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What is the best GPU to pair with Intel Core 2 Quad q9550?

As title says what is the best gpu that I can pair with this CPU?;
Other specs:

GPU(Current): AMD Radeon MSI 6770 1GB GDDR5
PSU: HP 365W
RAM: 5GB DDR2

So my GPU with max TDP of 105W worked fine with this setup, so something around that TDP should be fine.
By the way I was looking toward 750Ti or r7 260x...
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  1. from the top of my head; I would say a 750ti will be just fine,
    as it consumes less than a HD 6770 is at 108w versus 60w for an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card
  2. Gtx 950 will see slightly higher performance over a 750ti, on that cpu really a moot point, but is generally cheaper. The advantage of the 750ti, for the most cards, is its lack of need for a secondary power connection, the 950 generally needing a single 6pin pcie connector.
  3. There are still many games where as long as you have the quad core and a fast videocard you will get good performance, even if the quad core is slower. Depending on the games you play then a slightly faster videocard may be worth it. So I'd go with a 750 Ti or 270x on the low end(not a 260x) or a 1050 on the higher end of the price scale.

    edit: 5gb ram is an odd amount, if you can find some cheap then an upgrade to 8gb would be nice. Add an SSD if you can, nothing gives new life to an older computer like an SSD. It won't help framerate, it's more a massive improvement in general usability.
  4. Really you should be looking at a current gen cards if possible.
    The gtx 1050 of rx460 would be perfect fits for your setup.

    Failing that the 750ti draws slightly less power & performs slightly better than the 260x - from old gen cards it should be first choice.
  5. dontlistentome said:
    There are still many games where as long as you have the quad core and a fast videocard you will get good performance, even if the quad core is slower. Depending on the games you play then a slightly faster videocard may be worth it. So I'd go with a 750 Ti or 270x on the low end(not a 260x) or a 1050 on the higher end of the price scale.

    edit: 5gb ram is an odd amount, if you can find some cheap then an upgrade to 8gb would be nice. Add an SSD if you can, nothing gives new life to an older computer like an SSD. It won't help framerate, it's more a massive improvement in general usability.


    Will get SSD after I get better GPU, btw r7 260x is 75 euros vs gtx 750 Ti at 105.
    Worth it for this price difference?
  6. Karadjgne said:
    Gtx 950 will see slightly higher performance over a 750ti, on that cpu really a moot point, but is generally cheaper. The advantage of the 750ti, for the most cards, is its lack of need for a secondary power connection, the 950 generally needing a single 6pin pcie connector.


    So how much pins needs 750 Ti?
    1 x 6 Pin ?
  7. The Paladin said:
    from the top of my head; I would say a 750ti will be just fine,
    as it consumes less than a HD 6770 is at 108w versus 60w for an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card


    But what is THE BEST GPU that won't bottleneck with this CPU ?
  8. At €75 go for the 260x mate , good buy for that money 50-60% more powerful than a 6670.
  9. The CPU won't often let you get much higher than 60 FPS, but the real question is, what resolution do you play at? You want to pair your GPU with the resolution, not the CPU, unless shooting at 144 FPS.
  10. bystander said:
    The CPU won't often let you get much higher than 60 FPS, but the real question is, what resolution do you play at? You want to pair your GPU with the resolution, not the CPU, unless shooting at 144 FPS.


    1280x1024 with my Philips 190s monitor, 75 Hz refresh rate
  11. Best answer
    The 750ti is about the most powerful card there is, that has no requirement for a pcie power. It's powered entirely by the motherboard slot. So works well with lower power psus that would need adapters to make a 6pin from sata/molex plugs. Any card better will need at least 1x 6pin.
  12. Karadjgne said:
    The 750ti is about the most powerful card there is, that has no requirement for a pcie power. It's powered entirely by the motherboard slot. So works well with lower power psus that would need adapters to make a 6pin from sata/molex plugs. Any card better will need at least 1x 6pin.


    wow, that is really cool, thanks on info!
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