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Compatible graphics card for Core 2 Duo e4600

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June 19, 2014 3:13:58 AM

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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June 19, 2014 3:18:35 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 3:22:18 AM

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?

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June 19, 2014 3:24:48 AM

Well, i can but most of those cards are really outdated by now. And probably not supported by the games you want to play
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June 19, 2014 3:27:11 AM

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Well, i can but most of those cards are really outdated by now.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.

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June 19, 2014 3:30:42 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 3:32:54 AM

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=2014061...

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June 19, 2014 3:38:00 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 3:39:54 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 3:40:06 AM

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?

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June 19, 2014 3:40:18 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 3:42:09 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 3:43:50 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 3:43:56 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 3:46:02 AM

It's okay. Get the r7 260x then save money to upgrade the whole thing
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June 19, 2014 3:47:49 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 3:48:33 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 3:48:59 AM

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.


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June 19, 2014 3:49:41 AM

woworwow said:
It's okay. Get the r7 260x then save money to upgrade the whole thing
Thanks.

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June 19, 2014 3:49:52 AM

Glad to help
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June 19, 2014 3:50:42 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 3:50:52 AM

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?

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June 19, 2014 3:53:50 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 3:56:24 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 3:59:59 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 4:00:26 AM

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?

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June 19, 2014 4:02:04 AM

Go for the r7 260x. It has more feature, it supports directx 11.2 and mantle
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June 19, 2014 4:03:32 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 4:06:16 AM

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)?


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June 19, 2014 4:09:39 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 4:12:59 AM

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?

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June 19, 2014 4:14:00 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 4:18:25 AM

Hey guys, how about a gtx 750?
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June 19, 2014 4:19:51 AM

Slightly slower (theoratically) but uses lower power.
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June 19, 2014 4:21:30 AM

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.

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June 19, 2014 4:23:37 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 4:26:45 AM

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-GH...
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June 19, 2014 4:29:40 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 4:30:57 AM

How about a GTX 650 Ti?
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June 19, 2014 4:32:35 AM

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-GH...
Smallfilou, my dAd won't allow to place an order without cash on delivery. :( 

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June 19, 2014 4:47:47 AM

I think the most suitable gpu for my pc specs without bottlenecking it will be hd 7750 or GTX 750, what you say?
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June 19, 2014 5:08:17 AM

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
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June 19, 2014 5:11:11 AM

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?

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June 19, 2014 5:13:47 AM

Just forget the games i mentioned and suggest me best gpu for the rig, can you?
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June 19, 2014 5:15:37 AM

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.
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June 19, 2014 5:40:07 AM

yes. but you usually get a 4 pin to 6pin converter
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June 19, 2014 5:58:48 AM

But my psu doesn't have any other slot - Frontech ATX P4 450W.
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June 19, 2014 6:16:19 AM

Really? How many fans do you have?
4 pin is the one used with fans
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June 19, 2014 9:51:47 AM

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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