Hello, im looking to upgrade my vga from a gtx 260 to a hd7870. Im wondering if this would still be compatible with my current rig. If so, how much will it be bottlenecked? If not, is there a compatible card in the current gen that can at least be considered a worthy upgrade without a significant bottleneck?
MB: Asus p5ql-se cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33Ghz
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It will work but your quad is slow. Have you considered overclock? It will keep up at 3GHz.
Yes, but then ill have to buy an aftermarket cooler for that, right? But what if i dont oc? Can you suggest a more suitable card that is worth an upgrade?
Thanks for the advice. As for the oc, i will be doing it at a later time. Im new to overclocking so i need to do a little homework. As for now i really need a replacement card for my rig, and i think ill go for the 7850.