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New GPU for Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz

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January 21, 2012 10:55:48 AM

Hi all,
I'm looking for GPU upgrade. My current rig is 3 years old Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, 4 GB ram and GeForce 9800 GTX. I'd like to boost gaming performance and I'd also like to use audio over HDMI output for playing/movies on TV. Budget is not limited at all but I'm sure the most new GPUs will be limited by CPU performance. Thanks for advice.

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a c 84 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 12:50:43 PM

hd 6770 or 6850 will be good without any problem but can u tell me the model name of the psu with wattage?
January 21, 2012 1:25:20 PM

Eurocase 550W
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a c 84 U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 6:07:55 AM

JendaN said:
Eurocase 550W

go and get 1 hd 6870 it will be good and capatible with your psu and it will give you more performance then the hd 6850 and the hd 6850 will be also good for your pc:)

February 1, 2012 7:50:21 PM

I bought the 6870. HDMI audio works differently than NVIDA - it doesn't pass the S/PDIF signal from sound card but it has own audio chip. The result is that I'm getting only stereo sound instead of 5.1 DD. Quite disappointment.
a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2012 7:59:57 PM

sounds like you have it configured incorrectly tbh
February 2, 2012 2:21:55 PM

Actually yes. Audio devices manager still says it's stereo but it passes DD as supposed now. I also installed Realtek driver etc.
Pretty impressive piece of hardware according to games performance. Thanks.
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 3:50:47 PM

6870 is the best $ vs fps card right now, you won't be disapointed ;)  This is also what I would have recommended.
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2012 6:23:28 PM

^agreed 6870 is a good buy

@JendaN did you fix the problem?