Best card for an E8500 @ 3.8 ~ 4.0ghz

ppv

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Hi all,

Recently my GTX295 just overheated and as per ASUS they cannot repair it anymore, which means I will have to get a new card...and in the meantime I want to get a new card which I can use its maximum peformance with my current e8500 at 3.8 ~ 4.0 ghz (i know that my CPU will be a hindering a high end graphic card now, but I still want to get the best for an e8500).... any suggestions please? NVIDIA/ATI will do fine...

My specs:
E8500 @ 3.8 ~ 4.0
8GB ram
Dell 24" @ 1920 * 1080

Please let me know if you need any other inforamtion.

Many thanks! :)


 

monsta

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Depends on your PSU, mobo and budget really, Im running the same CPU as you and overclocked at 4Ghz, I'm running 560ti in SLI, it's running great and doesn't appear to be bottlenecking but I'm sure it would run even faster on a new i7 cpu.
 

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hehe thank you all for the prompt reply.. I've got a corsair 850W psu and my mobo is an ASUS P5Q (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5Q/)

budget is not a problem, i want to use the "best" display card for my rig... thanks again!
 
Well, according to monsta and sceen, there won't be a bottleneck with even a sli GTX560Ti.
Only you can't sli you have only 1 pcie x16 slot if i'am right.
A GTX 570 should be fine to than. Or a HD 6950. I base this advice on what the others say, don't know enough myself from that.
 

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hell_storm2004: because i am waiting for GTX6 series and the new cpu next year...lol

robjordy: thanks for the advice, yea I will only run 1 card....

Anyway is there any comments with ATI/NVIDIA now? i've been a nivida guy since TNT32... but if the "best" card for my rig will be an ATI , i would give it a try...
thanks
 
6950 is better than 560ti but the 570 is better than 6950. http://www.hwcompare.com/9022/geforce-gtx-570-vs-radeon-hd-6950/
Still not sure though if this isn't to much for a duo core, even overclocked.
Specially because you're gonne buy new next year i would settle for a HD 6870 or a GTX 560Ti and save the money for the new build.
 

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if u can afford then go for gtx 560ti or 6950

if low buget then gtx 460 or ati 6850

more low budget then go for gtx 550ti or ati 6790


these are the choices but only 560ti or 6950 will perfome good in 1080p

thanks (best answer)
 

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