GTX295 bottle necked by Pentium E6300 or not?

andy5174

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Hi

My CPU is Pentium E6300@2.8GHz stock(not C2D E6300). Will a GTX295 be bottle necked by it? If so, what's the best graphic card my CPU can take?

How do you determine if a GFX is bottle necked by a CPU or not?

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if you're running crysis at very high details, and very high resolution, then your cpu won't bottleneck at all. It depends on the game/rez/details. depending on those things, any cpu will bottleneck a gpu OR any gpu will bottleneck a cpu.
 

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....1440x900 is the resolution of my monitor

What is the best graphic card that won't be bottle necked by E6300@2.8GHz at 1440x900 res?
 
That card is a HUGE waste of money with that processor and monitor. A card that costs 1/5th of that should do very well at your resolution. If you have that kind of money to spend I'd recommend this stuff;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121291
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115131
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

Your motherboard should be able to use that chip(you may need to update your bios.)
Or just buy an HD4850 for now and save up to build an i7 system.
 

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