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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
He's using an i5 2300.
This will be his greatest limiting factor.

i.e: Bottleneck
post #12 of 24
The 6850 is a good card. I ordered it for my newish desktop (not sigged, check profile)

Metro 2033 seems like a ridiculously demanding game, even at lower resolutions, BUT he would be happy with the 6850. I researched a lot before I ordered it. I can see 35 fps at that resolution.
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
This will be his greatest limiting factor.

i.e: Bottleneck
An i5 2300 will not bottleneck a 6850/6870.
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An i5 2300 will not bottleneck a 6850/6870.
A dual-core at 1280x1024 will most likely limit the FPS more so then a 6850 will...
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophath View Post
An i5 2300 will not bottleneck a 6850/6870.
A dual-core at 1280x1024 will most likely limit the FPS more so then a 6850 will...
...Bottlenecking will not be an issue for this scenario...Let's keep the discussion focused on the thread topic
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A dual-core at 1280x1024 will most likely limit the FPS more so then a 6850 will...
Uh its a quad with 3.1 ghz turbo.

http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=19-115-076

I'd imagine that a 6790 or 6850 would be plenty for that resolution.

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Uh its a quad with 3.1 ghz turbo.

http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=19-115-076

I'd imagine that a 6790 or 6850 would be plenty for that resolution.

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But it still matters, he has a processor locked at 2.8GHz. As for his current resolution, I agree those cards are best. If he plans to upgrade the monitor both cards should still be enough for 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 gaming at reasonable FPS on high settings.
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If he plans to upgrade the monitor both cards should still be enough for 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 gaming at reasonable FPS on high settings.
I've already talked about him being happy with his current monitors...

Quote:
Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
He's very satisfied with his (2) NEC MultiSync 70GX2 monitors. He wants to be sure that he will have awesome performance when playing games like Crysis 2 & BF3 @ 1280x1024. He would rather have a little more power than just having enough for those games I had mentioned.
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im getting about 45 FPS in BF3 beta with my 6870 at 1920x1080 at high settings
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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
6870 = max everything at 1280x1024.
a 6770 would be cheaper and will play most games on high settings at 1280x1024.

I say go for a 6850 just in case he changes monitors in the future.
A 9800GTX will destroy even Crysis on max settings at the 1280x1024.

I vote for the 6850.

nvm, an i5 2300 will handle any game at that resolution. He'll be fine.

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...Bottlenecking will not be an issue for this scenario...Let's keep the discussion focused on the thread topic
This is on topic. It's one of the primary questions we have to ask in order to help make an educated decision.
Edited by Imglidinhere - 10/3/11 at 11:18am
     
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