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December 30, 2009 6:40:31 AM

Hi guys...I was just wondering...if I get an Athlon II X2 250 cpu then which graphics card should I get so that I can get the most out of the card since I don't think the 250 can fully realise the potential of the most powerful graphics card around...right?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't want any bottlenecks at the CPU side...

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December 30, 2009 6:59:45 AM

jabbrun said:
Hi guys...I was just wondering...if I get an Athlon II X2 250 cpu then which graphics card should I get so that I can get the most out of the card since I don't think the 250 can fully realise the potential of the most powerful graphics card around...right?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't want any bottlenecks at the CPU side...



This article might help :
I think that something like a Ati 4970 or 5750/70 might be the sweet point, if you want Nvidia you could go with the GTS 250 or GTX260, but you'll probably wan't to overclock the hell out of you CPU to ensure that you minimum framerate won't drop too low.

What resolution are you gaming at?
Do you overclock?

Greets Dylan
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December 30, 2009 8:30:56 AM

Thanks for the reply.

I won't be overclocking and I'm only gonna be playing FIFA 10...
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December 30, 2009 12:56:38 PM

Well, since your CPU can be [eventually] upgraded, you may not wish to limit yourself by deliberately creating a potential GPU bottleneck. A HD5750 would likely be a nice choice, regardless of whether your CPU can feed it as fast as it can render.
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December 30, 2009 1:05:33 PM

Not really. A 5770 isn't a lot more expensive, but is massively ahead of the 5750. There are also the higher-end 4XXX cards around that price point, so the 5750 is really the little dwarf amongst some pretty giants.

Do not understimate the power of a good dual core. It should be able to run a 5770 without bottlenecks and with an upgrade in the future, a second 5770 might be added.

With heavy overclocking, you might even be able to use a 5850 without too much performance loss, but that's pushing it.
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December 30, 2009 3:03:17 PM

I won't be overclocking the CPU at all...and if I upgrade I will be building a whole new system from scratch...this system is not with the future in mind...I just want a card that will reach its full potential with the CPU...
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January 12, 2010 6:17:31 AM

Can anyone please help me?
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January 12, 2010 8:25:28 AM

If you do not overclock a 250, I suspect it will bottleneck a 5770, maybe a lesser card as well.
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January 14, 2010 12:48:00 AM

Will a 4670 be ok with the 250...or will there be a bottleneck also?
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September 24, 2010 7:13:34 AM

Best answer selected by jabbrun.
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September 24, 2010 7:59:35 AM

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