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i5 650 & Radeon 6870 Bottleneck?

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Alright so I'm recieving my Radeon HD 6870 in the mail today and I want to know if my cpu will bottleneck the GPU? How do I know if it will and what should I be looking for?
    
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It's not a real quad core but it shouldn't bottleneck at all. Especially @ 4Ghz
Edited by Kasp1js - 1/24/11 at 7:54am
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It won't. Plain and simple. The only games you may be CPU limited on will be GTA 4, SC2 (maybe, I don't know much about SC2), and maybe a little bit on BFBC2.

CPU limited does not equal bottleneck. This word "bottleneck" is tossed about so much on this website it's lost all meaning.
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;12123348 
It won't. Plain and simple. The only games you may be CPU limited on will be GTA 4, SC2 (maybe, I don't know much about SC2), and maybe a little bit on BFBC2.

CPU limited does not equal bottleneck. This word "bottleneck" is tossed about so much on this website it's lost all meaning.

Heh, alright...well I have BFBC2 and GTA 4, so what are you saying about them and the cpu? They won't be fast enough?
    
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Try them and see.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsemama1956;12123392 
Try them and see.

Good idea, haha hopefully GTA 4 will run fine on my 6870 and i5 650....I'll be pretty mad if I wasted $20 on GTA
    
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It runs fine on my system, so even though you only have a dual core it should be about as fast as 3 real cores if not faster in GTAIV. Just don't expect 100fps. I dip to the low 30s when things get really crazy which is fine in that game. 1080p, High, sliders at 50 or so(I think one of them is at 75 or something).
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