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Old 06-29-2010, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just won an EVGA GTX470 on ebay unopened for $287 shipped to upgrade my 8800gt (not bad huh?). My specs are in my sig (no longer watercooled and overclocked), will I bottleneck the 470 at all with my specs? Thanks always TF!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally think your processor would be a bit of a bottle neck, but, it shouldn't hurt any IMO.
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I personally think your processor would be a bit of a bottle neck, but, it shouldn't hurt any IMO.
Cpu bottleneck? Maayyybbee actually...
But bottlenecking is overrated anyway.
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So you think I should be alright then? Man... A year ago I Never Thought my e8400 would be bottlenecking me haha. I got a good deal on the card.. <3 eBay lol
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It depends entirely on the game and your resolution.

However, even in the worst cases bottlenecking won't be a huge issue on your rig.
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I dual monitor, 1360x768 and 1440x900 resolutions (not that high at all). Game I'm playing mostly now is bad company 2, next game will probably be crysis 2, bad company: Vietnam, and final fantasy 14
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It shouldnt hurt you at all.
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