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I have an intel E5200 @ 3.7 - 4.0 ghz (i switch it up every now and again). 4gb DDR2 962mhz, and i just bought an HD5850, will my proc be bottlenecked badly?
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Actually, the more accurate question is: "Will your GPU be bottlenecked by your processor?"
Part 3: Building a Balanced Gaming PC

The Pentium E6300 results should be very similar to what you can expect. Basically, depends on what gaming resolution. The HD 5850 shouldn't be too far off the HD 5870 results.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 12/30/10 at 8:04pm
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Not too bad, really. What kind of user are you? Benchmarking, gaming? Depends on the app, really. I don't think you'll notice a hit in gaming.
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If you aren't benchmarking you're going to be just fine.
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post #5 of 11
Great combo for sure

That dual core is still a fast little chip, and should serve your needs for at least another year.

A Dual core CPU will make it through 2011, no problem. Might even be suitable for some of 2012.
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cool thanks, and im a gamer not a bencher.
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will this play GTA IV? Im rocking an ENGT240 right now and gta really lags sub 20 fps, and im hoping its not my proc but rather my video
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
will this play GTA IV? Im rocking an ENGT240 right now and gta really lags sub 20 fps, and im hoping its not my proc but rather my video
gta iv is very cpu hungry. i have a feeling your cpu is holding you back a bit, but so is that video card. if you were to upgrade your video card you would definately notice a difference. also because you have an older dual core, you would probably benefit greatly from a dedicated physx card.
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gta iv is very cpu hungry. i have a feeling your cpu is holding you back a bit, but so is that video card. if you were to upgrade your video card you would definately notice a difference. also because you have an older dual core, you would probably benefit greatly from a dedicated physx card.
I was going to sell my GT240 for 50$ but do you think i should keep it and pair it with my new HD5850?
But if i plug in my HD5850 AND my GT240 will my board run @ x8/x8?
Edited by Smoblikat - 12/31/10 at 12:51pm
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I was going to sell my GT240 for 50$ but do you think i should keep it and pair it with my new HD5850?
But if i plug in my HD5850 AND my GT240 will my board run @ x8/x8?
yes i would keep it and use for physx. as for the x8/x8, no video card these days can take full advantage of x16, unless of course you have a monitor with a resolution higher than 1920x1200 and are running 3d vision.
i have two gtx 460's sli'd in x8/x8 and they are ALOT faster than my previous single card setup at x16 which was also a gtx 460

edit: here check this link out, you might find it usefull.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/....0,1915-9.html
Edited by AliceInChains - 12/31/10 at 2:25pm
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