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 How much Gtx 760 will bottleneck C2D e4600? - Forum How bad will E8400 GTX 650 TI bottleneck? - 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 SolvedWill gtx 670 bottleneck c2d e7500 at stock frequency Forum Is my C2D E8400 BottleNecking my HD6970 Forum will a core 2 duo e8400 bottleneck a gtx 750 ti Forum GTX 580 will bottleneck my E8400 CPU Forum SolvedWill Cpu Bottleneck GTX 260 OC Forum E7300 and GTX 260(216) or E8400 and 9800 GTX+? Forum E8400 + 260GTX + P5K Deluxe 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 Poor performance with GTX 260 - Bottleneck? Forum Will a q6700 bottleneck sli gtx 260s? Forum Will amd6400 bottleneck a gtx260sli setup at 1920x1080 Forum Upgrading: does Athlon X2 5600+ bottleneck GTX 260? 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 !