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Windows 7: what is "bottlenecking" ?

09 Apr 2014   #1

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what is "bottlenecking" ?

ummmm ... I have a 450W PSU , and recently im thinking about buying a GPU , but ... i have no idea what should be good for me , so i made a research , and on game-debate , i searched for i3-3220 , and they said this GPU should be the GPU that fits with my CPU prefectly , and some higher end GPU will bottleneck my CPU , and idk what that means .... so i thought i should ask some real professional here , not some stupid website that have a dude always recommend amd CPU over intel and says like "u need this u need that , dont buy for that one god give a damn about your opinion or your need , just buy that"

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09 Apr 2014   #2

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In any computer system there will always be something that is limiting performance. That something will be known as the bottleneck and it might be said that it is bottlenecking performance. That bottleneck might be the CPU, memory, the GPU, the hard drive, or something else. Upgrading the component that is the weak link limiting performance will not eliminate the bottleneck but move it to something else. This is inevitable.

Before an upgrade you need to determine what the bottle neck is for the most important aspect of performance. That way you will obtain the greatest benefits at the lowest cost. Otherwise you can spend a lot of money on an upgrade that provides little gain. Unfortunately this is very common.
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09 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

hmmmm , ty , so i guess buying a CPU only is a good thing after all , but still .... if i get Graphics Cards - HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 , then my bottlenecky thingy will just be the ram ? i have seen alot of recommend for that GPU
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09 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am not a gamer so cannot give any specific recommendations. I will leave that to others.
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09 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

oh kk ty
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09 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

your i3 processor will always be on the lower end of the power scale when it comes to gaming.

a 7790 will give you the abilty to play games, but dont expect to be maxing out the latest games at 1080p.
but lowering the setting in game to medium and or low will give you decent playable frame rates.

if you want a decent but budget gpu, check out the Gtx 750ti, its a bargain of a card for the performance youll get in return.
I think it would perfectly suit your needs.
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09 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

well .... my monitor is 4:3 .... but well i did think about buy a 1080p monitor .... i found this GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 700 Series - GV-N75TOC-2GI .... i guess i'll buy that one , ty for your suggestion
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09 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

thats a great choice! and more than ample for your current monitor and even when you jump to 1080p youll still get great frame rates.
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09 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ty
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10 Apr 2014   #10

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Bottlenecking in general refers to the one component in a computer that keeps the rest of the computer from performing at it's best. An example may be if you have a 780 TI and a core2duo, the 780TI can't perform at it's best because of the CPU. If you were to replace the C2D with a much better CPU, for instance a 4770K or a 4930K, the 780TI would perform at it's maximum. You would see much better graphics performance than you did with the Core2Duo. In the case mentioned first, the Core2Duo would be bottlenecking the 780TI.
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