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Upgrading a 9600GT to ?

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September 26, 2012 4:42:24 PM

Hello,

I want to upgrade my graphic card currently I am using a 9600gt, Q6600 cpu, gigabyte p35 mobo and antec 500w earthwatt ps. I want to know whats the best bang for the buck GPU I can get that works with this currect system.

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a c 195 U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 4:55:23 PM

A very high bang/buck card, which would run in your system, is the HD7850. That's an eight-tier jump from what you have.
We could give you a more relevant answer if you post your budget, games you [want to] play, monitor resolution, and what kind of performance you'd like from the new card. On a more modest budget, the HD7770 is still a good choice.
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September 26, 2012 5:01:37 PM

I just recently build a new computer. I am looking for just a budget upgrade for the video card just to get a little bit more life out of the sytem. I am not planning to spend more than $150. I looked into the the HD7770 it seem like it will fit my budget perfectly. Question now is will the HD7770 have any compability issue with a p35 mobo? and will the Q6600 be a bottleneck for the HD7770? Thanks for the help!
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 5:05:37 PM

How overclocked is the Q6600 ? @ 3.6 i might look at the models below.

AMD7850
NV570 depending on age of PSU
NV560ti 448 depending on age of PSU
NV560ti depending on age of PSU
NV560
6850/6870
7770
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 5:07:30 PM

Pepsiman said:
I just recently build a new computer. I am looking for just a budget upgrade for the video card just to get a little bit more life out of the sytem. I am not planning to spend more than $150. I looked into the the HD7770 it seem like it will fit my budget perfectly. Question now is will the HD7770 have any compability issue with a p35 mobo? and will the Q6600 be a bottleneck for the HD7770? Thanks for the help!



But even at 2.4Ghz you will see a massive boost with the 7770
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a c 195 U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 5:14:27 PM

With a budget of $150, the HD7770 is the way to go. I prefer XFX, MSI, or HIS.
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 5:19:55 PM

If you're not overclocked at all, and your motherboard supports a 1333Mhz FSB, look into the BSEL mod. Effectively, it'll kick your CPU up to about 3.0Ghz even and with no side effects. I recently did this to a system running a Q6600 and an old GeForce 9800GTX+ and saw a 10+ FPS increase in Guild Wars 2.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 5:26:37 PM

if you can a very modest overclock of 3Ghz the 7770 is the way to go with your budget. an article with benchmarks of a q6600 @ 3Ghz and a high end graphics card.
Test: What about your Intel Core 2 Quad? - Gaming Performance HD 7970
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Conclusion

As you can see from those results, the Intel Core2Quad is still up to date if you compare it to the FX-4170/FX-8150 from AMD. Okay in some games like Call of Duty, Skyrim and StarCraft II, the AMD FXs are 10 % faster than the Core2Quad but that's all. Everywhere else those processors are scoring almost the same at +/- 1% in both games and synthetic benchmarks . . .
Now if you compare the Q6600 to the i7 3770K you see a serious gap performancewise going from almost nothing up to twice the performance. But hey, this is another league . . .


now i am going to take a guess and any "performance gap" (bottleneck) will not be as noticeable or substantial with a entry level gaming card like the 7770. i'd be happy enough to game with that rig

but what do i know, i have a 550ti :lol: 
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September 26, 2012 5:28:32 PM

Thanks for all the help guys the CPU is currently running at 3.4ghz
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September 26, 2012 5:44:13 PM

Best answer selected by pepsiman.
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 6:38:04 PM

Pepsiman said:
Thanks for all the help guys the CPU is currently running at 3.4ghz



NICE
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 6:38:09 PM

Anonymous said:
if you can a very modest overclock of 3Ghz the 7770 is the way to go with your budget. an article with benchmarks of a q6600 @ 3Ghz and a high end graphics card.
Test: What about your Intel Core 2 Quad? - Gaming Performance HD 7970
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Conclusion

As you can see from those results, the Intel Core2Quad is still up to date if you compare it to the FX-4170/FX-8150 from AMD. Okay in some games like Call of Duty, Skyrim and StarCraft II, the AMD FXs are 10 % faster than the Core2Quad but that's all. Everywhere else those processors are scoring almost the same at +/- 1% in both games and synthetic benchmarks . . .
Now if you compare the Q6600 to the i7 3770K you see a serious gap performancewise going from almost nothing up to twice the performance. But hey, this is another league . . .


now i am going to take a guess and any "performance gap" (bottleneck) will not be as noticeable or substantial with a entry level gaming card like the 7770. i'd be happy enough to game with that rig

but what do i know, i have a 550ti :lol: 



Thanks for the link
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 7:07:38 PM

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