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E8400 bottleneck?

What is the largest gpu from ati that I can use without it being bottlenecked by my e8400 3.0 ghz dual core at stock not overclocked?
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  1. it really depends on the game as you see here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-balanced-platform,2469-9.html

    but in most games you are seeing GTX260 to GTX280 (ATI 5770-5850) running just fine without a CPU bottleneck.
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    jijoslin said:
    What is the largest gpu from ati that I can use without it being bottlenecked by my e8400 3.0 ghz dual core at stock not overclocked?

    The better consideration will be your monitor resolution and the game you want to play on it. The e8400 will be plenty and wont cause any bottleneck as shown in CT's link so don't worry about it.
  3. randomkid said:
    The better consideration will be your monitor resolution and the game you want to play on it. The e8400 will be plenty and wont cause any bottleneck as shown in CT's link so don't worry about it.


    I know that up to a 5850 will be fine and i would think that even a 5870 wouldnt be that big of a restriction even if there was one
    Mactronix
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