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 Post subject: real world cpu requirements for gtx 470?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:40 pm 
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Was just wondering how bottle necked my gtx 470 is by my processor, which is a athlon x2 6000+ (dual 3.1ghz)

i use the computer mostly for folding, but occasionally game( starcraft2, and WOW style games mostly)

would a newer processor such as a Phenom II X4 925(2.8ghz) benefit the card and increase frame rates? and would it be enough to notice on screen?

(only reason i mention that particular processor is that's the fastest 95w cpu my mobo supports)

and if its relevant at all i am running windows 7 64bit with 4gb of el cheepo ebay ram, some 500gb sata drive, and have the computer hooked up to a 27" lcd tv( vga currently until i get an extra hdmi cable)


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 Post subject: Re: real world cpu requirements for gtx 470?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:15 am 
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Hmm, that 27" is probably 720p? If so, you probably won't notice any frame rate increase, as that resolution is putting absolutely no stress at all on the card. Not to say you wouldn't get any, but you probably wouldn't notice them.

However, upgrading your processor would help with level load times, zone change times, and it would help in WOW in raid enviroments.


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 Post subject: Re: real world cpu requirements for gtx 470?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:26 am 
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mk96 wrote:
Was just wondering how bottle necked my gtx 470 is by my processor, which is a athlon x2 6000+ (dual 3.1ghz)

i use the computer mostly for folding, but occasionally game( starcraft2, and WOW style games mostly)

would a newer processor such as a Phenom II X4 925(2.8ghz) benefit the card and increase frame rates? and would it be enough to notice on screen?

(only reason i mention that particular processor is that's the fastest 95w cpu my mobo supports)

and if its relevant at all i am running windows 7 64bit with 4gb of el cheepo ebay ram, some 500gb sata drive, and have the computer hooked up to a 27" lcd tv( vga currently until i get an extra hdmi cable)


something is wrong with your machine... you have a GTX 470 and a dual 3.1 Ghz + 4GB RAM..........and ur getting low FPS on ur game @ 720p ? Cuz my video card is even lower spec than yours (GTX 260 which is 2 years older than GTX 470) and AMD X4 Phenom II + 4GB RAM and I am getting about 45 FPS on Battlefield Bad Company2 @ 1080p and 8AA/16AF resolution.


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 Post subject: Re: real world cpu requirements for gtx 470?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:04 am 
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I didn't say it had low frame rates, just was wondering if a faster processor would prevent my card from being bottlenecked.


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 Post subject: Re: real world cpu requirements for gtx 470?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:25 am 
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Your playing WoW and SC2. Weather its BNed or not, you only going to get the same 60FPS all the time anyway. Neither of those games even rely on high FPS to begin with.\

As for the fold, yes, of course your 470 is bottle necked. That proc was bottle necking the video cards that came out at the same time that IT did.


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