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In some situations its definitely a bottleneck. I've been benching my x3 720 + 5870 for forum wars. What I've noticed is that in Vantage overclocking the gpu has little effect on the score, while oc'ing the cpu increases both the cpu and gpu scores by a similar amount. At least in Vantage the x3 720 bottlenecks a 5870 by quite a bit.

Sadly, the games I'm looking forward to the most this year appear to have minimal requirements.

Portal 2:
P4 + 6800gt

Dragon Age 2:
Console port

Diablo 3:
Blizz games always have low system requirements
Yep, the x3 is a huge bottleneck, even though it may not seem like it. I can also only OC it to 3.2 without temperature issues since I have a bad cooler. And there's no point in upgrading coolers for a CPU I'm replacing in less than 3 months.
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Is my i7 860 going to be outdated? Do you guys think I should upgrade to Sandy Bridge now or wait for Bulldozer/Ivy Bridge?
yyyyyyy would you want to do that? your system is fine the way it is.
unless of course you are trying to get rid of some black-money.......
    
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