I currently have a Intel P4 3.0GHZ single core CPU (terribad i know, but im upgrading in a month or so to a phenom II x4), and im buying a Radeon 5770 1gb ddr5 card for it. Just wondering how bad, if at all, it will bottleneck if i use the 5770 with my current P4 until i upgrade the mobo/cpu?
Btw i have a 520Watt PSU with the appropriate 75w pci connector so thats all covered.
any input would be grand thanks guys and gals
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It entirely depends on the games you are playing. Most modern games use 2-3 CPU cores, so there would be a definite bottleneck with those games. But that's not to say they will be unplayable.
It will, so I would suggest you upgrade all three together. Once the GTS450 comes out there might be 5770 price drops, and more choices, so Id say wait for now.