E8400 and new updated vid card, bottlenecked?

I have an old E8400 running at 3.06 ghz and am looking up to upgrading my video card to either a GTX 460, Radeon HD 6850 or Radeon HD 6870. The decision essentially comes down to which card I can get the best deal on (keeping an eye on Neweggs daily deals). So, my question is - will any of these cards be bottlenecked due to me running an old E8400?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. You'll be fine. If anything, overclock your cpu to 3.6ghz just to be extra sure.
  2. You'll be fine.
  3. hello ccltek76,
    buddy as u r having Intel Core 2 Duo.So u are fine with it.
    Even Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 will have no problem whereas u are having E8400.
    N as far as OC is concerned.It may be required for E7500 but not for ur CPU.
    No worries.
    Best Of Luck.
  4. look at this site... it says a gtx 460 hawk which sell for 159.99 dollars...


    depends on what games you're playing... but your e8400 still fine for another year... don't worry...
  5. e8400 is more than what you need as a good dual core cpu its really impressive,if i would be you i would go with gtx 460ftw by evga,it beats 6800series in almost every benchmark.its a great bang for bucks,performance is very close to gtx 470.hope this helps:D
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