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I have a Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz processor and an HD 4650 1 GB ATi Radeon. I have heard that CPU compatibility with Graphics card is necessary to prevent bottlenecks so I looked it up and heart that HD 7770 is best for my CPU. Personally, I want to go for either R7 260X or HD 7770 although I do not know the price of R7. Will it be good enough for running latest games at this budget? Thank you.
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    The 260x will bottleneck, the 7770 is about the maximum I'd recommend. It would run the latest games at medium settings, CPU intensive games would have to run on lower settings since that E7400 really will hold anything decent back nowadays.
  2. What resolution do you intend to game on? I agree that a 7770 is probably the best you could get. It would handle 720p easily, but you would be forced to medium settings at best on 1080p with it.
  3. CTurbo said:
    What resolution do you intend to game on? I agree that a 7770 is probably the best you could get. It would handle 720p easily, but you would be forced to medium settings at best on 1080p with it.


    Resolution would be 1366x768. Thank you.
  4. rolandzhang3 said:
    The 260x will bottleneck, the 7770 is about the maximum I'd recommend. It would run the latest games at medium settings, CPU intensive games would have to run on lower settings since that E7400 really will hold anything decent back nowadays.


    Thanks for the information.
  5. Oh yeah a 7770 would be plenty. You could even go for a 7750 if it's considerably cheaper.
  6. With R7 260X, even if the CPU does not let the GPU perform at its optimum limiting the FPS for example, would it cause any other problem relating to hardware or just that I would not get full performance in which case I might be going for R7 260X and in the future would take another CPU.
  7. Nah, no damage will be done, and if you're gonna get a new CPU, you're gonna need a new mobo with that too
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