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What graphic card suits intel core 2 duo

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October 10, 2012 11:53:45 AM

can anyone help me out for choosing which graphic card would be best for gamin in ....intel core 2duo E7500 2.93ghz ...ive got intel express chipset g4...but i need a better one....so can any1 suggest me some graphic card whic suits ma motherboard
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2012 12:06:05 PM

Something in the range of an old nVidia 9800GT would be just fine. You could even go a little bit higher than that without any major bottlenecks.

More important than the CPU are your power supply, the software you wish to run, and what quality and resolution you intend to play at.

Keep in mind also that you can always get a much better GPU which will be bottlenecked by your current system, and then keep it when you eventually upgrade your CPU/mobo/Ram.

All PCI Express cards will work in all PCI Express motherboards regardless of revision (provided you have the power supply to back it up). They will just run at the interface speed of the slowest device.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2012 12:06:50 PM

maximum you should go 7850 but it would have some bottleneck unless overlcokcing is done on cpu
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2012 12:10:06 PM

forgot to mention:
Just because the 9800GT is about as fast as you can go without bottlenecking does not mean that is the card to get. Always look on the hardware charts and try and find the most modern card that has similar or slightly better performance. It will take less power, support newer software better, and generally age better over time than a card that is already old.
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2012 1:40:06 PM

If I were buying in this situation I would look at a 7770
October 10, 2012 11:46:49 PM

+1 on hd 7770...and when you upgrade your system you can xfire two 7770 and i would assume by then they should have better xfire drivers.. that's what I am going to do.. heheh..
October 11, 2012 8:56:32 AM

thanks man....n does anyother graphic card higher than nvidia 9500gt suit ma system....n earlier u meant tat it all depends on ma power supply??
October 16, 2012 1:57:38 AM

I installed a 7850 with my e5400 and it worked. The card did have annoying coil whine. Also, the card beat my 9600gt hands down.
October 16, 2012 1:49:51 PM

supergtr were you able to achieve the same results as in the benchmarks of i7 builds? or is there some bottleneck with your cpu?
October 16, 2012 2:46:22 PM

I didn't run any benchmarks on it as the high pitched noise (probably squealing caps) was too annoying to bear. So I sent it back.
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