Will an HD Radeon 7770 be bottle-necked by my Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33ghz?

If so, how badly?
a c 307 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 2:09:20 AM

I would think not. At least not in games that utilize multiple cores well. What resolution are you gaming at?
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 2:31:58 AM

nope.

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a c 173 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 2:41:44 AM

yes, in games that are cpu intensive you will be bottlenecked, like Skyrim for example. you will be dipping to 20-25fps in some areas.
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February 11, 2013 2:58:38 AM

nope, its actually a pretty good match unless you are playing at higher than 1080p (7770 will be limit) or playing single core games (world of tanks)[cpu is limit]
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a c 182 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 3:14:25 AM

There will no bottleneck with hd 7770.do not worry.
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February 11, 2013 3:30:14 AM

Skyrim is better balanced now than it used to be after the updates so dont worry.
No you won't be bottlenecked much if at all. Enjoy your new build, and as always happy gaming
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a c 173 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 6:23:45 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
Skyrim is better balanced now than it used to be after the updates so dont worry.
No you won't be bottlenecked much if at all. Enjoy your new build, and as always happy gaming

no i played it on an oc'd q6600 3.5ghz only a few months ago with all the updates, and it runs insanely better with an i5, and that was with a 6850 i had at the time which is very similar in performance to a 7770.
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February 11, 2013 6:39:07 AM

You can grab a cheap cooler like the Zalman CNSP5X for about $10 and then OC the 8200 to about 2.8ghz and reduce the bottleneck (only works if you have ddr2 800mhz or ddr3 or higher spec ddr2 since in lga775, mem speed is tied to fsb and oc is via raising fsb and any higher oc will run ram[esp ddr2 800, ddr3 any/ddr2 1066 can go a bit higher] out of spec)

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Can-A-New-GPU-Rejuvenate...
Very interesting review but keep in mind your 7750 is about the same level as the 260

there is a follow up reviw where they OC the q6600 21% for 16% fps gains in cpu limited titles
sidenote: the number of games tested is a bit low and there are other reviews that have slightly conflicting results (due to game differences and different parts of games being tested)
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 8:30:18 PM

yes of course, but it will run fine. overclocked will be a good performance boosta

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a c 134 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 8:42:21 PM

I think as said before games that aren't CPU bound you will do fine with and games that are more CPU bound that play more efficiently with a quad core you would see more steady declines in performance that you wouldn't have otherwise encountered.
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a c 82 U Graphics card
February 11, 2013 9:58:58 PM

yes it all depends if the games are heavily cpu dependant or not as uve said.

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