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E5300 ll bottleneck HD4870 ?

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January 19, 2010 7:25:58 PM

HI EVERY ONE .. I AM GOING TO BUY HD4870 in a day or so i wanna know ll it bottleneck this gpu ??

Saw benchmarks of E6300@ 2.8ghz with 260GTX it was a hug bottle neck for that card :S

any one have E5300 WITH HD4870 PLZ REPLY or any one who saw them and played game on that setup let me know abt the performance ...resolution i ll b playing 1280x1024

E5300@3.47ghz stock voltage n stock cooler
asus p5qlpro ...
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January 19, 2010 7:40:40 PM

It shouldn't be too bad if you keep your E5300 at that 3.47 Ghz. Buy the 4870 and then save for the E8400 to run at 4 Ghz but with a 1600 bus which is much faster than your 1066 bus.
January 19, 2010 8:27:13 PM

my board cant take E8XXX to 4ghz ...max 3.8...limited to 400(p43ql pro )...i was thinkin to buy used Q6600 and overclocked it 2 3.2ghz that wont bottleneck any gpu i think .. ??now i just wana know abt E5300 @3.4ghz
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January 19, 2010 8:55:58 PM

My 4850 bottlenecks my E8500 @ 3.8. The wolfdale is ~ 80% usage during most intense games such as fallout 3 and I can get kinda choppy at certain points. I do believe your 4870 would be bottlenecking, sir.
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January 19, 2010 9:13:23 PM

A E6300 at 2.8GHz (same as a E5300 OCed to 2.8GHz) somewhat bottlenecks a 4890 in certain games according to Tom's balanced PC review.
A 3.47GHz E5300 should have no problem with a 4870 or a 4890 for that matter.
January 19, 2010 11:02:38 PM

E5300@3.0GHZ =~ E6300@STOCK....

any body played crysis @ 1280X1024 on E5300 WITH HD4870 ??
HOW MUCH FRAMES PER SEC LL I GET ???

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January 20, 2010 12:47:47 AM
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My E5300 OCed gets about the same benchmark scores as my E8400 @ stock 3.0GHz.

I had a 9800GTX+ and E8400 and played Crysis on everything set to high or very high (Post-Processing set to high), AAx2, and got an average of 35fps.

With a 4870, you'll probably get 40fps average with my settings, and more or less depending on how you tweak it.
January 20, 2010 5:05:20 AM

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