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Thread: GTX460 with an E6400 on a P5N-E
12-29-10, 05:31 PM #1
GTX460 with an E6400 on a P5N-E
My boss just got COD Black Ops for Christmas. I had to go and update his video drivers for it to even load without locking up. Default resolution is 1024x768, and bumping it up from that results in some stuttering. He has a 9800 GT now. A GTX 460 seems like the obvious upgrade, but would it be badly held back by the rest of his system?Not really a repo man.
12-29-10, 05:54 PM #2
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It would be bottlenecked badly, dont even know if there would be an improvement.
12-29-10, 06:34 PM #3
Has anyone reading this done a similar upgrade?Not really a repo man.
12-29-10, 08:09 PM #4
I can play it pretty well with my setup. I played it a bit on my old system: e6300 + 2gb + 8800gt and going to a new cpu raised my fps quite a bit. However, it was still more than playable on my old system and I killed tons and tons of folks with it. I still can't turn up some stuff like AA/AF, but my fps stays above 50 and is usually around 80ish.
I'd think a nicely clocked quad would do better than a new GPU for the time being.i7 970 @ 4.2ghz - 1.275v
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12-29-10, 08:19 PM #5Not really a repo man.
12-30-10, 06:03 AM #6
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E6400 is a weak CPU for modern DX10 and DX11 games, it is low clocked and with just 2 Mb L2 memory; yes, it would be a bottleneck.
E8400 + 9800GT > E6400 + GTX460
The motherboard you mentioned is nForce 650 SLI, so get another 9800GT in the future. SLI in that mobo 9800GT would be almost as good as GTX460 768 Mb.
Browse that chart and you will see that a 9800GT is about half the speed of GTX460 768 Mb.
Last edited by Artas1984; 12-30-10 at 06:09 AM.
01-03-11, 09:53 PM #7
Between this thread, and reading some others about Black Ops, a CPU upgrade seems to be the obvious choice. I recommended that he buy a Q9505, and he ordered it today. Thanks.Not really a repo man.
01-05-11, 04:46 PM #8
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would help posting rest of system specs to see what is the bottleneck
01-05-11, 10:17 PM #9Not really a repo man.
01-06-11, 11:34 AM #10
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hi i also have a p5n-e sli with an e6750, bought black ops and after a day of trying to play it , burned out my 8800 gts, replaced that with a asus engtx460 768mb and it studders badly, i have 4gb of ram, i think my e6750 is bottlenecking my new video card, dont know if best chice would be a q9505 or change motherboard and get a amd x4 but then would have to buy new ram and also might have to buy a new windows 7 as my version now it tied to my p5n-e sli, anyone have any suggestions? would overclocking my e6750 help? new to that so if someone could explain how to do it if it would help, thanks
01-09-11, 12:13 AM #11
The issue here is DPC latency, which affects GTX460's in socket 775 systems. I figured it out today with my system, and it really sucks. nVidia doesn't have a fix for it, and it doesn't look like they really care.ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 | 2500K @ 4.6GHz | 2x4GB Samsung DDR3 | GTX 750 Ti 2GB
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01-15-11, 11:18 AM #12
I received and installed the Q9505. With all at default speeds, it went from just under 10,000 points in 3D Mark 06 to 13,000. Black Ops ran smoothly at 1152x864, with all other settings at default. I don't know if would have dropped the frame rates too low to go to a higher resolution, I didn't try. My boss is happy.Not really a repo man.