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Compatible graphics card for Core 2 Duo e4600

Hello,
I want to upgrade to a new gpu which doesn't bottleneck my PC, My PC specs:

2 GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo e4600 2.40 GHz
Millennium 965 motherboard
Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT 210
Frontech ATX P4 450W PSU

Few gpu(s) in my view - R7 260x, R7 250x, HD 7750, HD 7770, HD 7790.

I want the best card which can handle games like Titanfall, COD Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Crysis 3 etc.. No price range because i know costly cards will bottlneck my PC.
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  1. All those cards can run all games you mentioned but it will be bottleneck-ed
    And you need 6gb of ram to play those games
  2. woworwow said:
    All those cards can run all games you mentioned but it will be bottleneck-ed
    And you need 6gb of ram to play those games
    Can you name best gpu that won't bottleneck?
  3. Well, i can but most of those cards are really outdated by now. And probably not supported by the games you want to play
  4. woworwow said:
    Well, i can but most of those cards are really outdated by now. And probably not supported by the games you want to play
    Not in med. settings? And I found a review that told r7 250x and hd 7750 will be compatible with my rig.
  5. Well yes they are compatible.
    Bottleneck is when you don't get maximum performance out of a hardware because other hardware is not capable of feeding the information it needs.
    Basically you won't get max performance. That's bottlenecking.
    If you're OK with that, then all the cards you mentioned should be compatible
  6. woworwow said:
    Well yes they are compatible.
    Bottleneck is when you don't get maximum performance out of a hardware because other hardware is not capable of feeding the information it needs.
    Basically you won't get max performance. That's bottlenecking.
    If you're OK with that, then all the cards you mentioned should be compatible
    How much will these cards bottleneck my PC, is the difference huge? and you should check this out - https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140619031704AAqY5xF
  7. There should be quite noticeable difference.
    But unless you record how many FPS you get, you shouldn't notice it.
    Probably it would decrease about 10 FPS
  8. It's really hard to say but what others are saying is you can get a r7 260x but your computer will still have a hard time playing games because your processor and RAM are really not enough for a lot of the newer games.

    If all you have is around $100 dollars to spend then maybe a r7 260x is your only option but if you can spend around $200 getting a new motherboard and an AMD A10 with some new ddr3 RAM will prob be your best bet to getting medium graphics.

    If you have $300 or more to spend then a complete rebuild might be in order.
  9. woworwow said:
    There should be quite noticeable difference.
    But unless you record how many FPS you get, you shouldn't notice it.
    Probably it would decrease about 10 FPS
    Will all the games mentioned will run without lag (30-60 FPS)?
    And which one is the best card of all i metioned?
  10. Just buy the 260x and a new power supply and start slowing going towards a whole new system. You will be bottle necking the card by about 40-50% in games like that. If you play something like am mmorpg then it wouldn't cripple the performance all that much. If you do chose to go by what I just said go power supply, video card, case, motherboard,ram,and processor. the last 3 should be bought together. You can also add an sdd and hard drive once you have extra money. all of those games use 3+ cores not 100% about cod but I would guess 2.
  11. Unfortunately your PC does not meet the minimum spec, you only have 2gb of ram and I think all those games require 4gb but recommend 8gb. Adding a new GPU wont change this.
  12. If you get the r7 260x or 7790, and play at medium then yes, you should get 40+ FPS.
    My personal experience with the r7 260x, i get crysis 3 to run at 50FPS on 720p
  13. lfkfkfkffs said:
    Just buy the 260x and a new power supply and start slowing going towards a whole new system. You will be bottle necking the card by about 40-50% in games like that. If you play something like am mmorpg then it wouldn't cripple the performance all that much. If you do chose to go by what I just said go power supply, video card, case, motherboard,ram,and processor. the last 3 should be bought together. You can also add an sdd and hard drive once you have extra money. all of those games use 3+ cores not 100% about cod but I would guess 2.
    But I don't have the budget to upgrade my whole rig. So just if you can recommend best gpu that won't bottleneck and run mentioned games at low-med or high settings at 30+ FPS.
  14. Best answer
    It's okay. Get the r7 260x then save money to upgrade the whole thing
  15. I wasn't saying to upgrade everything right now, I'm saying that you should have an upgrade plan for your whole system. Like say 3-6months. Buy the 260x, and the power supply now, and then start saving for the case because as long as the atx form factor never is dead you won't need to worry about it becoming replaced within 3 to 6 months. Then save up for a new motherboard processor and ram. Buy the motherboard, processor, and ram together.
  16. getting a r7 260 will improve your gaming performance on older games.

    But i dont think ANY of those games you listed will run on your processor and 2GB of RAM
  17. woworwow said:
    It's okay. Get the r7 260x then save money to upgrade the whole thing


