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Hey guys, i'm planning on getting a Msi HD 7950 OC BE for my computer, but my current processor is a Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 at 3.2Ghz.
Will my CPU bottleneck my gpu? (probs will) xD
But by how much? Will it render my card useless? do i expect 10/20/30etc. Percent drop in fps in comparison to it not being bottlenecked.

Thanks for all your help!
 

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Like the others here said, you will definitely have a pretty bad bottle neck with that CPU. Sounds like you need to look into a new CPU before you try to upgrade your graphics situation.
 

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even the core2quad cpus will bottleneck the HD7950 unless you can clock them above 3.5ghz.
You could spend some of your gpu budget for a cpu upgrade like a Q9650 then go for a slightly lower tier card like HD7850.
 
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