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E8400 and new updated vid card, bottlenecked?

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January 5, 2011 12:19:37 AM

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!
January 5, 2011 5:18:35 AM

You'll be fine. If anything, overclock your cpu to 3.6ghz just to be extra sure.
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January 5, 2011 5:29:45 AM

You'll be fine.
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January 5, 2011 6:00:21 AM

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.
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January 5, 2011 10:07:22 AM

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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