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What's the best Video Card for Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz ?

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March 29, 2013 6:34:30 PM

Hey,I'm planning to upgrade my video card from the GTS 250 to something new,but I don't know what DX11 Video
Card is going to work well with my CPU,I know it's old but it's still working fine,anyway here are my full specs
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Motherboard : Intel DX48BT2 Extreme Series
RAM : 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
PSU : 850 Watt
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Note: better the card become 400 $ or less
**Edit** I forgot to include my screen resolution so here is it : 1366 x 768
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March 29, 2013 6:40:09 PM

Anything more powerful than a 7750 or so will bottleneck.
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March 29, 2013 6:59:37 PM

Any video card will work with it. You could install a GTX Titan or Radeon 7970 GHz Edition, if you wanted to. Some games are so GPU dependant an old CPU doesn't even make much of a difference. But on some other games your fps will be hurt.

On Tom's CPU Hierarchy Chart, the 9550 is 4 tiers from the top.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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March 29, 2013 7:01:05 PM
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March 29, 2013 7:03:22 PM

Yeah im also throwing another vote for a 7750, if you go any higher your fps will get capped by your cpu.
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March 29, 2013 7:49:03 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Anything more powerful than a 7750 or so will bottleneck.


Not really, I have a Radeon HD 5850 with my Q9450 and it runs fine. I looked at benchmarks of PCs with similar CPUs and the HD 5850 when it first came out in 2009 and there's real difference at all. For reference, the Radeon HD 7750 basically equal to the Radeon HD 6770 which is a re-badged HD 5770.
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March 29, 2013 9:17:01 PM

wdmfiber said:
Any video card will work with it. You could install a GTX Titan or Radeon 7970 GHz Edition, if you wanted to. Some games are so GPU dependant an old CPU doesn't even make much of a difference. And on some games your fps will be hurt.

On Tom's CPU Hierarchy Chart, the 9550 is 4 tiers from the top.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


OMG ! Really ?
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March 30, 2013 12:13:21 AM

No problem your welcome!
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November 28, 2013 2:30:18 PM

I just got that Processor last week with a GIGABYTE GTX 670 Video Card and they do not Bottleneck! My Screen Resolution is the same and my Motherboard is the GIGABYTE EP43-UD3L, I also have 6GB DDR2 Crucial RAM. I got Battlefield 4 with it but not Call of Duty Ghosts yet. I would recommend the GTX 670!
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