Jul 30, 2009
Yes it would. Look at the HD 5850. It's cheaper and faster then the 285 but not till you upgrade that processor

This isn't for me, but for a fellow gamer I was talking to. He already has the CPU and GPU. We were trying to dissect a performance problem and the dreaded 'bottleneck' term came up ;P I'm just no good at explaining things so I thought I'd jump over here and ask the pros.
An HD4850 or a GTS 250 are probably a proper match for that CPU.
Then again the GTX 285 is very expensive and for roughly the same money you could get an AM3 motherboard, a quad core Athlon II, a few gigs of DDR3 ram and an HD4870 1gb.