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Will i bottleneck with this upgrade?

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January 6, 2009 8:49:02 PM

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.

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January 6, 2009 9:00:48 PM

lol, no. The E8500 at 4Ghz will handle it, easily.
January 6, 2009 9:16:27 PM

^Ditto. At 4GHZ you are fine.
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January 6, 2009 9:24:11 PM

good, dual core processors are officaly dieing and i wanted to be sure it can handle all these 'newer' GPUs
January 6, 2009 11:17:40 PM

They are in NO way 'dieing'. They are the new standard if you ask me. As long as it's decent, at least/around 3ghz, it is better than most anything out there.
January 6, 2009 11:49:23 PM

OCed E8400/E8500 are still holding crown in many recent games, it will take a while (and game programmer effort) to change that.
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