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Will a GTX 260 bottleneck a C2D E8400

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 11, 2009 8:40:38 PM

will it bottleneck it?

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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.
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.
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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.
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.
a c 130 U Graphics card
March 29, 2009 9:46:12 AM


Just plain and simple Not an issue

Mactronix :) 
March 29, 2009 10:42:57 AM

Umm this was addressed like 2 weeks ago