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jagui December 24, 2011 08:40 AM

Best GPU with no bottleneck?
Hello eveyone. I wrote here about a year ago about my broken ATI GPU (which was the result of several metal contacts melting because of overheating, with an aftermarket cooler). Because I cant afford to buy a new system, I want to replace the card only. So what is the best card I can put in my system without causing a bottleneck? the sytem is pretty old (built on dec 2007)
My specs:
-AMD athlon X2 @2.5 Ghz (socket AM2)
-4GB DDR2 (not sure of speed)
-550W PSU
-Windows 7 x64

upcoast604 December 24, 2011 09:39 AM

TBH, the old athlon x2 gets left behind by the newer x3. Just a thought what if you put a x3 450 $74 + HD6850 in your comp if your mobo supports the x3 450?

A 6850 will be bottlenecked by you current cpu but 6850 $120ish after MIR is a good bang for the buck card, gtx 550ti and HD6770 are some other $100 and under cards to look into.

Screen res and type of games helps determine what card too.


Your 4850 falls in a bit below the GTS 250, just so you can see what's what ^^.

upcoast604 December 24, 2011 09:54 AM

CPU scaling thought it might interest you.

Feanor December 24, 2011 02:28 PM

It would really be important to know at what resolution you plan to game, as it will pretty much tell you want you need. That and your budget!

jagui December 25, 2011 12:26 PM

I dont mind playing at 1280x720 resolution. My friend offered me his nvidia 9600. Is the card good enough or should I get another card (I have to play mass effect 3 and Starcraft 2 decently!!).
top price for the card would be 120-170 $.

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