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Will I bottleneck with this card?

Hello,

I want to upgrade my graphics card but I do not want to bottleneck can someone help me find a good graphics card that is not overkill and not too little.

I am thinking about getting the 550 ti for my setup is that a good choice??

Here is my setup,

intel i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz

8 gb of kingston hyperx

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 mobo


if you need more info just ask I have a 8800gt right now but it does not have hdmi and I think it is bottlenecking my system so I want something like a 550 ti good choice?? I am using a 1920x1080 resolution and want to have high resolutions can the 550 ti do that??

Thank you for your help.
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  1. Yes, the 550ti is weak for a 2500k. What is your budget? We can give you some suggestions...
  2. Best answer
    You should really be looking at the 6850 in that price range.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=539

    The 6850, as shown, performs much better and can be had for within $10-15 of the 550ti. Even there, you should consider the 6870. It's not too much more, and offers a pretty noticeable step up in performance.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=539
  3. auntarie said:
    Yes, the 550ti is weak for a 2500k. What is your budget? We can give you some suggestions...



    I was thinking about 150 but if it will improve performance greatly I can do $200-$250
  4. Best answer selected by 2fast4thetown_down.
  5. Project X said:
    You should really be looking at the 6850 in that price range.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=539

    The 6850, as shown, performs much better and can be had for within $10-15 of the 550ti. Even there, you should consider the 6870. It's not too much more, and offers a pretty noticeable step up in performance.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=539


    I think I will go with the 6870 unless the 7770 is better is it??
  6. No. Go with 6870.
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