I was thinking about buying a EVGA Geforce GTX 460 1 GB, and i was wondering if my CPU(E8400 @4.0 GHz) would be bottlenecking the GPU in gaming compared to i7 or AMD x6. If it is, is it worth paying to upgrade my computer?
P.S. Im on a budget only got about $400 spare rite now
Windows 188.8.131.5200 ()
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
There will be no bottleneck. Obviously as said if a game was optimised to take advantage of hyperthreading and mulit cores then the mentioned CPU's would of course give better results.
Im the vast majority of games there just wont be a bottleneck and in the games where there would have been a benefit you wont notice anyway. The E8400 @ stock, never mind @ 4GHz is more than enough to push a GTX 460.
If you WANT to spend $400, then I'd wait and the next generation mid-level cards will probly be abotu $400 dollars. If you want to save some money, I'd buy a GTX460 1gb now... then in a year you can spend the other 200 to buy whatever is a great deal then.