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 GPU bottlenecked by an e8400 ? - Forum C2d good for gaming?? - Forum Poor game performance with GTX 260 SLI - Forum Is the GTX 260 too high for dual-core E6500? - Forum GTX 260 overclock - 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: ForumEVGA GTX 260 SLI benchmark results ForumC2D e8400 OC help ForumE8400 + 260GTX + P5K Deluxe ForumUpgrade Suggestions needed: Upgrade from C2D E8400 + P5K-VM to ... ForumWill my CPU bottleneck a GTX 295? ForumPoor performance with GTX 260 - Bottleneck ? ForumWill my CPU bottleneck a GTX 260 216 55nm? Forumq6600 bottleneck GTX260 sli ForumGTX 260 (55n 216) on PCI-E 1.1? bottleneck the bus? ForumWill a stock Q6600 bottleneck a GTX260 Core 216 ForumE8400 core 2 dua vs. Phenom ii 550 - just curious ForumNo POST with new video card Forum4850x2 vs 260 OC....mostly WoW, which would you choose? ForumGTX 280 DEAD? ForumCat 9.2 drivers will not load 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 !