CPU Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Bottleneck Intel i7 CPUs Intel i5 Graphics Last response: May 1, 2010 2:15 PM in Graphics & Displays Share dead_95 May 1, 2010 5:03:52 AM what is the ideal CPU for the GTX 480&470??? ( without bottlenecking--answer must not be core i7-i3-i5 ) More about : cpu | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove shadow187 Graphics card Master CPUs Expert May 1, 2010 5:25:26 AM Phenom II x4 9(4/5/6)5. | Report abuse jonnyboyC Graphics card Expert May 1, 2010 5:38:15 AM 1^+ I would agree for gaming a phenom x4 955 965 wouldn't bottlneck 480 and it gives you extra cash for other upgrades if your thinking more toward productivity then you'd be more statisfied with a core i5 750 | Report abuse dead_95 May 1, 2010 8:41:21 AM but what about INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 or the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200??? | Report abuse Related ressources Asus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix - Forum Best GPU for a E8400 CPU 5850 vs 5870 vs 470! - Forum [Solved] Want to upgrade GPU, will my CPU hold me back? - Forum [Solved] AMD CPU with nVidia GPU? - Forum Can GPU improve video quality or it can help CPU? If yes, how? - Forum Ask the community Publish shubham1401 Graphics card Authority CPUs Expert May 1, 2010 1:04:58 PM ^If you already have a LGA 775 mobo then those CPUs makes sense. But you need to OC those CPU to atch up with 470/480. | Report abuse dead_95 May 1, 2010 2:14:58 PM to how many??..(I have a core 2 duo e7400 at 2.8 ghz) | Report abuse shadow187 Graphics card Master CPUs Expert May 1, 2010 2:15:24 PM The E8400 would be a bottleneck as well, unless you have a nice aftermarket cooler ($50) and OC either of them to 3.6ghz+. Avoid the Q8XXX series as well. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>CPU> Related ressources: ForumCPU/GPU Combo? Phenom II X2 and Radeon HD 4670 ForumBad GPU/Power Supply/Mobo/CPU ? ForumThe real cap on your GPU is not the CPU ForumNeed some GTA 4 benchmarks on Core 2 duo CPU Forum[Solved] Best And Cheapest Quad Cpu ?? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !