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Will an ION board bottleneck an add-on card like a 9800GT?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 12, 2010 11:05:13 PM

I'm contemplating on a new rig but I'm a little strapped for cash and I have a 9800GT circa 2008 that will be RMAd soon.
I'm wondering if an ION board would bottleneck my 9800GT as I'm just going for moderate gaming here.
August 12, 2010 11:14:01 PM

Whats ion board?
a b Î Nvidia
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August 12, 2010 11:28:23 PM

Yup, an Atom would definitely bottleneck.
At least get a Athlon X2.
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August 12, 2010 11:49:17 PM

Sub 3ghz dual core will bottle neck a single 9800gt but you should take a look at the second hand market instead of a new retail build. The savings is substantial.
August 13, 2010 4:47:42 PM

cool. thanks