Will my CPU bottleneck a Radeon 6950 2 GB?

I'm using a Q9300 2.5GHz and my current GPU is a 6870 2GB but I plan on upgrading to a 6950 2 GB and hopefully unlocking it to a 6970.
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  1. It's a pretty old microprocessor, so it might.
  2. I wouldn't be so sure about a "bottleneck" but it wouldn't push the 6950 quite as well as a 2500 SB CPU but i don't think it'll bottleneck it. Best bet is to see if you can push the clock sped to 3.0 or higher.

    I have a Q9650 @ 3.6 pushing a GTX 460 1GB and rocking Skyrim at ultra settings with 4XAA and 16XAF and i would not worry about a bottleneck if i was buying a GTX 560 Ti or a 6950 2GB.
  3. what do you use the card for, games ? and what games at what res/monitor size....opsys.... and what makes you think you need to upgrade ? you may not see much of a difference for your money.

    list hardware/opsys 32-64bit/
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