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Will my CPU (e7500) bottleneck the 5850?

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December 29, 2009 1:00:25 AM

I have a current cpu that is e7500 and wondering if i upgrade to a 5850 will i bottleneck it? I was also wondering due to my lower resolution should i stick to a lower end card like the 5770?

This is mostly a gaming rig and i will be playing at a resolution of 1280x1024

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December 29, 2009 2:05:56 AM

For 1280 x 1024 HD5770 is plenty. To have a need for 5850 you have to be playing at 1080p resolution at a minimum.
December 29, 2009 2:38:06 AM

well actually I think that the lower the resolution the more a bottleneck the cpu becomes, thus I would say keep the 5850 and then look towards getting a 1080p monitor, then upgrade your cpu afterwards.