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Would a Phenom II x2 560 bottleneck a 6850?

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I am considering getting this CPU to go with a 6850 for a budget build for a friend. Would this create a bottleneck?

I will be running both at stock, no overclocking at all.
post #2 of 6
The only bottleneck you will get is the games the can use more than 2 cores.
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This is true ^

Try unlocking the cores if your MB allows you too.
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post #4 of 6
from personal experience:
X2 PHENOM WILL BOTTLENECK 5830 CF WHEN PLAYING BLACK OPS AND BC2
even other games like L4D2 gained 50 FPS when i unlocked and OC'd my core.
yes my 3rd core is defective, but since the 4th core works all i have is tri core . this shows that CORE UNLOCKING IS HIT OR MISS. please understand this. you may not get a full blown quad. you might get a tri or nothing at all :/
    
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post #5 of 6
It won't bottleneck unless in games that use 4 cores.
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post #6 of 6
I think the Phenom II X2 and 6850 are good matches for each other.
 
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