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E8400 + 6950

  • Graphics Cards
  • Bottleneck
  • CPUs
  • Crysis
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 14, 2011 8:17:21 PM

havent overclocked the cpu i guess i could but will the cpu bottleneck the gpu at all at 1920 by 1080 on like crysis or dragon age 2 crysis 2 w.e i might be playing?

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March 14, 2011 8:58:43 PM

I would overclock your cpu. I use to run my e8400 at 4.0 ghz with water cooling but with a good air heatsink you would be fine.
March 14, 2011 9:01:42 PM

Well that is a pretty nice GPU...
I think you might be ok if you overclock but I would reccomend a high frequency quad core cpu. (Intel doesn't make triple core CPUs.)
From what I've read GPU's don't need much more than a triple core running at about 2.8Ghz - 3.0Ghz. Obviously, the faster the better.

Personally I'm running a Quad core at 3.6GHz on a much slower video card.