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Athlon x2 260 question

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Its a 3.2ghz Dual Core cpu

I'm running ar gts 250 atm, but I'm thinking about upgrading to a 6870.
Will my CPU bottleneck the 6870?

I want to upgrade so I can play TERA smoothly.

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Yeah, a x2 260 CPU is pretty weak sauce. It would most certainly be bottle-necking the 6870.

The things is, if you're looking to upgrade the CPU, your MB kills almost anything given that the motherboard is 3+1 phase power delivery with probably the FEWEST mosfet modules I have EVER seen on a motherboard. It maxes out on 95w x4 processors but even then, I would be hesitant to use one in that MB.

Just looking at the system requirements for the game and you seem to be right in between the Minimum and recommended system configuration, so you should be alright. You WILL be bottle-necking the GPU with that CPU though.
 
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I'm running my Athlon II x2 250 at 4Ghz with a Radeon 6770 at 975/1250mhz. I game at a resolution of 1366x768. If your gaming at a resolution of 1920x1080 you will not be able to notice much of a bottle-neck if you overclock your chip to 3.9Ghz.
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You will get some bottlenecking with an HD6870. This is my experience using multiple cpus with my HD6850.

NBA 2k13 max settings 1600x900:

Athlon X3 3.3 Ghz unlocked to quadcore = 80FPS
FX6100 3.3 Ghz = 90 FPS
FX6100 4.0 Ghz = 120 FPS
i5 2310 3.2 Ghz = 115 FPS

My advice is to keep the GTS250 and upgrade the cpu first to something like an Athlon X4 95w TDP or if you can find a phenom with 95W TDP.
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