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Replacement Graphic card for Q6600

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 18, 2010 6:28:42 PM

Ok, the graphic card on my son's PCs is dying (snows when games are played).

PC Configuration
Intel Q6600 G0 (OC to 3.0GHz)
MB - Gigabyte EP45-DS3
RAM Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
PSU Corsair VX550 or HX620
LCD - 1920X1080

Uses - Programming, Gaming
I expect the life expectancy of this PC to be another 2-3 years

Question - What best value/performance graphic card on the market today would you recommend for this configuration and Why?

Thank you for your help.

a c 169 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 6:45:32 PM

HD 5850 would be a great choice
April 18, 2010 6:47:01 PM

If you want to buy a budget graphic card, 5770 would be better
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a c 169 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 6:52:21 PM

Yes if you can't afford the HD 5850 then 5770 is the way to go

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a c 1311 U Graphics card
April 18, 2010 7:09:15 PM

HD5770 ~$150 handles everything well at 1920 x 1080
HD5850 ~$300 handles everything great at 1920 x 1080
It is all a matter of how much money you want to spend
April 28, 2010 12:44:53 AM

Thank you for all your feedback.

I am leaning towards the HD5770 as it is probably the one within my budget.

A question I have -

Is the HD5770 a good combo with the Q6600 @3GHz?

Would either be a bottleneck for the other OR is this question in the "Not Applicable/Relevant" category?


a c 235 U Graphics card
April 28, 2010 12:47:41 AM

the q6600 and ATI 5770 make a very good combo
a c 1311 U Graphics card
April 28, 2010 1:42:26 AM

^+1 great combo.
April 28, 2010 7:15:44 AM

Well, came home today and was told the old graphic card has just died.
So it is a HD 5750 card I will be buying tomorrow.

Thank you very much all for your help.

May 8, 2010 5:00:32 AM

Best answer selected by wabafet.