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HD 6870 Bottleneck

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 19, 2011 12:03:37 PM

Hi guys,

Just wondering if anybody knows if a HD 6870 would cause bottleneck issues with a Q6600?

Ive currently got a GTS 250, which some people said would cause bottleneck issues with a Q6600, but it runs perfectly with no problems.

Ive a decent PSU (Corsair HX650) and good CPU cooling (Hyper 212+) but am unsure if the HD 6870 might be asking a bit much.

Thanks in advance.

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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2011 8:43:22 AM

what is your Q6600 clocked at?
July 21, 2011 8:55:02 PM

Hi, thanks for reply,

Its 3.0 at the moment but Ive read it can get to 3.2
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2011 1:51:06 AM

It really just depends. Bottlenecks occur in every demanding program, it's figuring out which component is holding you back first (RAM, CPU, GPU, etc).

If you're talking about gaming, @ 3.2 GHz I don't think it'll be all that much of a bottleneck. Since you have a decent CPU I wouldn't worry too much about it. That said, you would probably gain some frames if you got a i7-2600k.

Gaming is far more dependent on the graphics card than anything else, so I would say upgrade away.
August 11, 2011 5:51:10 PM

Thanks guys
a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2011 6:13:42 PM

yeah your cpu should be fine matched up with a 6870 like has been said
February 22, 2012 4:26:39 PM

I m using q6600 3,0 hd6870 but I have serious lag issue with old games. even if it is 3.4 it makes bootleneck anyway