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Is Your Gaming Rig Being Bottlenecked??
   Linus Tech Tips
  Published: 2 weeks ago

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Everyone hates bottlenecks. It’s a common question on our forums to ask whether a part will be a bottleneck… But what does a bottleneck even look like, and how can you avoid one?

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8 hours ago
My rig doesn't have this problem but I built it with an end goal in mind. Light video production/streaming and gaming. Its nothing special really but it does the job. i7 6700, 16GB Corsair LPX and a GTX 970. Does everything I need and plays games in high quality. I love my machine and it didn't break the bank. I think it came out at about £800-900 :)


9 hours ago
Err, am I the only one seeing that graphs show information opposite to what Linus is saying?


10 hours ago
I found the bottleneck on my computer >>> $$$ MONEY $$$ <<<


15 hours ago
Will my i7-7700(non-k) ever bottleneck any gpu?


19 hours ago
Lmao I have a GTX 1060 6GB with a fuckin AMD FX 4300


20 hours ago
I've got an i7 7700 with a Gtx 1060 3gb and idk how to tell lol


21 hours ago
I was pissed off when I bought a cheapo $500 HP Walmart Laptop, and while most of the tech in the laptop was decent, they put a 40+-year-old plater hard drive in it instead of an SSD, entirely slowing everything with the system down. Aholes... HP!


22 hours ago
is there some calculator you can use to see how good your cpu and gpu work paired?


1 day ago
Not if you buy a Pre-Built.


1 day ago
the way he says 1280x1024 makes it look like a super low res......







the native resolution of my monitor is 1280x1024, I feel offended >:|
* unscubscribes *


1 day ago
The "popular but pretty obsolete cpu" is in my rig now and doing just fine thank you ;)


2 days ago
Yes


2 days ago
Will an i5 8600K bottleneck a GTX 1070?


2 days ago
Mate...if you don't like wasting money you're doing it wrong.


2 days ago
I bought a system with an i5-6400 and a gtx1060 3gb and I noticed the FPS is 20-30 less than expected so I took out the 1060 and put it in my old rig with a pretty good i7-2600 and holy crap the performance went up way more than I expected so I’m going to update my h170 bios and slap a i7-7700k so then I have more space to upgrade later to a mobo that supports overclocking since I have a water cooling solution.


3 days ago
So if my cpu renders slower than my gpu in blender, is my system being bottlenecked?


3 days ago
I have a FX 6300 with a GTX 1050, 8gb ddr3 and im being bottlenecked :\ I think I will buy a Ryzen 3 1300x is this a good option?


3 days ago
gt 1030*


3 days ago
yes.


3 days ago
Linus U say u play on csgo with more then 130 fps on an gtx 1030 but.....
Im playing on an gtx 460 SE and im having more then 300 fps in game and over 250 in benchmark
explain plz


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