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The 7770, not too powerful for that price range, but it will do that and more.
post #12 of 17
Honestly I wouldn't get anything more than a 4850 as I had a e6600 (@ 3.2Ghz) with one then upgraded to a Q9300 and I could tell a difference that the dual core was holding the card back.
post #13 of 17
Anything really, my personal vote goes towards a 6850, you can get them for a little under $100 now and they are quite powerful (and also OC great).

My 6850 went to 1ghz core / 1150mem at 1200mV and the other one did 980mhz core / 1150mem at the same voltage. Stock voltage is like 1150mV or 1175mV?
And stock frequencies are 775/1000, almost a 30% OC with a tiny voltage bump.
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

It just depends on the game. GTA IV will be cpu bottlenecked but any other game will run fine.
If you will run the e6600 at stock speed, get the HD6670
If you will overclock to 3ghz, get the HD7770

How much would the HD 7770 be bottlenecked if I left the E6600 at stock speeds? Also, are you referring to the 6670 with GDDR5 memory?
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How much would the HD 7770 be bottlenecked if I left the E6600 at stock speeds? Also, are you referring to the 6670 with GDDR5 memory?
At stock speeds yes the 7770 will be bottlenecked a little but not enough to make any kind of substantial difference.Overclocking it to 3.4ghz will remove the bottleneck completely.The E6600 even today when overclocked manages to remain a viable cpu for gaming for games that are single or dual threaded.Fact of the matter is that games have been very slow to adopt quad core and 90% of today's games can run just as well of dual core cpu's as they do on quads.
This can will probably change in the next few years but the fact remains that a modern dual core or overclocked older one can get the job done in modern games and is still recommended for entry level gaming setups even though many will disagree with me.
    
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Haha, I guess I should let everyone know that I did purchase an HD6670 and it works surprisingly well with my dual core sandy bridge processor. I tested it with Skyrim on medium settings 1280*720 and it was very playable.
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How much would the HD 7770 be bottlenecked if I left the E6600 at stock speeds? Also, are you referring to the 6670 with GDDR5 memory?
look at XaslanX's post on top, he said his E6600 even bottlenecked his HD4850, so I imagine an HD7770 will be bottlenecked by about 30%.

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Haha, I guess I should let everyone know that I did purchase an HD6670 and it works surprisingly well with my dual core sandy bridge processor. I tested it with Skyrim on medium settings 1280*720 and it was very playable.

Well that's good so you didnt have to spend too much.
Did you get the DDR5 version? it should handle skyrim's default high setting at that resolution, just turn of MSAA and use FXAA instead.
COD MW3 and NBA2k13 can be easily maxed out with that card.
My friends have that card so Ive tested it a bit.
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