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Hypothetical GPU question

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a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 10:04:59 PM

Here's my setup right now:

AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
Radeon HD 6870 Reference
MSI 760GM-P34FX Mobo
8 gb ddr3 1333 MHz
Corsair CX-600 PSU

I was finally able to install the 6870 (kinda old, but new to me) into my system earlier this week and I am happy with the performance that I am getting right now. My question is, when I get the money (this summer b/c I'll be working), what is the best graphics card that I can get before my cpu becomes a bottlekneck? This system is fine for me right now as I am just a casual gamer and in school, but I try to upgrade it when I can.

Any help would be appreciated.

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December 6, 2012 10:09:30 PM

I'd recommend a 7970 or a GTX 670 if you're looking for a high-end card, but if you're more a budgeted gamer, than you could go with a 7850 or a GTX 560 Ti.

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a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 10:22:53 PM

The 560's are phased out now. A 7970 is pushing it on that CPU of course it depends what games your playing. It should be able to handle a 7870 without any problem and perhaps a 7950. Then the Nvidia side of those cards the 660 and the 660Ti.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 10:26:03 PM

Ask in the summer, cards, prices, etc will be nothing like they are now.
a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2012 10:31:36 PM

Indeed, espically with the 8000's coming out, it should make prices change across the board.
a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 12:40:29 AM

Alright, thanks. This is exactly the info I wanted. Thanks.

Also, I'm going to wait till this next summer before I do anything.
a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2012 7:09:46 PM

Best answer selected by jthill909.