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HD6870 for Core2 Quad Q8400?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 28, 2012 3:24:29 PM

My PC spec:
CPU: Core2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz
PSU: seasonic S12ii 520w
Monitor: 1440x900

I would like to play Skyrim, Mass Effect 3 at a stable framerate of 60fps at resolution 1440x900. Shall I get the HD6870 or HD6850 for my PC? Will my CPU bottleneck the GPU?

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a b à CPUs
February 28, 2012 3:43:24 PM

No bottleneck from where i see. A 6870 is a better choice. your gonna have people tell you to get the Saphire 6850, but tbh i don't see anything great about it on newegg, the reviews for it are disconcerting. A XFX (Lifetime warranty) 6870 will be better. And good luck getting 60FPS constant with Skyrim, i can't even do it and i got 2 GTX 560 ti's in SLI running at 1080p and whenever in a city i run at about 45, and out in the badlands i get 56-60. If i could just find a way to disable vsync i could know what i really get. But i have seen peole running 4 way SLI GTX 480s/580s and Intel 6 cores and still not be able to get 60fps anywhere they go
a c 120 à CPUs
February 28, 2012 4:21:10 PM

Using the HD6870 or HD6850 with this system will run just fine.
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February 28, 2012 4:24:14 PM

HD6870 is a great performer for the price, get it ;)  If you can push that C2Q to 3 GHz that would help as well!
February 28, 2012 5:04:57 PM

Best answer selected by cciadr.
February 28, 2012 5:09:06 PM

Thanks for all the response. They are very helpful. I will definitely go to get a HD6870.
a b à CPUs
February 28, 2012 5:21:53 PM

Glad We could Help! come back anytime if you have any questions about your PC