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Basically whats the best gpu for a overclcoked Q6600 (currently at 3.2 ghz)
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HD 6950 2gb works well, and doesn't cause any bottlenecks. I picked one up for £122.
    
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Jeez, a Q6600. I probably wouldn't try anything better than a 7770 or a 7870 max. I guess a Q6600 at 3.2ghz would be equivalent to a stock Phenom 955 or so.
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Jeez, a Q6600. I probably wouldn't try anything better than a 7770 or a 7870 max. I guess a Q6600 at 3.2ghz would be equivalent to a stock Phenom 955 or so.

Naaaah! That processor can handle up to a stock GTX 670. Maybe 95%...

There's also no way a Q6600 at 3.2ghz would match a 955BE at stock. 955BE at stock can handle all kinds. I've had 2x HD 6870's on a 955BE at stock, no bottleneck, second card running at 85% and above most of the time.
    
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Naaaah! That processor can handle up to a stock GTX 670. Maybe 95%...

There's also no way a Q6600 at 3.2ghz would match a 955BE at stock. 955BE at stock can handle all kinds. I've had 2x HD 6870's on a 955BE at stock, no bottleneck, second card running at 85% and above most of the time.

Na a GTX 670 or equivalent sees a decent performance benefits with better CPUs or over clocks. A 7870/6950 would be a much better pairing. Clock for clock a Q6600 was about as Phenom II X4, so its a pretty exact comparison.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2754/14
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Naaaah! That processor can handle up to a stock GTX 670. Maybe 95%...

No no no rolleyes.gif

I used to have a Q6600 @ 3.6, and when I moved to an i5-750, my minimum FPS on my 5850 nearly doubled. The Q6600 is 7 years old, and clock for clock, compared to new Intel processors, a 3.2GHZ Q6600 is about equivalent to a 1.6GHZ Quad, if that.

I wouldn't go any higher than a 7850/GTX660 (non-TI)
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No no no rolleyes.gif

I used to have a Q6600 @ 3.6, and when I moved to an i5-750, my minimum FPS on my 5850 nearly doubled. The Q6600 is 7 years old, and clock for clock, compared to new Intel processors, a 3.2GHZ Q6600 is about equivalent to a 1.6GHZ Quad, if that.

I wouldn't go any higher than a 7850/GTX660 (non-TI)

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Used to have a Q8300 @ 3.1ghz paired with a GTX 570, worked as expected, no bottlenecks thumb.gif
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I have a Q660 @ 3ghz and GTX 670
at crysis 3 = total bottleneck... drops up to 20fps...
also noticed at metro last light

the problem is that cpu process alot of tasks of game...

others game runs fine..BF3 , farcry3 ..etc...

q6600 will bottleneck at Crysis 3 specially at "welcome to the jungle" no matter which gpu u use thumb.gif
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GTX 660.. no higher.
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