GPU bottleneck CPU much?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sambo110, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    If I had the 4850 and the i7, would the i7 still give improvements to gaming and such, or is the 4850 going to completely bottleneck it? I am worried it will.
     
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    CPU doesn't have nearly the impact on gaming as the GPU.

    The 4850 is going to be far more of a bottleneck since you've got a desktop CPU and mobile GPU.
     
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    Is this confirmed?
     
  4. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Would the i7 increase performance at all? I've seen the iMac run crysis on high and it runs it fine, so the 4850 should be good. Might end up waiting for hte next refresh, hopefully get a better graphics card.
     
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    It doesn't even use GDDR5.

    In any case, its a mid-2008 technology card.

    In games like crysis, having 8 virtual cores instead of only 2 total could definitely help some. For basic computing though, 3.06 C2D is still pretty quick.
     
  6. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do the iMacs usually get an update every 6 months, or is it 12. I think buyin one now would still be good if I got the money, but would also like a better card. Guess that's not important though, as long as I can play games on high at 30 fps, which this can.
     
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