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July 10, 2012 2:45:23 AM

My current system consists of an ASUS P6T mobo, 6 GB RAM, i7 930 2.8 GHz processor, Radeon HD 5770 video card, and Win 7 64 bit. I'm able to run any game I throw at it fine at the moment, however, I feel the irrational need for a change. Would upgrading to say a Radeon HD 6870 or even a 7000 series show a noticeable improvement or would my system bottleneck such a card?
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July 10, 2012 2:56:27 AM

No sir/ma'am. An HD 7850 or above would be an amazing improvement, though an HD 6870 would be great too.
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July 10, 2012 3:01:32 AM

A Radeon HD 7850 will have nearly double the performance of your current Radeon HD 5770.
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July 10, 2012 3:08:33 AM

Thanks to both posters for your prompt responses. Time to shop!
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July 10, 2012 3:16:20 AM

My ASUS P6T is of course PCI-E 2.0. Should I avoid Radeon HD 7850s listed as 3.0 or would buying such a card now make sense for any future builds? Or would it even work?
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July 10, 2012 3:19:34 AM

sophor said:
My ASUS P6T is of course PCI-E 2.0. Should I avoid Radeon HD 7850s listed as 3.0 or would buying such a card now make sense for any future builds? Or would it even work?

PCIe 3.0 graphics cards are fully backward compatible with the PCIe 2.0 x16 slot on the motherboard.
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