Am i having a bottleneck in my rig?

February 26, 2013 at 04:34:39
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, it has been bugging me for a while, but is my GPU causing a bottleneck in my system?

CPU= Intel core I7 3770k @4.2Ghz.
RAM= 16Gb 1333mhz 4x 4gb modules
HDD= 750Gb seagate.

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February 26, 2013 at 06:14:35
"is my GPU causing a bottleneck in my system"

Yep. And so is your RAM, & so is your mechanical HDD. But if you're happy with the performance, that's all that matters.

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February 26, 2013 at 06:14:39
Never mind. Riider beat me to it.

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February 26, 2013 at 08:40:05
Not necessarily. If you are using your computer for word processing on a screen with a resolution of 1,080x768 then the GPU is probably not causing a bottleneck in your system. Neither is it if you are using your system as a database server, or as a web server, or if you are running DOS on it (unlikely!). On the other hand, if you are trying to run a flight simulator displaying on 3 monitors each with a resolution of 2,560x1,440 with all detail settings at the highest level, then it's entirely possible that the GPU is throttling your system.

There are no absolutes to performance; it depends upon the task being done, the operating system, and your requirements. In some sense every component in every system is causing a bottleneck for any application. None of them allow the system to give an instantaneous response. Whether that matters or not is another matter.

Performance bottlenecks can only be determined by doing methodical analysis of recorded performance and then changing one variable at a time to ascertain what difference it makes. Just as there is no best operating system, there is no best GPU. It all depends upon what you want to do.

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February 26, 2013 at 08:47:16
Good points. I assumed the question was related to gaming.

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February 26, 2013 at 10:24:27
Have you looked at Control Panel> performance information and tools?

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February 27, 2013 at 02:04:06

I have,

They are as follows
Processor : 7.9
Memory : 7.9
Graphics: 6.2
Gaming Graphics : 6.5
Primary hard disk : 5.9

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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February 27, 2013 at 02:13:06
The main thing I use it for is 3D Rendering, Video editing and general Photoshop and illustrator use.

The Only games i play ATM is Minecraft which runs Extremely high fps with a average of 600+, Im assuming its because its not a graphical game.

But then i get to Battlefield 3 where i dont get more than 35 on LOW settings which i dont understand.

Operating system is Win7 ultimate 64bit.
screen res is 1600x900 nothing fancy

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