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Will my Core2Duo E4500 bottleneck a 6790 or a 6850

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June 16, 2011 9:57:01 AM

Will my Core2Duo E4500 @ 2.20 GHz be a bottleneck for a 6790 or 6850 ?

2GB Ram
1440 x 900 LG monitor
June 16, 2011 10:15:42 AM

Yes it definitely will. What is your current graphics card? Although the bottle neck will be there, you will still be able to play games at good FPS on that resolution. Dont expect cpu heavy games like gta4 and SC2 to show huge improvements but FPS shooters and other games should run just fine.
June 16, 2011 10:47:14 AM

I don't currently have a graphic card.

well i am in for playing games like Crysis , COD , MOH , BFBC so will there be a bottleneck for these games too ?

How come is 6790 a bottleneck when the only difference between a 6790 and a 6770 is the bus-width ?
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June 16, 2011 11:48:46 AM

ok in the end what should i go for Sapphire 5770 VaporX or Sapphire 6790 ?
a b U Graphics card
a c 239 K Overclocking
June 16, 2011 12:26:03 PM

Get GEforce 9600Gt or GTS 450 it worth for your cpun if you want use HD5770 check your psu , don't say it you use psu from stock case .
June 16, 2011 12:36:38 PM

i have a Corsair VX450 PSU

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June 16, 2011 2:24:25 PM
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Ok, tell me first, are you planning a new system(CPU+mobo+ram) within 6 months? If yes, get the 6850. You can carry that over to the new build and it also has great CF scaling too. If not, get the 5750 or 5770. I think all the games you listed will work fine(i mean cpu will bottleneck the card, but overall the games will be playable at decent settings), apart from maybe BFBC. That game is indeed a CPU intensive one. SO, it all depends whether you will upgrade or not. :)  GL.
June 16, 2011 2:28:52 PM

well i am not planning on upgrading any time soon so i think i'll go with the 5770 VaporX
June 16, 2011 2:29:51 PM

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