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post #11 of 14
a bottleneck is a limit in maximum potential performance due to lesser hardware.
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post #12 of 14
You should overclock it to minimize the bottleneck. OC to around 2.8 (still be bottlenecking but not as much)

If you thinking about upgrading, get a BE 5000 or a BE 6400. They are the best AMD got right now. Both overclocks very well.
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post #13 of 14
I wonder what ever happened to that thread about bottlenecks? I can't believe people still cling to that notion at this day and age.
A card will always perform at its max regardless of what CPU it is paired with. It is the overall system performance that will vary depending on individual components. A 8800GTS in a system running a X2 @ 3GHz will perform the same as in a system with a C2D @ 3GHz; it's the overall system performance rating that will change, but not due to the GPU, but because of the CPU. The CPU won't "bottleneck" a graphics card.
So no, your CPU won't "bottleneck" a 9600GT. Your overall performance compared to other systems will not be as good, but that's because they have faster CPUs.
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post #14 of 14
Buy the 9600GT

Most games only see a small difference between CPU's
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