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Will my e8400 at 3.6ghz bottleneck a 5870?

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September 30, 2009 12:32:51 PM

Will my e8400 at 3.6ghz bottleneck a 5870?

I'm just wondering because if my e8400 is bottlenecking a 5870 that means that I would need to go pick up an i5/i5mobo/ddr3 for an extra 500$ (or so), and id rather not at this time :p  (not strapped for cash atm)

Drop by and let me know.

Thanks.
a c 125 U Graphics card
September 30, 2009 12:39:12 PM

Well i think there might be some CPU bottleneck, my E8400 @ 4.05ghz slightly bottlenecks 2 hd4870's in crossfire and that 5870 is faster than 2x4870's.

I dnt think it will bottleneck alot, but maybe slightly.
a c 130 U Graphics card
September 30, 2009 12:42:01 PM

ellyo414 said:
Will my e8400 at 3.6ghz bottleneck a 5870?

I'm just wondering because if my e8400 is bottlenecking a 5870 that means that I would need to go pick up an i5/i5mobo/ddr3 for an extra 500$ (or so), and id rather not at this time :p  (not strapped for cash atm)

Drop by and let me know.

Thanks.


It probably would, but at a socket 775 you could get a Q9XXX, could you not?

Lemme know if you'll sell the e8400 ;) 
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September 30, 2009 8:27:33 PM

Well I guess I could go for a q9 but 775 is slowly getting outdated... and i5 just seems the better choice at this point in time...

I'm pretty sure my e8400 is from a bad batch because I can't even load Windows at 4.0ghz 9 x 444 with a voltage of 1.4 and my 1000 mhz rated ram running at 800 mhz, 5 5 5 15 timings =/

Even right now at 3.6 my e8400 reaches mid/high 60's on intelburn test, which doesn't make sense because I'm running an OCZ vendetta 2 with OCZ freeze extreme TP.
a c 79 U Graphics card
September 30, 2009 8:34:41 PM

if there is going to be bottleneck, you'll only get like 240fps instead of 300....

don't sweat it lol
September 30, 2009 9:20:46 PM

^+1, it will bottle, but only at low res, 1680x1050 w/4xAA, NO WAY
September 30, 2009 9:21:58 PM

i plan to game at 1920x1080 max aa
September 30, 2009 9:27:58 PM

no bottle there
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