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ffrookie6

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#1 10 years ago

i just found out from The true explainations of the GPU bottleneck. - Graphic Hardware - Forums - www.atomicmpc.com.au (im not a member there)

that my comp is bottlenecked, check my sig, is it? im pretty sure cause my bro's comp with a quad and 8800GT gets higher frame rates.

i just cleared and cleaned 1/3 of my HD and defraged it gettin some FPS back but still not enough as my bros comp x.x




Metall_pingwin

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#2 10 years ago

Hmm. I don't think it is. Or if it is, that would mean so is mine :p. I don't see where the bottleneck would be. All your specs are very high.




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#3 10 years ago

The 8800GT will account for a bit of a difference, but what CPU does your brother have? IIRC a x2 4200 is a 2.1Ghz? I went from a x2 3800 (@ 2.4Ghz) to a 6750 @2.66 and the jump was pretty big. Looks on papaer to be a small jump but the FPS went up on everything.




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#4 10 years ago

I would bet your CPU is bottlenecking you a bit as well. Don't know how much really.




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#5 10 years ago
The-Bleh-Bleh;4208622I would bet your CPU is bottlenecking you a bit as well. Don't know how much really.

3-5fps which is insignificant in most cases




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#6 10 years ago
arcadeplayer987;42091503-5fps which is insignificant in most cases

I think its a little bit more then that snice his Althon 64 came out months before any 8800 came out.




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#7 10 years ago

It is highly unlikely that your CPU is holding back your graphics card by any significant amount. Much as AMD and intel would like us to think that CPU's need to be updated every month they really don't make that much of a difference.

What that explanation says is that as in a race there is always someone in last place. Same in your PC, even if you spent 20k on high end server kit its still going to be the case. Something always has to come last.

If you want a real increase in frame rate try decreasing the resolution.




ffrookie6

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#8 10 years ago

hmm well like my bro's CPU is an intel quad core >_>

my comp IS an prebuilt from HP with PSU and GTS @_@

he could run my settings with NO PROBLEM and he can run even higher! x_x

(i guess that proves u can play Crysis on High with an 8800 GT)

not only that but he loads applications and things much faster than me x.x

Note: all of our parts are at stock speeds except for my GTS which is OC by BFG.




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#9 10 years ago
VideoslaveI think its a little bit more then that snice his Althon 64 came out months before any 8800 came out.

Nah, a faster CPU will give you a few more FPS, but honestly no matter what Intel/AMD wants you to think any decent dual core is more that capable for gaming.

For gaming, assuming all your hardware is recent, the order of importance goes like this:

1. Video card 2. Ram 3. CPU

hmm well like my bro's CPU is an intel quad core >_> my comp IS an prebuilt from HP with PSU and GTS @_@ he could run my settings with NO PROBLEM and he can run even higher! x_x

Your brother will get higher frame rates from the 8800GT alone. The GT can out do the old GTS by a good bit at times, not to mention that he has double the CPU cores. Your 4200+ is also pretty low on the AMD dual core line anymore.

Whats the complete specs on your brothers computer?

About his computer loading things faster, he may have faster RAM than you do.




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#10 10 years ago

Actually, a quad-core CPU will have no positive effect on games (that are not designed for use on a quad core system) vs. a comparable and similarly clocked, dual-core CPU. That said, your brother's Intel quad-core is probably clocked faster than your Athlon64 X2, not to mention it has a much larger cache amongst other superiorities. Otherwise I agree with Apollo. And as he pointed out, your brother's GT is much more advanced than your "old" GTS and he probably has higher performance RAM than you do. Also, his aftermarket board (likely being performance oriented) is apt to be a notch better than your standard HP board.