Will a GTX 260 bottleneck a C2D E8400 Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Bottleneck Graphics Last response: March 29, 2009 10:42 AM in Graphics & Displays Share balthalzar March 11, 2009 8:40:38 PM will it bottleneck it? More about : gtx 260 bottleneck c2d e8400 djwazzup06 March 11, 2009 8:49:10 PM Maybe if you were to OC the e8400. Otherwise, I don't think it would. Probably the other way around. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card March 11, 2009 9:01:55 PM Not really. The GPU won't bottleneck the CPU, or vice versa. The e8400 runs at 3 GHz, which is pretty much the clockspeed a high end GPU needs to run at nearly its full potential. A e8400 will not bottleneck a 260 or a 280 to any noticeable degree. Related resources Would a GeForce GTX 550 Ti be bottlenecked by an C2D E8400? - Forum MSI GTX 660/760 for my C2D E8400 - Forum Will a C2D E8400 bottleneck a 4890 - Forum will a core 2 duo e8400 bottleneck a gtx 750 ti - Forum How much Gtx 760 will bottleneck C2D e4600? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ravenware March 11, 2009 9:28:48 PM I highly doubt it. The only cards that might hit a ceiling with that chip are a 4870x2 or a GTX 295. nightsilencer March 29, 2009 5:12:15 AM A fast CPU like the E8400 will not bottleneck a Single GPU anytime soon. It's when you go multi-GPU that the CPU will start falling behind. If you only have a single card (the wisest decision in my opinion), the E8400 will not bottleneck any GPU. Plus, let's say that in 2 years or so, the E8400 will start bottlenecking the fastest GPUs around at that time; you just bump that beast to 4ghz and there u go, no bottlenecks again for a long time. The E8400 and all the other high-end Duals will last a good while for games, I believe. They're pretty powerfull little beasts. mactronix a c 130 U Graphics card March 29, 2009 9:46:12 AM +1 Just plain and simple Not an issue Mactronix ravenware March 29, 2009 10:42:57 AM Umm this was addressed like 2 weeks ago Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is my C2D E8400 BottleNecking my HD6970 Forum SolvedWill gtx 670 bottleneck c2d e7500 at stock frequency Forum SolvedHow bad will E8400 GTX 650 TI bottleneck? Forum GTX 580 will bottleneck my E8400 CPU Forum E7300 and GTX 260(216) or E8400 and 9800 GTX+? Forum E8400 + 260GTX + P5K Deluxe Forum SolvedWill Cpu Bottleneck GTX 260 OC Forum SolvedC2D E8400 on an old Dell optiplex 745 SFF MOBo Forum SolvedGaming performance gains upgrading from C2D E8400 to 3570k/4670k? Paired with Sapphire 7850 Forum SolvedDDR3 1333Mhz with G41 Motherboard & C2D E8400 Forum SolvedDDR3 1333Mhz with G41 Motherboard & C2D E8400 Forum Intel GMA 3100 vs GMA X4500 / LGA 775 / C2D E8400 Forum Poor performance with GTX 260 - Bottleneck? Forum Will a q6700 bottleneck sli gtx 260s? Forum Will amd6400 bottleneck a gtx260sli setup at 1920x1080 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !