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Windows 7: So what is this comp's bottleneck?!?!?!?!?!

31 Jan 2010   #11
Billy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't profess to be a fountain of knowledge when it comes to video cards, but is there really a massive difference between an Nvidia 8800GT and an ATI 4870? The CPU is certainly going to have an impact. And your hard drive would primary cause slower loading times...but I don't think would have a big impact on FPS?
Here is an article on graphics cards, there should be a noticable difference, especially in higher resolutions, between the Nvidia 8800GT and the ATI 4870.

Far Cry 2 PC VGA Graphics performance review


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31 Jan 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Your CPU is useless. 2.2GHz of slow quad cores is not conducive to gaming. It will not push the GPU which is not being utilized properly.
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31 Jan 2010   #13
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Your CPU is useless. 2.2GHz of slow quad cores is not conducive to gaming. It will not push the GPU which is not being utilized properly.
This coming from a guy with a phenom logo as his avitar. I wonder if your computer support faster ram? You are running ddr-800, if the board supports ddr-1066 you would have a large increase in transfer speed of in-ram data to the video card.

Read the following thread:
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s....php?p=5549636
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31 Jan 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Your CPU is useless. 2.2GHz of slow quad cores is not conducive to gaming. It will not push the GPU which is not being utilized properly.
This coming from a guy with a phenom logo as his avitar. I wonder if your computer support faster ram? You are running ddr-800, if the board supports ddr-1066 you would have a large increase in transfer speed of in-ram data to the video card.

Read the following thread:
Bottleknecks Help On Understanding Them - Overclockers Forums
The laptop processor in my system specs is better than this slow quad-core - games need high clock speed combined with cache and architecture - and 2.2GHz will choke any modern game. As for transfer speed, that will be negligible, quantity counts for RAM, not speed (as much).
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31 Jan 2010   #15
ccatlett1984

 

I beg to differ on pure hertz being the defining spec. I happen to run close to that setup, and have no lag issues at all. I only play on lan servers, but my fps never drops below 60.
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31 Jan 2010   #16
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
I beg to differ on pure hertz being the defining spec. I happen to run close to that setup, and have no lag issues at all. I only play on lan servers, but my fps never drops below 60.
Lan is different to Crysis - and I did mention cache+architecture. Clock speed is important along with these two for games. Have you tried Crysis on high at 1920x1080?
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31 Jan 2010   #17
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
I beg to differ on pure hertz being the defining spec. I happen to run close to that setup, and have no lag issues at all. I only play on lan servers, but my fps never drops below 60.
Lan is different to Crysis - and I did mention cache+architecture. Clock speed is important along with these two for games. Have you tried Crysis on high at 1920x1080?
The OP is playing CSS, did you pull Crysis out of a hat? CSS is not a comp killer like crysis. And yes i have tried crysis on high, with my two cards in crossfire i was able to keep ~18fps min, but I know that my hardware isnt up to playing it maxed.
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31 Jan 2010   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
I beg to differ on pure hertz being the defining spec. I happen to run close to that setup, and have no lag issues at all. I only play on lan servers, but my fps never drops below 60.
Lan is different to Crysis - and I did mention cache+architecture. Clock speed is important along with these two for games. Have you tried Crysis on high at 1920x1080?
The OP is playing CSS, did you pull Crysis out of a hat? CSS is not a comp killer like crysis. And yes i have tried crysis on high, with my two cards in crossfire i was able to keep ~18fps min, but I know that my hardware isnt up to playing it maxed.
End this - not much can play Crysis maxed - and high is the second highest option. I hold that a low clock speed is a bottleneck even on old games like CSS.
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31 Jan 2010   #19
ccatlett1984

 

End what?
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31 Jan 2010   #20
Billy

 

I'm going to agree that it's the CPU that is the bottleneck. What is your Front Side Bus set to?

We have very comparable computers. Here is a picture of my CS:S all settings maxed at 1680x1050 resolution

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