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February 14, 2012 10:35:51 PM

hello , i have
cpu core 2 duo e7500 @3.3 GHz
ram 4 gb
resolution 1600x900
i wanna buy a new graphics card , and i have a limited budget , am thinking of buying the hd 6790 , i wanna play all games in ultra :)  , please can u tell me is this card good for me or not ??
some people said that my e7500 will bottleneck this card ... others said that i can't play games like BF3 in ultra with this cpu ,
i just want u to see this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tW [...] Q7EwlFakfr
and also check his channel .....
i also saw that guys can play all games with high settings using the e7500 cpu , so i concluded that the vga is the matter not my cpu , am i right ??
please can u tell me is this vga card suitable for me??
on more question :) ))
am really confused bettween 6850 and 6790 , of course the 6850 is better but in this pic
http://media.bestofmicro.com/V/F/2 [...] 201920.png
i see that there's no much difference between them , and as i told u before i have a limited budget so i will wait a lot until i get the price of 6850 , i currently have the price of 6790 card , so will i be disappointed if i bought it ?? please answer me
Thank you very much , and sorry for my bad english :) 

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February 15, 2012 12:18:00 AM


BigMack70 said:
Your links are bad.

You can't play games like BF3, Crysis, Crysis 2 on ultra with that card. The 6850 is a better card, but if you are wanting to play everything on Ultra at 1600x900, you're probably going to need a 6950 minimum.

The e7500 is going to bottleneck a card like the 6950 at times, but with a 6790 or 6850 you will probably be fine most of the time.

With that CPU, I'd recommend the 6850. It's only $130 on newegg, shouldn't be bottlenecked terribly by your CPU, and it will run most games maxed out 1600x900 and the really demanding games (BF3/Crysis 2/etc) at near-max without AA.:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Alternatively, you could wait 2-3 months until the low/midrange HD 7xxx and GTX 6xx cards are released, and then pick up a more powerful card around the same $130 mark.

Thank you very much that helped a lot , well ... I will go for 6850 :)  do you mean that my card won't bottleneck this card ?? If yes so that's awesome and I will buy it :D 
Man you said that I can't play crysis full graphics with my pc ... I have the game and I play it with my sh*ity 5450 card at about 25 fps at maximum resolution :) 
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February 15, 2012 12:38:19 AM

you should upgrade your CPU to at least E8500 overclock it to at least 3.6 you can fint it on ebay for around $80. If I were you I would get 6850 or 6870..anyway good luck
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February 15, 2012 12:13:19 PM

maxinexus said:
you should upgrade your CPU to at least E8500 overclock it to at least 3.6 you can fint it on ebay for around $80. If I were you I would get 6850 or 6870..anyway good luck


BigMack70 said:
It's really going to depend on the game in terms of CPU bottleneck. For example, in a RTS game like Starcraft 2 or in a game that is known to be CPU-limited like Skyrim, you are likely to get noticeably worse performance than someone with the same GPU + a better CPU. However, in very GPU demanding games like BF3 / Crysis 2, you probably won't experience much of a bottleneck at all. I don't think it's bad enough for you to worry about in any case.

You might be able to max Crysis at 1600x900 without any AA and get fine framerates... I'm not sure. I think you'll be pretty happy with a 6850 for $130, though :) 


well man about how much fps will be dropped by this bottleneck ??
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February 15, 2012 2:31:14 PM

Well see here is the thing owbm3297, you have a dual core. or well to be exact a core 2 duo. you are most likely to get a bottleneck with any mid range card. See Technology advances double if not more every time a new technology is released. Ok now lets go back to when the core2duo was in its prime. the Pentium dual core were probaby like our Core i3's to to when ivy bridge is released (If they even have dual core anymore????) . Dual cores were the thing about 4-5 years. Now not so much, quad core's are mostly your regular thing now, and 6 cores and more multi core architecture are starting to get more used. So a quad such as a core2quad if possible will help. I know this alot to read but just take into consideration. If your getting bottlenecks from the start with the new video card. thats all your likely to get later on. Just save up and build a new. Sell that core2duo system and build a new. Its time to move on
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February 15, 2012 3:03:25 PM

