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 Possible CPU Upgrade? - Forum Need CPU for Asus A78M-A FM2+ - Forum CPU mechanism missing - Forum possible defective cpu? - Forum Cpu is running at 80+ degrees - 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 SolvedCPU at 100% GPUs at 50% in BF4 Forum SolvedHow to get started on watercooling CPU? Forum SolvedSolve process is eating my cpu. Forum SolvedNeed a New CPU Cooler? Forum SolvedCpu seperate cooling Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU/CPU/PSU, what do I need to do with drivers etc.? Forum SolvedCpu choose ! 4570 or 4590 ! Forum SolvedHelp! My cpu is runnings 45 celcius when I booted it up Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU or GPU first? Forum SolvedRAM, CPU, and Graphics card upgrade under $300! Forum Solved[UPGRADING HELP] My motherboard and cpu Forum SolvedCPU fan is VERY hot Forum SolvedCPU OC NOT improving GPU OC Forum Solvedwill cpu overheating cause damage to motherboard Forum SolvedRAM speed for this CPU and Motherboard 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 !