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Windows 7: What would be the best video card for my CPU ?

07 Aug 2011   #1
ManOwar2

Windows 7 x64
 
 
What would be the best video card for my CPU ?

I currently have this system :

Asus P5E3 Pro
Q9550 Stock speed (recently replaced a good old Q6600).
4 gig DDR3 1600mhz (running at 1333 stock speed) (yes ddr3 !!)


I want to replace this :

GTX 260 XFX Black Edition (factory OC + 216 cores)


What would be the best card for me so that it does not bottleneck on my system and give me the chance the coming Battlefield 3 with nice graphs.


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07 Aug 2011   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I don't for see any bottlenecking in your future with pretty much whichever card you go with.
So like in many of these threads it comes down to how much you want to spend, what is available to you, and of course the PSU which doesn't seem to be an issue here.
I run basically the same card and am looking to upgrade to the gtx460 myself.
Fabe
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07 Aug 2011   #3
ManOwar2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I don't for see any bottlenecking in your future with pretty much whichever card you go with.
So like in many of these threads it comes down to how much you want to spend, what is available to you, and of course the PSU which doesn't seem to be an issue here.
I run basically the same card and am looking to upgrade to the gtx460 myself.
Fabe
On lot of forums I surfed I see that people are saying anthing over a gtx 460 would bottleneck... clue anyone ?

I've lost the track with graphics card. I thought I was invincible with this GTX 260 xfx black edition. Still beat every game I throw at it at max settings. (1600x1050)

But this card will not give me the chance to fully exploit my current system with Battlefield 3.
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07 Aug 2011   #4
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I would get the card I want....if by chance you do bottleneck that can be dealt with later.....much better than being stuck with a weak card, that can't do what you want.
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07 Aug 2011   #5
ManOwar2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have finally bought this :
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814150520

Apparently come with shogun total war 2 free instead of dirt 3, wich is great.
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07 Aug 2011   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManOwar2 View Post
I have finally bought this :
Newegg.ca - XFX Black Edition HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Apparently come with shogun total war 2 free instead of dirt 3, wich is great.
Remember to register to get the extended warranty(duration of your life).....MUST do so within' 30 days.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2011   #7
ManOwar2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManOwar2 View Post
I have finally bought this :
Newegg.ca - XFX Black Edition HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Apparently come with shogun total war 2 free instead of dirt 3, wich is great.
Remember to register to get the extended warranty(duration of your life).....MUST do so within' 30 days.....
It's a black edition, it's lifetime warranty.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2011   #8
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManOwar2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManOwar2 View Post
I have finally bought this :
Newegg.ca - XFX Black Edition HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Apparently come with shogun total war 2 free instead of dirt 3, wich is great.
Remember to register to get the extended warranty(duration of your life).....MUST do so within' 30 days.....
It's a black edition, it's lifetime warranty.
Yes but registering gives a double lifetime warranty if you sell.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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