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Fallout 4 CPU Bottleneck Question

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I trust the members of this forum to answer this sort of question, so here goes. 


I have an older gaming PC. I built it almost 4 years ago. I'm currently rocking: 


i5-2500k overclocked to 4.5Ghz

Radeon HD 7850 2GB



This setup laughed at Fallout 3, and did great with heavily modded Skyrim as well. Based on what I've read though, I think it will really struggle with Fallout 4. 


I understand that to enjoy a mostly Ultra-setting 1080p Fallout 4, I need a new video card. That much is obvious. But will this i5-2500k CPU seriously bottleneck a newer video card and potentially defeat the purpose? 


If I can just drop in a modern video card and go, I might do that. If I would need to replace the motherboard and CPU as well, then the upgrade would be getting pretty pricey. 


Thanks in advance for your thoughts

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