    lfkfkfkffs said:
    I wasn't saying to upgrade everything right now, I'm saying that you should have an upgrade plan for your whole system. Like say 3-6months. Buy the 260x, and the power supply now, and then start saving for the case because as long as the atx form factor never is dead you won't need to worry about it becoming replaced within 3 to 6 months. Then save up for a new motherboard processor and ram. Buy the motherboard, processor, and ram together.
    Thanks man.
  18. woworwow said:
    It's okay. Get the r7 260x then save money to upgrade the whole thing
    Thanks.
  19. Glad to help
  20. If you have the extra money avoid buying the powercolor one. The cooler on it is really loud and cheap, they also have bad customer support
  21. woworwow said:
    If you get the r7 260x or 7790, and play at medium then yes, you should get 40+ FPS.
    My personal experience with the r7 260x, i get crysis 3 to run at 50FPS on 720p
    Your PC specs?
  22. Ok I saw a review on gpuboss found hd 7790 slightly better than r7 260x. Going for it; right choice? And please suggest the model.
  23. I wouldn't only compare it to gpu boss, they normally use the in theory method. Go to youtube and look at videos showing the fps of both cards for the games that you plan on playing for a real answer.
  24. r7 260x is basically an updated 7790. It's a 7790 with more feature
    My Specs:
    Core i3 2100
    ECS H61H2-MV
    8GB RAM
    500 + 250 + 320 Hard drive (i have 3 hdd, i forgot the manufacturer)
    Msi r7 260x OC
    500w XFX PSU
  25. lfkfkfkffs said:
    I wouldn't only compare it to gpu boss, they normally use the in theory method. Go to youtube and look at videos showing the fps of both cards for the games that you plan on playing for a real answer.
    Which one you suggest?
  26. Go for the r7 260x. It has more feature, it supports directx 11.2 and mantle
  27. Just type in something like crysis 3 on r7 260x and look at the settings that they are playing at if they list them. Then look at crysis 3 on 7790. Do that for 2 to 3 games that you are looking to play and take a mental note of the fps that they get and what settings that they are playing at.
  28. lfkfkfkffs said:
    Just type in something like crysis 3 on r7 260x and look at the settings that they are playing at if they list them. Then look at crysis 3 on 7790. Do that for 2 to 3 games that you are looking to play and take a mental note of the fps that they get and what settings that they are playing at.
    But thet must have better cpu and components (uploaders)?
  29. Well you won't really find any videos that will perfectly match your system as-is. But I would look at those videos more so like a what you can expect to get when you fully upgrade your system. It will also show which one of the cards is better or best when it comes to non bottlenecked situations
  30. lfkfkfkffs said:
    Well you won't really find any videos that will perfectly match your system as-is. But I would look at those videos more so like a what you can expect to get when you fully upgrade your system. It will also show which one of the cards is better or best when it comes to non bottlenecked situations
    So you say i should go for 260x?
  31. If I were you, I would consider replacing that CPU with a Q9550 from ebay. That would almost eliminate your CPU bottleneck issue. Theoretically, it is compatible with your board, but you do have to check your bios supports it.
  32. Hey guys, how about a gtx 750?
  33. Slightly slower (theoratically) but uses lower power.
  34. Smallfilou said:
    If I were you, I would consider replacing that CPU with a Q9550 from ebay. That would almost eliminate your CPU bottleneck issue. Theoretically, it is compatible with your board, but you do have to check your bios supports it.
    Hey Smallfilou it's not available in my country.
  35. Not all of the 750's will work with older motherboards because of the uefi. A lot of dells. hps, emachines, asus pre built systems have problems with them. If you do buy the 750 do research and call both the motherboard manufacture and the card maker first.
  36. gaggudeep said:
    Smallfilou said:
    If I were you, I would consider replacing that CPU with a Q9550 from ebay. That would almost eliminate your CPU bottleneck issue. Theoretically, it is compatible with your board, but you do have to check your bios supports it.
    Hey Smallfilou it's not available in my country.



    I do not understand, some sellers do ship worldwide. Check this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q9550-2-83-GHz-Quad-Core-2-83GHz-12M-1333-Processor-/231262653511?pt=CPUs&hash=item35d8540c47
  37. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnw1fxws4n4 - check this out and please help me, i do not know much about this stuff.
  38. I am not a hardcore gamer just a casual one so not that much excited to play these very-high graphics game. Some older games like BF 3 etc.. will do at 30+ FPS.
  39. How about a GTX 650 Ti?
  40. Smallfilou said:
    gaggudeep said:
    Smallfilou said:
    If I were you, I would consider replacing that CPU with a Q9550 from ebay. That would almost eliminate your CPU bottleneck issue. Theoretically, it is compatible with your board, but you do have to check your bios supports it.
    Hey Smallfilou it's not available in my country.



    I do not understand, some sellers do ship worldwide. Check this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q9550-2-83-GHz-Quad-Core-2-83GHz-12M-1333-Processor-/231262653511?pt=CPUs&hash=item35d8540c47
    Smallfilou, my dAd won't allow to place an order without cash on delivery. :(
  41. I think the most suitable gpu for my pc specs without bottlenecking it will be hd 7750 or GTX 750, what you say?
  42. No just get r7 260x it's better than 7750.
    All cards you listed won't get to their max performance.
    In this scenario, get the best possible performance which is the r7 260x in your list
  43. woworwow said:
    No just get r7 260x it's better than 7750.
    All cards you listed won't get to their max performance.
    In this scenario, get the best possible performance which is the r7 260x in your list
    In another forum Scremin34Egl (graphics card authority) is suggesting gtx 750 to be best for my rig without any bottlenecking issue?
  44. Just forget the games i mentioned and suggest me best gpu for the rig, can you?
  45. woworwow said:
    No just get r7 260x it's better than 7750.
    All cards you listed won't get to their max performance.
    In this scenario, get the best possible performance which is the r7 260x in your list
    Does r7 260x require 6 pin connector which psu has because mine doesn't have one.
  46. yes. but you usually get a 4 pin to 6pin converter
  47. But my psu doesn't have any other slot - Frontech ATX P4 450W.
  48. Really? How many fans do you have?
    4 pin is the one used with fans
  49. woworwow said:
    Really? How many fans do you have?
    4 pin is the one used with fans
    But I opened it and saw no slot. Just a bunch of wires coming out of a hole in the case. Should i remove the case and then see?
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