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How bad of a bottleneck?

I'm thinking of purchasing a XFX Radeon HD5870 for $100 off of Kijiji locally and would it severely bottleneck playing COD Modern Warfare2 and 3 on a 1680x1050 resolution on medium-max settings with my current AMD Phenom X3 8400 processor and 4 Gigs of DDR2 800Mhz of Ram? Thank you for all responses.
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  1. Pretty big. Why not upgrade the cpu while you still can? The Phenom II X4's are disappearing fast.
  2. Best answer
    +1^
    But the card should be fine for that resolution. Try it out, and if you feel the need later, upgrade to a PHII X4 or even an AthII X4. You might be surprised since the GPU does most of the work in games.
  3. Best answer selected by Th_Redman.
  4. The graphics card will be bottlenecked by the cpu. It's just way too slow clocked and the architecture is horrible for gaming.
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