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Old 04-13-2012, 07:30 AM   #16
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You've got it the wrong way around, the Athlon is the bottleneck.
This is definitely the case here.

There's no reason for OP to upgrade his GPU past what he has in my opinion. It'd be a waste of money.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:10 AM   #17
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The load that is placed on the CPU and GPU can vary quite a bit depending on the games/apps you run. The CPU has to produce the frames and the GPU has to render the frames. When I am in the market for a new GPU because it may be faltering a bit, I normally buy the best card I can find within my budget. I don't really even worry about a bottleneck because I will more than likely use this same card when I decide to get a new CPU.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #18
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This is definitely the case here.

There's no reason for OP to upgrade his GPU past what he has in my opinion. It'd be a waste of money.
Combined below.

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You've got it the wrong way around, the Athlon is the bottleneck.
Then pretty much all AM3 is "bottlenecked" for 6850+ then ?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=122

The Phenom II X4 965 isn't even giving that much of an increase.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=122 To me the i5 isn't either (in games).. But it doesn't say if they even paired it up with a GPU/same GPU..
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