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Best GFX for Intel Dual Core E6600

Hey guys am planning to add a GFX card for my rig.
Intel Dual Core E6600(Not Core 2 Duo).
2GBB 1066Mhz Kingston.

My options are.
1. 6790
2. 6770

Any other recommendations are also welcome.

As for the PSU part am hoping for FSP500.


Will buys in 2 days, so reply fast.
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  1. The HD6790 is the more powerful card.
  2. either will work fine. the 6790 is just a 6770 with a faster clock on it. which you can do yourself. save the $20 and get the 6770 and overclock.
  3. If you want to spend a little more this is a great buy for $120 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150551
  4. yeah that is, i almost recommended it. it runs a bit more than 40% faster than the 6770 but cost about 40% more so that makes sense.
  5. I thought the 6790 was identical to the 6770, but with a slightly slower clock and a 256bit memory bus? And by slightly I mean like 10MHz.

    Is the E6600 OC'd at all? Usually a dual core isn't worth spending big bucks on and getting a big card like a 6850 or GTX460. When these CPUs were out we had the GTS250 as the high end. Putting bigger and bigger cards in won't help you play the games you want if your CPU can't feed it data fast enough. I'd stick with a 5750/5770 (6770 in this case) and call it good. Anything more is likely to be a waste.
  6. E6600 Wolfdale pentium Dual core has a std clock of 3.06GHz, is what I belief we are dealing with here should be fine for a mid range card.
  7. Gotcha, missed the not C2D in the OP.

    Either way we are talking midrange. The closer you get to the 6850 and 6870, the worse of an idea it is.
  8. Okay guys... Then its 6770 vs 6790.
    So which among the two are more suited????

    And are'nt there any Nvidia cards that are suitable with my setup, or are they not upto the mark considering the above stated cards????

    And one more aditional info. My MB's a
    MB Brand : Asus
    MB Model : P5G41T-M LX
    NB : Intel G41 rev A3
    SB : Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) rev A1.
  9. Nvidia came out with the GTS550 to tackle the 5770. The GTX460 is similar to the 6850. I usually suggest AMD cards because they are cheaper. Your local market might say otherwise.
  10. rolli59 said:
    E6600 Wolfdale pentium Dual core has a std clock of 3.06GHz, is what I belief we are dealing with here should be fine for a mid range card.


    The std clock for E6600 is 2,4 GHz
  11. Here the only available manufacturers are XFX and ASUS.

    And does GTS550 and GTX460 come withing the same price circle??

    And as you said before. Am also looking for a card thats suitable for my spec, cause I dont want to bottleneck a good piece of tech and put it to waste.
  12. bassejepsen said:
    The std clock for E6600 is 2,4 GHz

    C'mon man for the last time, mines not a core 2 duo... Its a dual core.

    Running at 3.85ghz.
  13. Basse, Intel made two E6600s. The first was the C2D 2.4GHz, and the second is the "wolfdale" "pentium" model which ran at 3.06GHz. (or something like that, I'm assuming Rolli had the right specs.) The second one ran a bit faster then the original in most cases.

    Ash, I have no idea what those cards sell for where you live. Do they come within the same price circle?
  14. What's the price difference?

    For the prices I have seen the 6790 is not a great card, you can usually get a 6850 for very close to the same price and it's a much better card.
  15. ashwinprakas said:
    C'mon man for the last time, mines not a core 2 duo... Its a dual core.

    Running at 3.85ghz.

    If you are overclocked that high then all of those cards mentioned up to HD6850 GTX460 1GB will run on your system with minimal to no bottleneck. All of them will do well from the HD5770/6770 up. Then again we have yet to see your monitor resolution bearing in mind that HD5770 would be a slight overkill at 1280x1024.
  16. In INR 6770 costs 7.3k and 6790 costs above 8k(not sure). Am also not sure about the exact manufacturer the guy said 6770 is available in both XFX and ASUS.

    And is 6790 better than 6770???
  17. rolli59 said:
    If you are overclocked that high then all of those cards mentioned up to HD6850 GTX460 1GB will run on your system with minimal to no bottleneck. All of them will do well from the HD5770/6770 up. Then again we have yet to see your monitor resolution bearing in mind that HD5770 would be a slight overkill at 1280x1024.


    Bro, my max resolution is 1400x900.
  18. Best answer
    At that resolution the HD6770 will do excellent, 6790 is a little faster but costs more so up to you, XFX or Asus are both quality so you can not go wrong..
  19. rolli59 said:
    At that resolution the HD6770 will do excellent, 6790 is a little faster but costs more so up to you, XFX or Asus are both quality so you can not go wrong..


    Okays bro. Will settle with 6770/6790 based on budget. Thanks alot.
  20. Best answer selected by ashwinprakas.
  21. Don't forget to take a look for a GTX460. If that card is around the same price you probably want it. Needs two PCIe 6 pin plugs however so make sure you have the power.
  22. 4745454b said:
    Don't forget to take a look for a GTX460. If that card is around the same price you probably want it. Needs two PCIe 6 pin plugs however so make sure you have the power.


    This's my MB

    And have requested the supplier to check the exact prices and he said he'll confirm by tomorow. And I've fixed 6770/6790 cause I guess higher one's will just get bottlenecked. But now am abit confused about choosing the 6790 over 6770, since people say its not worth the cash. and is 256Mbit a worthy upgrade from 6770's 128Mbit???
  23. Worthy? Depends on the price.
  24. 4745454b said:
    Worthy? Depends on the price.

    Okay then. Will post the exact prices tomorow. And within what percentage of price difference should I consider worthy???
  25. LOL. I would argue that depends on how much money you have. If your budget is $140 and the 6770 is $100, the GTX460 is $130 and the 6790 is $130, you're probably better off with the 6770. It leaves you with more money for other things. (like a game or two?) Usually not worth spending all your money on the GPU as you'll end up buying another new one in <2-3years.
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