Bottlenecking Graphics Card

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Joined: 02/17/2012
Posts: 48

One of my computers in my house hold has a Q6600 Core 2 Quad at stock speeds of 2.4GHz. If I upgrade this system with a GTX 660, will I be bottlenecked by my CPU? If so, roughly, by how much? At the moment it has an 8800GTS 512. Even if the 660 is bottlenecked, will I see a significant increase in performance from my 8800GTS?

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Joined: 11/03/2012
Posts: 13

I'm guessing you won't be bottlenecked much. From what I know, isn't the Core 2 Quad supposed to be pretty decent, even now? A GTX 660 is a mid-high card as well, so I'd say if you run modern games, you won't really have much of a problem...