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Will my CPU bottleneck a hd7850?

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May 25, 2012 5:54:55 AM

I can switch into another video card if you guys can recommend me another one that will suit my hardware combination.
My other options are GTX 560/ GTX 560ti/ 6850/ 6870 but as much as possible i want a 7850. Games will be running at 1680*1050.


CPU: Athlon II x3 440 3.0ghz
VC: Palit 9800GT 512GDDR3 256bit
RAM: 4gb

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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 12:18:42 PM

A bottleneck will happen with any of those GPU's but you will also see an increase in performance
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 12:48:36 PM

Upgrade your CPU to a Phenom II x4 965 or above and you're good to go.
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May 25, 2012 1:53:13 PM

wolfreon said:
I can switch into another video card if you guys can recommend me another one that will suit my hardware combination.
My other options are GTX 560/ GTX 560ti/ 6850/ 6870 but as much as possible i want a 7850. Games will be running at 1680*1050.


CPU: Athlon II x3 440 3.0ghz
VC: Palit 9800GT 512GDDR3 256bit
RAM: 4gb

For 1680x1050, the 6850 will be sufficient & it will be a better match to your current processor. Coming from a 9800GT, you will feel very significant improvement.

Also, if your motherboard allows, try to unlock that Athlon II X3. It could turn into a quad core if you are lucky.
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May 25, 2012 11:55:24 PM

Okay, I want to play around 40-60fps(high/ultra details) with the latest and upcoming games.
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May 26, 2012 1:59:33 AM

wolfreon said:
Okay, I want to play around 40-60fps(high/ultra details) with the latest and upcoming games.

If 40-60 is your objective, then the 6850 easily does it on 1680x1050. Here is bench that measures 6850 & 6870 versus current games:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/539?vs=540&i=372...
You can compare the fps & check if the price difference is worth the increase when going to 6870. You can use the same bench to measure 560 & 560 ti by entering it in the Product Comparison.
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May 26, 2012 4:03:06 AM

randomkid said:
If 40-60 is your objective, then the 6850 easily does it on 1680x1050. Here is bench that measures 6850 & 6870 versus current games:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/539?vs=540&i=372...
You can compare the fps & check if the price difference is worth the increase when going to 6870. You can use the same bench to measure 560 & 560 ti by entering it in the Product Comparison.


Hello,

I was wondering what processor anandtech used to benchmark those games.

Thanks,
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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2012 7:06:01 AM

When benchmarks are made for graphics cards, the tester will use the most powerful processor he have. This is to avoid any bottleneck on the processor to distort the result.

In similar manner, when benchmarking processors, the tester will use the most powerful graphics cards he have to avoid bottlenecking in the GPU to distort the result. If you are interested in checking how your X3 440 performs, check this:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/119?i=2.5.3.4.6....
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May 26, 2012 2:50:05 PM

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May 26, 2012 7:17:43 PM

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