Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Best video card for my CPU?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
October 19, 2012 8:32:21 PM

Hello,

I have an AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE and I was wondering which cards could have great performance (gaming wise) with it. I don't intend on upgrading my CPU to Intel at the moment.

My PSU is a Corsair 750w.

More about : video card cpu

a b U Graphics card
a c 85 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 8:55:03 PM

I am getting an AMD 7850 tomorrow and for the price/performance/power ratio it is awesome. What is your budget?
m
0
l
a c 196 U Graphics card
a c 133 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 8:56:13 PM

You've not specified your budget; I'm assuming $200; maybe a little more?
Among the highest bang/buck cards right now are the HD7850 and HD7870. They are not power hogs, run well at stock but also overclock well, and do not generate a lot of heat. You could run two of either on your current PSU.
m
0
l
Related resources
October 19, 2012 8:58:04 PM

jay2577 said:
I am getting an AMD 7850 tomorrow and for the price/performance/power ratio it is awesome. What is your budget?

I was looking into that as well because of its price and great reviews. My price would be about $250-$300.
If I get the extremely good cards like GTX 670-680 or Radeon 7970, it will be bottlenecked due to my CPU.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
a c 85 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 9:00:18 PM

It might bottleneck in some games but it would be ready to put into a new system at some point if you are thinking of upgrading your motherboard, cpu later on.
What speed it your phenom 2? Is it overclocked?
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
a c 85 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 9:01:48 PM

Ah i just read that you don't want to upgrade at the moment. sorry.
I think the 7850 2gb would be awesome for you and they use less electricity than the nvidia.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
a c 85 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 9:03:04 PM

Maybe the 7870. it's your decision but they are both awesome
m
0
l
October 19, 2012 9:04:20 PM

jay2577 said:
Ah i just read that you don't want to upgrade at the moment. sorry.
I think the 7850 2gb would be awesome for you and they use less electricity than the nvidia.

May I ask which company you are using for the 7850? GIGABYTE, MSI, SAPPHIRE Etc.

My CPU is factory stocked at 3.4GHz
m
0
l

Best solution

a b U Graphics card
a c 85 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 9:07:52 PM

I am using MSI as it's on sale with an awesome cooler

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

I am in the UK though so don't know if it's available where you are. It looks good though
Share
a b U Graphics card
a c 85 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 9:10:36 PM

You can run a 7870 with that CPU easily and maybe overclock it a bit if you want. Your PSU is easily able to do that. Just watch the temps
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
a c 85 à CPUs
October 19, 2012 9:18:46 PM

Overclock your CPU i meant
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
a b à CPUs
October 19, 2012 9:24:15 PM

I run an MSI 7850 and used to have it paired with a 965be clocked to 4ghz. Its a great gpu and probably the best bang for your buck in the industry right now. I run it on a Xeon now, but I love it and recommend the MSI for great overclocking and a very quiet, cool heatsink. Sapphire is another good brand that I have used in the past.
m
0
l
October 19, 2012 9:28:59 PM

jay2577 said:
I am using MSI as it's on sale with an awesome cooler

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

I am in the UK though so don't know if it's available where you are. It looks good though

Thanks, I think I'll be going with either the 7850 or 7870 depending which is at my local store :) 
m
0
l
October 19, 2012 9:29:08 PM

Best answer selected by lolbot15.
m
0
l
!