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Will a E7xx series C2D bottleneck a 5850?

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My office mate is planning to get a 5850 as a replacement for his old 8800gt.. He doesnt overclock so his cpu will be stock. Now, will the bottleneck be very significant to the point that the purchase will not be worth it or not?

He's purchasing a new lcd tv and he's gonna use it as a monitor. (1920x1080)
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It should do fine.
    
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Might be a slight one, but I don't think it'll be enough to matter.
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It'll potentially bottleneck it a bit, but it's not going to be enough to say "forget it", and it'll also depend on a case by case basis. It's worth it. Unless you're only getting like 66%-75% or so at most of the GPU potential across the board, don't worry about bottlenecking too much. If your CPU is going bottleneck, it's going to do it regardless of what GPU is in there, so it's still extra graphics options/AA/AF and such, and it can always be carried over. Worrying about every slight bottleneck is overrated. It's not like you're paring a GeForce GTX 580 with a Celeron.
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my 4ghz core 2 duo had minimal botteleneck on my 470. you'll have a noticeable one, but it wont be enough to decrease the performance drastically
 
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Allright Thanks for the tip guys. +Rep
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depends on the game he will play it with..
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post #8 of 8
No don't get a core 2 duo if your running on stock... My e7500 at 2.93 ghz bottlenecks my 5850 quite severely. At least I can play every game maxed out with 30+fps constantly
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