Will the Q9300 bottlneck the GTX 580?

Hello there,

I bought a GTX 580 for £15 (good steal) and i dont have a 600w so i bought one on ebay ocz extreme (Coming on its way) and i want to see if it will dramatically improve my preformance from my 9500gt 512mb, will the Q9300 bottleneck my GTX 580?


Q9300 @2.5ghz stock (cant oc locked)
- 2gb ddr2 (upgrading to 8gb ram ddr2
GTX 580 1.5gb
600w OCZ extreme 2 psu
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  1. Even if the Q9300 does bottleneck it, so what. If your performance improves then you have spent your money wisely.
    Reply to kanewolf
  2. Thanks for the answer cheers mate
    Reply to botmanfagg0t420
  3. I had a OC'ed Q9550 and a GTX 480 and no bottle neck there. When i switched to my FX 8320 3 years ago I didn't see any difference in most games i played at the time.
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  4. Yeah but mine is stock so a 15% decrease and i would be glad if i get more usage for gpu and cpu and better preformance from my crappy 9500GT 512mb
    Reply to botmanfagg0t420
  5. Oh pffft yea dude just get a 580 then. Just the GPU increase along will kill the 9500GT. Lets just say I was able to play Crysis at 30 FPS on High detail with my Q9550 and GTX 480 So yea upgrade is def a good idea if that is what you are coming from. And besides a GPU is a universal upgrade. It will work in ANY PC you build. So it will help with future builds. I have a GTX 960 now but that is only because my 480 finally died.
    Reply to drtweak
  6. Some one is offering me a QX9770 for £30 but oc at 3.40ghz . Should i take the deal?
    Reply to botmanfagg0t420
  7. It would help for CPU intensive games. Overall it is about 50% faster than what you got, but as far as single threaded goes it is only mabe 20% faster. but for 30 bucks (Or euros in your case) I would go for it. I bought my Q9550 like 4 years ago bot 100 USD and that was a steal. Only thing is the Core 2 Era has been over for 8 years now. If you have no money at all then go for it. Otherwise save up for a cheap Ryzen rig.
    Reply to drtweak
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