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Will my CPU bottleneck this GPU?

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December 5, 2011 3:48:35 PM

Hello,

My system

Dell XPS 630i
4gb RAM
W7 64 bit
750watt PS
E8500 core 2 duo 3.2
9800GT

I am thinking about purchasing a Radeon 6870 and was wondering if it will be bottlenecked by my cpu. I don't play any FPS or games like Skyrim. I just want to be able to play games like Swtor, GW2 and Diablo 3 at high settings at 1920x1080 with good fps. Thank You.

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December 5, 2011 4:15:59 PM

CPU @3.2GHz you should be fine with the HD6870!
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December 5, 2011 4:16:35 PM

It won't "bottleneck" it (meaning your CPU won't negatively impact the performance of your GPU), but some games may want a quad-core, in which case you might see lower framerates. Check the minimum and recommended requirements for the games you play and want to play to see if you need to upgrade.
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December 5, 2011 4:21:24 PM

should be fine, although you may want to look into dropping in a core 2 quad as your next upgrade
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