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Pentium DC E6300 bottleneck HD5850?

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December 28, 2009 9:55:44 AM

Is it okay to add new card for my E6300 3.4ghz(OC) rig ?? Is there any bottleneck?? I play game with 1600x900 resolution and max settings(if possible) and do you think it would be quite enough to stress HD5850 to prevent bottleneck?
December 28, 2009 11:36:32 AM

Given the fact that the 5850 performs similary to 5850 id say that it wont bottleneck your system.

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December 28, 2009 2:59:23 PM
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The majority of the bottlenecks come from dual-card configurations, and ATI tends to do better than Nvidia when dealing with non-high end CPUs according to the Tomshardware charts.

Overclock the E6300 a little more and you should be good to go. (If you wanted to OC all the way, the E5200/5300 can both do around 3.8GHz, so the E6300 can do 4Ghz without too much effort)

Otherwise, the charts stated that the E6300 @ stock would bottleneck a 4890 or greater. So your current configuration would reduce most bottlenecks for your GPU.
4890 < GTX285 < 5850
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