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Old 12-02-2008, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

If it would and would also bottleneck a 4830, I think a 4830 + this would be better: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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It wouldn't bottleneck any thing less than a 4870, what do you mean by 4840 +?
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sorry 4830 + that other processor

It would bottleneck a 4870 though?

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You'll only notice a bottleneck if you are into 3D Mark scores. But in gaming you won't hardly notice bottleneck if you have a E5200 with a 4870. Shoot, I ran my 4200+ with a 4870 and got 30+ fps in Crysis.
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Just overclock....
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That CPU (e220) can go up to 3Ghz on a decent board,
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Overclocking - Tom's Hardware : System Builder Marathon: $625 Gaming PC

They got to 4, a little more voltage then I am comfortable with but still.
Just grab a decent cpu cooler and you will be good.
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The generally accepted view is that over 2.6ghz will not bottleneck a gpu however with rts games then you probablty want 3ghz+
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well and the Pentium core 2 duo models tend to come with a lot less cache. I believe rts games like cache
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Why are rts games so demanding with processor power? Is it simply because of all the units or is there something more? R they more cpu intensive than gpu intensive?
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