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4870 bottle necked on my system true or false!

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system spec

E4500 2.2Ghx 2mb cache
Eca 650I mobo x16 dunno if it has 2.0 or 1.0 dunno
2GB 6400 800mhz ram
700W thermal take psu

im just wondering if a ati 4870 will be bottle necked some where on my system?
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Yes the processor will bottleneck it quite alot, but it will be more noticable at low resolutions, and you can always get a better cpu later on.
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post #3 of 16
overclock that CPU to 3ghz or more then it wont be bottlenecked, wel it might be slightly but u wont notice it.
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Check this article out if you're worried about bottlenecks...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/cpu-sc...e-processors/3

You'll notice that the CPU really only matters at 1024x768 and in some cases 1280x1024, anything beyond that and its basically irrelevant. If you're CPU is better than an Athlon X2 4850e, you have nothing to worry about.
post #5 of 16
My cpu @ 3ghz bottlenecks a 3870x2 quit severely at least in cod4 1600x1200. So I'm pretty sure a 4870 would bottleneck your system as it's atleast as good as a 3870x2.
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I bought my 8800gt when I had an athlon x2 at 2.7ghz and the I switched over to intel. The athlon bottlenecked my 8800gt a lot. I got about 15 fps in Crysis switching over to intel and overclocking. My monitor only goes to 1280x768 and my tv is 1280x720 so that's what I'm always using. Also on my quad at these resolutions the bottleneck disappeared at 3.2ghz. The 4870 might need a little more speed because its a better card though. A 3.6-4ghz intel does seem to be the "sweet spot" atm for cpu's though.
Edited by Azazel - 6/28/08 at 9:16am
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thanks alot for answering i cant seem to be able to overclock at all my mobo wont allow me for some reason

so ill buy my 4870 then a new mobo and duel core 3.0Ghz thanks for answering
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Originally Posted by headcrabcake View Post
thanks alot for answering i cant seem to be able to overclock at all my mobo wont allow me for some reason

so ill buy my 4870 then a new mobo and duel core 3.0Ghz thanks for answering
Get a 4870 and a DFI P35 DK and you will be all set - well, make sure you get a decent cpu cooler (TRUE or OCZ Vendetta 2) unless you already have a good one. The DFI + good cpu cooler will allow you to overclock that CPU past 3Ghz at least, therefore removing any possibility that your cpu is bottlenecking
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i have a scythe mugan and it is a amazing cpu cooler keeps my E4500 at 20C lol


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Originally Posted by Azazel View Post
I bought my 8800gt when I had an athlon x2 at 2.7ghz and the I switched over to intel. The athlon bottlenecked my 8800gt a lot. I got about 15 fps in Crysis switching over to intel and overclocking. My monitor only goes to 1280x768 and my tv is 1280x720 so that's what I'm always using. Also on my quad at these resolutions the bottleneck disappeared at 3.2ghz. The 4870 might need a little more speed because its a better card though. A 3.6-4ghz intel does seem to be the "sweet spot" atm for cpu's though.
how many fps do u get in crysis now? i have a 8800gt atm as well

and would you mind giving me a link to the DFI P35 DK on a shop that delivers to the uk
Edited by headcrabcake - 6/28/08 at 10:23am
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by headcrabcake View Post
i have a scythe mugan and it is a amazing cpu cooler keeps my E4500 at 20C lol
You should be set then, just get a good overclocking motherboard and a 4870...
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