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Just wondering, I currently have a radeon 4830 and there is virtually no bottleneck at all. I know there would be a bottleneck on a Radeon 6850/6870, but how bad would it be in games?

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What's the overclock (if applicable) on the Phenom 9850? If it's high enough (i.e. 3.2GHz) a 6850 shouldn't be bottleneck'd too badly (unless you are gaming at 2560*1600).

A Radeon 6870 should work, if the resolution is 1920*1080 or lower
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I cannot overclock on this motherboard, the pc is basically an Acer AX1300, but its been put in a new case with a new power supply (OCZ StealxStream 600W)
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1920*1080 or 'lower'? Problem is, bottlenecks get worse at the resolution gets lower, not better as more strain is being put on the cpu instead of the gpu
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My Athlon II x4 at 3.85GHz bottlenecked even a GT240 (and that CPU is a LOT faster than your first gen Phenom). So yes, you are bottlenecked. How bad it is, that's up to you.

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1920*1080 or 'lower'? Problem is, bottlenecks get worse at the resolution gets lower, not better as more strain is being put on the cpu instead of the gpu
Wrong. The bottleneck stays the same. If you're bottlenecked at a low res, you are at a high res too. The CPU still has the same amount of work to do, regardless of resolution.
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My Athlon II x4 at 3.85GHz bottlenecked even a GT240 (and that CPU is a LOT faster than your first gen Phenom). So yes, you are bottlenecked. How bad it is, that's up to you.



Wrong. The bottleneck stays the same. If you're bottlenecked at a low res, you are at a high res too. The CPU still has the same amount of work to do, regardless of resolution.
Im pretty sure thats the most incorrect thing ive ever heard.
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But it does not matter because it is not as noticeable. My current 4830 is faster than a gt240 and I get virtually no bottleneck at all :S
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Im pretty sure thats the most incorrect thing ive ever heard.
How so?
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Thank you Smoblikat
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How so?
Im bottlenecked by my CPU at my current res, the proof is that my GPU usage is in teh high 20's% and low 30's%, if i went to 1920x1080 there wouldnt be a bottleneck, or i would even be GPU bottlenecked, but i doubt that. My 5850/GTX 470 is a pretty solid card so it would fit in with my quad core.
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