Graphics card compatible with core 2 duo

Hi,

Just wanted to ask what GPU to buy that's compatible with Core2Duo. I've read somewhere that if a gpu is too fast for the proc you'll have some "choke points" while playing (fps is fine then stutters for 1-2s). This is for my friend who wants to play Diablo III but doesn't want to spend much on upgrading..Thanks
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  1. "choke points" or bottleneck... Do not worry about this. A better GPU can only improve your gaming experience.

    What is your friend's current GPU & what is the number of that Core2Duo?
    It will also help if you tell us the monitor resolution your friend is playing at & his Power Supply brand & model.
  2. ok, its this

    Core 2 duo 2.66
    Gpu nvidia geforce 210
    Windows screen reso 1680x1050
    600W generic
  3. here's the recommended

    Recommended System Requirements


    windows xp / Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)

    Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz

    2 GB RAM


    NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better

    so basically you would need to change GPU.

    You can get a geforce 550 series for about 100 - 130 $ and it would work good, but if you think you will change computer soon you could get something better.

    You shouln't be affected by bottleneck

    You can go at
    http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/intro.aspx

    and check what kind of performance you should expect for diablo 3 with you current settings
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