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Which Bottlenecks First? Pt2

by HerrRolf / October 10, 2005 1:43 AM PDT

Is it the CPU or Video card that is the main culprit in lowering game performance? In other words, I have an AMD 2700+ (~2.01 GHz) and a 9600XT. If I were to uprade one, which one should it be to boost gaming performance? Thanks.

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Where part 1?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2005 2:00 AM PDT

No need to go over the same ground.

In closing, why not use sites such as to compare what makes a difference?


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Robert, his pt 1, inadvertantly
by Ray Harinec / October 10, 2005 3:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Where part 1?

had NT in the subject line, thus I recco'd that he create new and send a modalert asking to remove the original and my thread along with it.

His first was (NT) Which Bottlenecks first"

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Bottleneck is not just
by billzhills / October 10, 2005 3:36 AM PDT

CPU and Video. Gonna dump some web sites on you. System performace hinges on too many factors for my poor writing skills.

Some of the infromation may be old but still relevent.

A custom PC configuration guide.

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Thank you
by HerrRolf / October 10, 2005 4:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Bottleneck is not just

Thank you all for the help.

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