Graphics card compatible with core 2 duo


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

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