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Originally Posted by Error lVlacro View Post
5850 is plenty powerful as I own it and put it in my newer Sandy rig and it pretty much stays at the black ops FPS (hovers around 91-92) So to say this card is not powerful at all is silly. Black ops is mostly CPU bound as I've seen benchmarks start at 2ghz-4ghz and it scaled all the way up. So even higher than 4ghz would have granted more FPS. My 5850 on my Q6600 in black ops the fps went up and down more often, but on the Sandy it stays mostly steady. Way more than enough for black ops.

So the bottleneck is definitely more likely in the CPU than the GPU. 5850 is more like AMDs 470. 470 maybe be better in certain games, but similar in others. If the CPU is not overclocked then to get smoother gameplay it will help to do so.
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A 5850 is more than enough for games like BFBC2 and BlackOps.

With my athlon ii x4 + my 5850 get above 60 frames in BFBC2 and well over 90 in BlackOps.

Whatever you decide to do do not get rid of the 5850 if anything add another.
Yes, yes, Point is - it's not *that* powerful to get bottlenecked by PhII Quad!
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I thought It wasent the 5850 and its overclocked too

CPU isnt overclocked but I might get an Athlon II x4 645 at 3.1Ghz there pretty cheap at £70.
Do you reccomend me upgrading to an Athlon ?
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I thought It wasent the 5850 and its overclocked too

CPU isnt overclocked but I might get an Athlon II x4 645 at 3.1Ghz there pretty cheap at £70.
Do you reccomend me upgrading to an Athlon ?
Athlon IIs are not much slower than Phenom IIs. The only thing they lack is l3 cache, which almost doesn't matter.
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