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 shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card a b à CPUs May 1, 2010 5:25:26 AM Phenom II x4 9(4/5/6)5. jonnyboyC a b U Graphics card 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 Related resources Swapping out old mobo and CPU - Forum GPU at 100% while CPU is at 30% - Forum Will a CPU extra psu cable work in a Graphics Card PCI-E connector? - Forum Best way to cool my cpu? - Forum Nebie CPU question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dead_95 May 1, 2010 8:41:21 AM but what about INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 or the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200??? shubham1401 a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs 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. dead_95 May 1, 2010 2:14:58 PM to how many??..(I have a core 2 duo e7400 at 2.8 ghz) shadow187 a c 130 U Graphics card a b à CPUs 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat is this noise coming from my CPU Cooler? Forum SolvedCan't control CPU-FAN and my APU gets too hot when idling. Forum SolvedGPU Upgrade or CPU Upgrade?!? Forum SolvedFixed my bent cpu pin, still worried Forum SolvedCan my motherboard support an i7 4770 CPU? Forum SolvedCpu Cooler ! Forum SolvedI need help deciding on a cpu Forum SolvedCan anyone tell the compatibility between my CPU and MOBO Forum Solvedneed a good low profile cpu cooler any ideas Forum Solvedcpu or motherboard problem Forum SolvedLittle cpu vs ram question. Forum SolvedDifferences between two of the same CPU's? Forum SolvedCPU Upgrade from FX4300 to FX6300 Forum SolvedCan you add a liquid cooler in the future to an already fan cooled cpu? (i5 4690k) Forum SolvedIs it worth overclocking my CPU? Forum 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 !