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August 20, 2010 3:55:47 PM

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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a c 131 à CPUs
August 20, 2010 4:14:48 PM

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.
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August 20, 2010 4:17:49 PM

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.
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a c 88 à CPUs
August 20, 2010 10:52:21 PM

I know its hard to wait, when you could have a brand new shiny video card right now!!!...but it would be in the best interest of your wallet to wait.
a c 87 à CPUs
August 21, 2010 12:29:54 AM

If your going to upgrade in a month what difference does it make? Waiting for the 450 might be worth it.
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