Closed The best GPU for this CPU? Tags: Graphics Cards CPUs Graphics Last response: February 19, 2012 11:13 PM in Graphics & Displays Share JDriggers February 19, 2012 9:51:26 PM My friend has a Core 2 Quad 2.5 ghz and he would like to know what is the best video card he can get before his CPU starts to bottleneck the card. So can you give me some recommendations? AMD or Nvidia is fine. Thanks More about : gpu cpu Vettedude a b U Graphics card February 19, 2012 9:52:17 PM I have the same processor. I have the HD6850 and its fine for the processor. In Bad Company 2 the CPU starts to show some weakness but its fine. Best solution Kari a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs February 19, 2012 10:09:08 PM yeah, 6850 sounds like a fine match for it. Of course it depends on the games, some are more cpu dependent than others. Related resources Best CPU+MOBO+GPU for 375$(maybe 400$) - Forum Best GPU + CPU combo ? - Forum Proposal to Tomshardware: Best CPU+GPU Combo, in US$ and watts - Forum Best gpu for cpu 2012 - Forum Best GPU to go with the rest of my First CPU build? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JDriggers February 19, 2012 10:11:34 PM Best answer selected by JDriggers. diec4st a b U Graphics card February 19, 2012 10:54:37 PM If the PSU has 2x 6pin power connectors, go for the 6870 its worth the few extra bucks! Mousemonkey a c 248 U Graphics card a b à CPUs February 19, 2012 11:13:38 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhich gpu/cpu combo will give me the best fps in games? ForumBest 95 Watt Processor CPU and Graphics Card GPU for Gaming ForumBest GPU with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz CPU ForumBest PhysX Processor Gpu or Cpu ? ForumBest CPU/Mobo/GPU Combo for under $500-$600 ForumWhat is the best CPU/GPU combo for $360 ForumWhat is the best gpu my cpu can handle ForumWhat is the best possible GPU to go with this CPU ? ForumWhat is the best possible GPU with this CPU ? ForumBest AMD CPU For Multi- GPU Setup ForumBest available GPU that my CPU can handle? ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix ForumBuying a new monitor–can my GPU support it? ForumNormal GPU Shader Temps? (6950 CUII) ForumHelp to eliminate GPU bottleneck, one step at a time! More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !