recently I've been looking to buy a new GPU for my rig. I'm upgrading from a 9800 GT to either GTX 460 768MB/1GB or the Radeon HD 6870. However, I'm not sure HOW MUCH my current rig will bottleneck these graphics cards.
Core 2 Quad 8200 2.34GHz
750 GB on 2 HDDs - plenty of space
Windows Vista 32 bit
GameXStream PSU @ 700W Native/game resolutions: 1680x1050 Purpose: Games - Starcraft 2, WoW Cataclysm, BFBC2, CSS, and basically getting ready for upcoming games
So as you can see the mobo/spec isn't quite up-to-date. It's pretty obvious neither of these cards will perform optimally under the spec I listed.
Hmm I've always thought I'd have bottlenecking issue since these cards are so new (relatively speaking). I guess I am gonna pass on the 768 MB version of GTX 460 then.
Also, I've heard some good things about GTX 460 and its performance with Blizzard games, and that ATI drivers aren't as good as NVidia ones. Thanks for your input though 6870 is definitely in my consideration