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Im looking to upgrade my graphics card in the next 6 months or so (maybe to a gtx 280 when then go into the >300$ range) but would my cpu bottleneck the card? thanks guys!
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At 3.5 I don't think it will.
 
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Well your cpu will bottleneck your system at your resolution 1680x1050?

It wont be to noticeable. you will still great frame rates
    
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thanks guys! I was a bit worried when my brother got his gtx 260 and his cpu (2.4ghz pentium dual core) bottle necked it so bad it barely breaks 8000 in 3dmark 06...
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Well since you want to have a good score on 3dmark your score will obiously lower than someone with the same system but with a q. core.
    
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well yeah I know that i'd do better with a quad, I was more just wondering if i could use the card to it's full potential or get the exact same results from a cheaper card
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i'm at 3.8ghz and have a 260 c216 and i break 17k in 06. Pentium 4's must really suck lol
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If you run 3dmark at default which is 1280x1024 then you could probably get the same or a little lower with a cheaper card but if you run it at a higher resolution ie your monitor defult. then you will have a better score than the cheaper card being the gtx 260.

If all you plan to do is Benchmark then you should get a new cpu also but if you want to just game your system will be fine with a minor bottleneck on your cpu.
Edited by Jeffmizrahi - 12/24/08 at 1:43pm
    
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I seriously doubt you can CPU bottleneck with a single card like that, you'll be fine
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