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Gtx260 to hd7870 vga upgrade

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 17, 2012 4:00:16 PM

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

Thanks! :) 
a c 1318 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 4:07:24 PM

It will work but your quad is slow. Have you considered overclock? It will keep up at 3GHz.
November 17, 2012 4:22:23 PM

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?
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November 17, 2012 4:33:25 PM

Yeah, you will need to OC to relieve the bottle neck from the cpu. I also suggest the 7850 as its probably the best value on the market.
November 17, 2012 5:21:46 PM

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.