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Poll Results: What should I upgrade to?

Poll expired: Nov 13, 2011  
  • 35% (6)
    GTX460 1GB
  • 29% (5)
    HD6850
  • 35% (6)
    2 X HD5770 CF
17 Total Votes  
post #11 of 25
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There is no way I can afford another 460 - so SLI 460 is out of the question. It is an upgrade path though.

6870 would be nice but I stay in South Africa. Also I pretty much can't fit graphics cards longer than 9" (23cm). All these cards fall within my length - well except reference-PCB 6850s.
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post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Not sure if this is a troll.
Not a troll. If you stick the same video card with a different CPU, will you get different FPS? Yes. If you don't believe me then search up a benchmark review on any two CPU comparison in games.
     
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post #13 of 25
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Not a troll. If you stick the same video card with a different CPU, will you get different FPS? Yes. If you don't believe me then search up a benchmark review on any two CPU comparison in games.
You sure? I was running with a 9400 GT in my pentium 4 before. Now using my sig rig, I get a lot more FPS with the same card.

Two different processors, same GPU.
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by SergeantSilent View Post
You sure? I was running with a 9400 GT in my pentium 4 before. Now using my sig rig, I get a lot more FPS with the same card.

Two different processors, same GPU.
So you do agree?
     
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post #15 of 25
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So you do agree?
Oh, I totally mis-read your comment. lol

Yes I do agree.
post #16 of 25
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Oh, I totally mis-read your comment. lol

Yes I do agree.
Lol we all do that sometimes.
     
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post #17 of 25
Different brand video cards don't perform any better just because they're paired with a certain processor.
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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post
Different brand video cards don't perform any better just because they're paired with a certain processor.
You misunderstood the post then. The CPU will handle certain parts of processing while the GPU will handle others and different brand video cards usually mean something is different with the card such as clock speeds or hardware.
     
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post #19 of 25
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Best bang for the buck is 6850 easily. That's what I'd go with.

What on earth are you on about? CPU doesn't matter even the slightest.
Yep, there is something called a "CPU bottleneck". When this occurs, your GPU is being limited by the CPU in games.
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post #20 of 25
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You misunderstood the post then. The CPU will handle certain parts of processing while the GPU will handle others and different brand video cards usually mean something is different with the card such as clock speeds or hardware.
What does that have to do with anything? x brand cards don't work better with y processor.
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