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Graphics card compatible with core 2 duo

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May 24, 2012 7:12:01 AM

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
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 9:53:30 AM

"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.
May 24, 2012 2:57:30 PM

ok, its this

Core 2 duo 2.66
Gpu nvidia geforce 210
Windows screen reso 1680x1050
600W generic

a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2012 3:23:55 PM

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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