Will my processor bottleneck a new graphics card?

I have an AMD 64 4400+ X2
i'm going to puchase an HD4770 soon
will my processor bottleneck this card?
if yes.. will i still have smooth frame rates?
i don't need 100 frames+
60-ish is fine by me
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  1. Possibly....but only when at lower resolutions when you'll likely be getting 60+fps anyway!
  2. so let's say i'm playing a game where the HD4770 is bottlenecked at 60 frames (when it should be getting 100)
    if i turn on AA would it remain at 60fps? or drop even lower?
  3. NO it should remain the same.... Infact if u ever come across a CPU bottleneck you should turn up all the settings until the framerate shows a drop....This ensures your using your graphics card to its full potential.
  4. smoggy12345 said:
    NO it should remain the same.... Infact if u ever come across a CPU bottleneck you should turn up all the settings until the framerate shows a drop....This ensures your using your graphics card to its full potential.


    oh good
    that's exactly what i was thinking i should do :)
    that's the main reason i'm getting a 1920x1080 monitor
  5. 1920x1080 should not show any bottlenecks...although your CPU is quite weak by todays standards....Try overclocking it.
  6. i have this motherboard
    http://www.ocinside.de/html/results/mainboard_foxconn_mcp61sm2ma_ers2h.html

    i hear it's rather weak for overclocking
    200Mhz + at most they say
  7. yup it's not the greatest
    maybe you should get a smaller screen, and use the money for a better video card?
    maybe get 2 4770's :D
  8. Ehsan w said:
    yup it's not the greatest
    maybe you should get a smaller screen, and use the money for a better video card?
    maybe get 2 4770's :D


    no
    i want a monitor that'll last 5+ years
    i don't need a better video card
    my motherboard has 1 PCIe slot
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