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#1 GammaWing

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:52 AM

Hello!

I am planning to buy a new Gigabyte GTX 570 (OCED Edition) instead of my GTS 250.
My current specs are:

Generic 500W PSU (Will buy a SeaSonic 620W PSU with the GTX 570)
Intel E8400 @ 3.0 GHZ
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
Patriot 4GB 800MHZ RAM
Gigabyte Nvidia GTS 250 1024MB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

Now, after looking in the web, I have seen some people talking about bottlenecks.. and it got me worried.
If I'll buy a 570, will I get a bottleneck with my current spec?
If so, what will this bottleneck do? (What kind of effects it has)
Will it be severe? (like massive FPS drops in games)
Also, if necessary, I game at very high resolutions (1920X1200) with a 26 Inch Samsung syncmaster T260HD (High resolutions are very GFX card dependent right?)
and before you say it (if you'll say it), unfortunately, there is no way for me to also change my motherboard and processor (I am planning on getting an I5 2500k in the future with a new motherboard and 8GB or ram, 2X4 kit)
right now.

Thanks

Edited by GammaWing, 18 August 2011 - 08:30 AM.


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#2 killerx525

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:30 AM

It depends on the game but what i do know is that GTA IV will definitely bottleneck since it loves quad cores. Pretty much the processor can not keep up with the GPU and you would probably get low FPS because of that although the GPU has the potential to achieve higher FPS. You would get 1 or 2GB graphics card. I game at that resolution with my 1GB card and it works well.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:41 AM

It depends on the game but what i do know is that GTA IV will definitely bottleneck since it loves quad cores. Pretty much the processor can not keep up with the GPU and you would probably get low FPS because of that although the GPU has the potential to achieve higher FPS. You would get 1 or 2GB graphics card. I game at that resolution with my 1GB card and it works well.


I appreciate your response. But please people, what are you opinions on this matter? please, help me so I can avoid future problems with bottlenecks..

Edited by GammaWing, 18 August 2011 - 08:41 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

There is no gurantee that it will bottleneck on certain games, the only way to find out if it is bottlenecking is to try the card it self.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:45 AM

so, with my current specs and a GTX 570, will I have better performance than with the GTS 250 ? (considering the fact that using the GTX 570 might cause a bottleneck)

Edited by GammaWing, 19 August 2011 - 04:45 AM.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:57 AM

Chances are that it would probably have better performance then the GTS250.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:07 PM

It may have a slightly better performance, but like killer suggested, gaming not only relies on your Graphics card, but your Proccessor.

When i had high end games installed, I was running Geforce 7600 with an AMD dual core @ 2.4mHz.
Fps average: 20-30

I scapped the 7600 and got me an 8800 OC edition, but kept my cpu
Fps average: 30-35

After changing my processor to an AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edi. my FPS sky rocketed.
Fps average: 70-85

I run all my games widescreen at 1920x1200 on my 32" Acer HD screen, and with settings maxed. Some of the newer games are set to high instead of very high due to my graphics card right now, but moral of this:

Unless someone is running the exact same as you, they can't give you a straight answer. CPU and GPU work together. If one is out of line, it will bottleneck to the weaker of the 2.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:47 PM

What i would do lnow is save up for a new system or you can use the GTX570 and the Seasonic power supply for the new build.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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