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Best video card without being bottlenecked by my CPU?

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1 year ago#1
I currently have an i5 2500 (no k).

I have a MSI Twinfrozr II 560 ti 2gb that I really want to SLI, if I could find one reasonably priced.

I figured I'd buy a newer card and sell this one to offset the purchase.

Anyone have a recommendation?
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1 year ago#2
Gtx 770
1 year ago#3
Budget?
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1 year ago#4
That's still a good CPU; no current GPU will be bottlenecked by it.
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1 year ago#5
Woof. Wasn't expecting someone to say a 770. Figured my CPU would keep me from something like that. Anyways budget I'm looking for something between 200-300. Would reaaaaally prefer to stay towards 200.
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1 year ago#6
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

A GTX 660 is right within your budget, but I highly recommend you spend a bit extra for the 760.
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1 year ago#7
freez posted...
Woof. Wasn't expecting someone to say a 770. Figured my CPU would keep me from something like that. Anyways budget I'm looking for something between 200-300. Would reaaaaally prefer to stay towards 200.


770, 760.
Nothing is going to be held back much by that CPU. Nobody's put out any major improvements.
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1 year ago#8
http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=84874&vpn=GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1084

Seems to be the best deal on a 770...but should I try for a 3 or 4 GB card?
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1 year ago#9
freez posted...
http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=84874&vpn=GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1084

Seems to be the best deal on a 770...but should I try for a 3 or 4 GB card?


No. There isn't a game out there that benefits significantly from more than 2GB at this time. Unless you're doing some seriously memory-bound work, like software development, 3D modeling, and material/texture work, stick to 2GB.
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1 year ago#10
freez posted...
http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=84874&vpn=GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1084

Seems to be the best deal on a 770...but should I try for a 3 or 4 GB card?
Depends on what resolution you play at. For 1080p, 2GB is more than enough. But beyond 1080p it might be worth it to look into a 3-4GB card.
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