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Will a G860 CPU bottleneck a Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card?

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June 7, 2013 6:10:37 AM

My video card died and a very nice person is giving me their GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card to replace it since I do not have the money to do so on my own at this time. So I am curious as to whether my processor, which is a Intel G860 Pentium 3.0Ghz dual-core processor will bottleneck the video card.

Here are the specs on the CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the specs on the video card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you for your answers in advance.
June 7, 2013 6:15:35 AM

Seeing as you are getting it for free it doesn't matter. Use it and enjoy.

As with all dual core CPUs, most games will run fine. For any CPU heavy ones that really need quad cores to run well you'll have issues. So it will be hit and miss depending on what you play.
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June 7, 2013 6:18:49 AM

Nope, it will run just fine.
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June 7, 2013 6:26:30 AM

a G860 would be fine,it will not bottleneck the gtx 460;it is quite cpu a good at that price.
what res. are u playing at?
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what psu do u have?
still i'll recommend you to upgrade at least to an i5-3450 or i3-3220;but do not have the money then as i said earlier you would be just fine bro....
i also has an athlon x2 245 paired with a hd 7750 and it just works fine,it would have been little more if my processor would have been decent enough so go for it buddy and if u plan to upgrade ur gpu in future then upgrade at least to an i5-3450 of i5-3570k would be a good choice...best of luck
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June 7, 2013 6:53:47 AM

LoneGreyWolf20 said:
Thank you for your responses.

To answer some of the questions, I am mostly a MMO gamer. I play LotRO, WoW, and GW2. The other game that I play is Skyrim.

The resolution that I play at is 1680x1050 as that's my monitor's native resolution. My PSU is this one here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



GW2 may drop fps a little bit in very crowded areas. It happens to me with i3 2120 and gtx560. But the G860 + GTX460 SE is overall a goo setup. You should be fine.
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June 7, 2013 7:09:35 AM

yup as is said u would be fine;my hd77501 and athlon x2 245 runs skyrim at 35-45(1600x900 res.) fps on high settings with some tricky adjustments and at 1680x1050 res. u would just be fine...u should be able to play skyrim on ultra with 35+ fps and the 256bit bus provides good AA:) 
here's a link,you can check how well it performs on your pc:
http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=625&gam...
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