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Old 07-10-08, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Which card for AMD cpu?

Which of the new/upcoming cards won't be bottlenecked by my AMD athlon x2 6000 cpu?

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Old 07-10-08, 09:13 PM   #2
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The higher end you go, the more the CPU will be the bottleneck. The lower end you go, the more the GPU will be the bottleneck. Just get a newer GPU, and crank the visual settings. What's your budget?
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Old 07-11-08, 08:59 AM   #3
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Depends on what resolution you play at too. A 260XT would be great, but you could also get away with a 9800GTX. I have the same cpu as you and also and game at 1680 x 1050 with a 8800GTX. THe 9800GTX would be fine for what you want.
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Old 07-11-08, 10:27 AM   #4
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Is any card gonna make a 3ghz dual core processor bottleneck? I could see maybe sli or tri sli gtx's, but I doubt any single card will.
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Default Re: Which card for AMD cpu?

4870... At that price point, how can anyone get something else?
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4870... At that price point, how can anyone get something else?
From the pricing here, IŽd say its the new 8800GT.
Awesome performance at a great price.
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I'd go with the 4850 too.
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Old 07-12-08, 12:27 AM   #8
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hmm... i see more ati recommendations, but are their drivers really trustworthy? ive heard enough bad things about ati drivers from forums/friends/etc
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Old 07-12-08, 12:36 AM   #9
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Default Re: Which card for AMD cpu?

I got 2 of the 4870 in CF with a phenom and for that rig, its pretty damn close to my dual cpu intel setup with 2 gx2's.

Both cpu and gpu are very little to wurry about since most of todays cpus are fast enough anyway.
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Is any card gonna make a 3ghz dual core processor bottleneck? I could see maybe sli or tri sli gtx's, but I doubt any single card will.
Depending on the situation and the game, any system can have a CPU bottleneck with a decent card.

Really all you can do is get the best components you can afford. A 6000+ isn't top of the line, nor is it even with a 3Ghz Core 2 duo, but its well above the minimum and recommended requirements for any game I know of.

I'd just get the best card you can afford so that later on if\when you upgrade your CPU you won't have an underpowered graphics card dragging it down.

A 4850 is probably a hell of a card for the price though. I'd say it'd be a good match for your system.

If you can afford a GTX260 or 4870 though, those would be better... I'd personally recommend the 260 because of the extra memory.

... I guess I forgot to ask, what are you using now? If its anything in the 8800GTS\GT\GTX line or higher, I wouldn't really bother at this point.
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Depending on the situation and the game, any system can have a CPU bottleneck with a decent card.

Really all you can do is get the best components you can afford. A 6000+ isn't top of the line, nor is it even with a 3Ghz Core 2 duo, but its well above the minimum and recommended requirements for any game I know of.

I'd just get the best card you can afford so that later on if\when you upgrade your CPU you won't have an underpowered graphics card dragging it down.

A 4850 is probably a hell of a card for the price though. I'd say it'd be a good match for your system.

If you can afford a GTX260 or 4870 though, those would be better... I'd personally recommend the 260 because of the extra memory.

... I guess I forgot to ask, what are you using now? If its anything in the 8800GTS\GT\GTX line or higher, I wouldn't really bother at this point.
if your asking me, then my current card is an fx5500 LOL. piece of crap i know... i sold my 8800GTX a while ago and reverted back to this one during my nongaming hiatus. so yeah, anything at the moment would be a substantial upgrade XD
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Oh wow... LOL



I stick by what I said then. If you're going for the $200 and under range, a 4850 is a heck of a powerful card.

If you can go a bit higher, a 4870 is very fast but a GTX260 may last you longer because it has a much larger frame buffer.
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