Rockdpm said:
Well see here is the thing owbm3297, you have a dual core. or well to be exact a core 2 duo. you are most likely to get a bottleneck with any mid range card. See Technology advances double if not more every time a new technology is released. Ok now lets go back to when the core2duo was in its prime. the Pentium dual core were probaby like our Core i3's to to when ivy bridge is released (If they even have dual core anymore????) . Dual cores were the thing about 4-5 years. Now not so much, quad core's are mostly your regular thing now, and 6 cores and more multi core architecture are starting to get more used. So a quad such as a core2quad if possible will help. I know this alot to read but just take into consideration. If your getting bottlenecks from the start with the new video card. thats all your likely to get later on. Just save up and build a new. Sell that core2duo system and build a new. Its time to move on

so do u mean that my cpu will disappoint me in playing current and future games ?? :( ( even if i bought the 6850 ?? i don't have enough money to buy a card a mobo and a quad core cpu , it's impossible , do u believe that i will say that " damn buying this card a waste of money " because of my cpu ??? :( (((((((((((((((((
i saw lots of people playing this game with ultra settings using the e7500 and many heavy games such as gta iv and mafia 2 , all on high setiings with e7500 , so i concluded that the vga is the matter not the cpu am i right ??
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February 15, 2012 3:08:32 PM

all of u see this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-W-jHuqIS4
the same cpu but not the same vga " but i think it's similer to the 6850 " and he can play it with ultra
plz guys tell em what do u c in this video , i don't wanna be disappointed after buying this card
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February 15, 2012 3:54:02 PM

I second bigmack70. Ignore Rockdpm. No offense Rockdpm, but apart from not being entirely accurate, you're also coming from a limited viewpoint.
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February 15, 2012 3:56:36 PM

BigMack70 said:
This is basically the equivalent of just fear-mongering to the OP. Especially the nonsense about dual-quad core. A dual core i3-2100 performs better than any quad core from AMD in games. Architecture makes more of a difference than core count, especially in games.

Either post benchmarks that will show how bad the bottleneck will be, or don't. The bottleneck isn't likely to be all that bad on GPU-limited games. In other words, that CPU is still likely to be able to feed information quickly enough to the GPU so that the GPU is not bottlenecked. When the workload is directly on the CPU, games will slow down considerably compared to a faster CPU, but this does not describe every game or every situation.


I used to run an old pentium 4 on an 8800GTS... the 8800GTS was bottlenecked by that, but it still performed better than it would have with a lesser GPU.

In other words @OP - Yes, you have an old CPU. Yes, that is going to impact performance in some games. No, it's not going to make you regret the purchase of a 6850. You will experience a massive gaming performance boost by upgrading to that GPU. The 6850 is still a good deal at $130 for your system.You can always upgrade your CPU later on.

:edit: I'm not sure what you're looking for here OP. You seem to want reassurance that your CPU is awesome when you and everyone else knows that it is old tech... If you want to get better graphics performance, you should buy the 6850. If you want the best performance possible, you need to upgrade your whole system. Not sure what to tell you beyond what I've said - you will not regret the purchase of a 6850, but obviously it would perform somewhat better on a system with a 2500k than an e7500.

wow , u gave me a lot of hope :)  , of course i know that a better cpu will give me a better and more fps's but u said that i won't regret of purchasing this card :D  , u helped me alot ^^ , just one ore question :) )) .... how much fps will be dropped from a good cpu ex. i3 to my e7500 cpu ?? i just want to know the difference :) ) , and thank you man , i will go for 6850 ^^
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February 15, 2012 4:35:47 PM


OK thank you so much :) 
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February 22, 2012 9:06:47 AM

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February 22, 2012 9:55:54 AM

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