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Will athlon 440 bottleneck GPU?

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September 4, 2010 3:42:43 PM

Finishing a budget gaming rig over hear, I have an athlon 440 cpu paired with an asus 785m, 785g chipset motherboard. For a gpu I'm planing on adding a 5850 or a gtx 470. Will there be a huge bottleneck? Or, with a budget of 300 dollars, will it be better to swap cpus for a phenom 955 x4 and get a 5770?
September 4, 2010 3:58:07 PM

I skimmed through it, and saw that there was a pretty nice difference between the two cpus... So, it is not worth it to buy a high end 470 / 5850?

im playing on 1900 x 1080
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September 4, 2010 4:42:02 PM

Based on this page and your resolution http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-ii-x3-440-ga... a high end card would be in order and an overclock on the CPU would reduce the bottleneck. They would still perform better than the cards below but if I was buying today for your resolution I would go with GTX460 1GB.
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September 4, 2010 5:07:00 PM

rolli59 said:
Based on this page and your resolution http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-ii-x3-440-ga... a high end card would be in order and an overclock on the CPU would reduce the bottleneck. They would still perform better than the cards below but if I was buying today for your resolution I would go with GTX460 1GB.

an oc to what? is 3.5GHz good? Will I need an aftermarket cooler?
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September 4, 2010 5:13:15 PM

You can get a moderate overclock on the stock cooler but specific GHz is hard to specify since 2 of the same CPU might not overclock the same. A good after market cooler usually allows for higher overclocks you can look it up in the overclocking section http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-29-179.html
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September 4, 2010 6:57:27 PM

I had an athlon II x3 435 OC to 3.5ghz with a CM 212+, it never broke 50c on load. The Athlon's II run very cool and are easy to OC.
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September 4, 2010 10:54:15 PM

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September 5, 2010 1:19:04 AM

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