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 Post subject: The "CPU bottleneck" explained
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:50 pm 
Smithfield
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I think this video sums it up best.



tl;dw - The "CPU bottleneck" is a condition where the CPU is so busy with processing the game that it doesn't get much time to send render commands to the GPU. i.e., you're CPU is at 100% utilization when running the game.

That's the only criteria.


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 Post subject: Re: The "CPU bottleneck" explained
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:44 pm 
Little Foot
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So it seems like it's actually hard to bottle neck a CPU. I;ve heard from some that my own i5-3350P isint likely to get bottle necked with any GPU out as of the 700 series without sli going. Which to me makes me figure the common recommendation of buying i5s over i7s is fairly good advice.


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 Post subject: Re: The "CPU bottleneck" explained
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:56 am 
Smithfield
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While that's true, don't be afraid to recommend lower-end processors. A gaming rig should have a majority of its budget directed to the GPU.


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 Post subject: Re: The "CPU bottleneck" explained
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:11 am 
Little Foot
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Of course I as I stated I run a slightly lower mid range i5 still a good cpu I think I was noting more how I likely will not have to upgrade my cpu until I replace the motherboard unless I buy a sli set up for my gpu. As any single card won't bottleneck me.


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