hello, i am thinking about upgrading my graphics from an hd 4850 to a 4870 or 4850x2. my fear is that i will spend the money and relize that it is bottlenecked by my cpu. here are my specs:
CPU: intel core 2 duo e8500 OCed to 4Ghz (445x9.0)
MOBO: asus p5q pro
RAM: 4(2x2)GB of gskill ddr2-800
GPU: visionteck HD 4850
my processor is only a dual core and it will have to manage an upper end graphics card if i do this upgrade. on the other hand i have overclocked it to 4Ghz and i can get another .2 or .3Ghz out if necessary.
If you have any useful answers to my question or anything useful to add please respond.