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Will my CPU bottleneck a GTX 295?

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March 24, 2009 6:31:17 AM

Hey People =D

Just need to find out something, I have a C2D E8400 OC to 3.59 Ghz EP45-DS4P mobo and 4 Gigs of G.skill 1066 RAm. Will this set up bottleneck a EVGA GTX 295?

I play at 1280x1000, will be getting a 20" monitor in a couple weeks. I LAN alot so don't want anything too big =D

Thanks in advance for your help.

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March 24, 2009 7:10:43 AM

no, i do not think it will bottleneck anything, your systems pretty good but maybe you should consider upgrading to a quad first :p  and nice monitor btw xD
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March 24, 2009 8:36:35 AM

No, your CPU will not bottleneck a GTX 295 but your monitor sure will.
Running such a GPU at 1280x1024, or even the 1680x1050 I assume your new monitor to be, will be massive overkill.
Unless you are running at 1920x1200 or higher, you do not need a GTX 295.

A single 4850/4870/GTX 260 is more than powerful enough for your new monitor and a 4670 or 4830 should give you quite a bit of power on your current display.

Unless you are planning on Folding in your spare cycles, your planned GPU will just be wasting $ and energy.
March 24, 2009 9:38:29 AM

I didn't go 1920x1200 because I figured I would be able to max out games longer on a smaller display i.e: 1680x1050

I haven't bought my monitor yet, but my card is arriving on Friday! I still have time to change my monitor that I want to buy... Just means I will be having a few more LAN's at my house =D

LOLz, just thinking about it, it is going to be funny seeing the FPS on DOTA with a GTX 295 on a 19". I am guessing somewhere in the region of 600 FPS, unless the engine is capped =(

March 24, 2009 9:47:28 AM

"no, i do not think it will bottleneck anything, your systems pretty good but maybe you should consider upgrading to a quad first :p  and nice monitor btw xD"

I only game so a quad isn't going to give me much in the way of FPS, next year I plan on upgrading to I7. Until then I will be working a few more weekends to earn the money =O
March 24, 2009 10:37:22 AM

Hi JPunisher, I have a ATI 4850 with a Samsung 20", and a C2D E8400 @ 3.69. My system flies with all games so your new setup should kick some.
March 24, 2009 2:50:15 PM

Nice Find =D

Good compromise between size and res! Too bad I live in South Africa or I could have put in an order for this baby... Now I need to find one in SA -_- This may take a while
August 9, 2009 4:03:37 AM

Upgrading to a better CPU so it may run more powerful cards in the future. a c2d is really cutting it close.
August 9, 2009 10:59:06 AM

^ yeah, like anyone is going to be able to afford i9 other than Psychosaysdie.
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August 9, 2009 7:50:55 PM

:whistle: 

*something about a four and a half month old thread*
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June 14, 2010 5:08:26 PM

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