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Athlon paired with a 460

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Okay so I was wondering if this CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-903-_-Product

Will bottleneck this graphics card:http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352640



Take into consideration I may be able to unlock cores on the Athlon, and I can also overclock it, and probably take it around 3.8 Ghz maybe 4 depending on how nice the chip is, and how good my cooling is.


What do you think? If it does bottleneck, how much..? 5%? Not much?


Thanks!
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If you don't plan on SLI later then yeah it would be fine but if you do I would suggest spending the extra 30$ for the x4
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Just so you know, all athlon's that are based on deneb cores are C2 versions and you won't get them higher then around 3.6Ghz.

And it will be a decent bottleneck in games such as bfbc2, gtaiv, ... Pretty much any game that requires a good cpu.
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games are starting to use more then 2 cores so I would try to save 40$ and get the x4
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Athlon II x2s don't unlock, they are native dual cores
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