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That benchmark still proves the 955 is superior to the Q6600 in every single way.

I said a GTX 670 would get about 95%, which is true. Crysis 3 is a freak of nature, of course it will cause bottle-necks on a 670...

Basically. I am just saying that a 670 would run just fine on a Q6600 in most games at around 95%. No need to bash me, I've had BOTH processors. I upgraded from the Q6600 to the 955. I had a GTX 470 in the Q6600, it ran fine with no bottle-necks, then had the 470 in the 955 rig, then upgraded to 2x 6870's as I got them for £110 for 2 of them, and guess what, no bottle-necks.

OP asked what it would be capable of, and I'd say a GTX 670 max on a 3.2ghz overclock. 660ti can reach stock 670 speeds too... so I have no idea what you guys are talking about. You just like disagreeing for the sake of it.
    
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

Basically whats the best gpu for a overclcoked Q6600 (currently at 3.2 ghz)

GTS 450
GTX 460
GTX 470
GTX 480
GTX 560
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 570
GTX 580
GTX 590
GTX 660
GTX 660 Ti
GTX 670
GTX 680

Whatever your budget is. A Q6600 is still a decent CPU. I would go for 3.6+Ghz though, my old Q6600 3.8Ghz could play Metro 2033/Crysis 2, Mafia II, BF3 at 30+ FPS all day.

Best bang for buck? GTX 460/GTX 560 OR HD 7770/HD 7870. Maybe a 7870XT or GTX 660 now since the 700 Series is dropping.
 
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I had a Q6600 @ 3.0GHz in my brother's PC and believe me, you'll have min FPS problems with a lot of games.

It was barely getting above 40FPS in NFS Shift 2 combined with an old 9800GT !!

Since I "upgraded" to a $50 Pentium Dual Core G630, the game is now GPU limited like it should be and I'm getting 50-60FPS.

Like other said, no more than a low to mid range GPU, GTX660/GTX560 Ti/GTX460 or HD7850/HD6950/HD5850 or lower.
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I had a Q6600 @ 3.0GHz in my brother's PC and believe me, you'll have min FPS problems with a lot of games.

It was barely getting above 40FPS in NFS Shift 2 combined with an old 9800GT !!

Since I "upgraded" to a $50 Pentium Dual Core G630, the game is now GPU limited like it should be and I'm getting 50-60FPS.

Like other said, no more than a low to mid range GPU, GTX660/GTX560 Ti/GTX460 or HD7850/HD6950/HD5850 or lower.

Exactly, 3ghz.... You need at least 3.4ghz for the 670. I agree the FPS isn't going to be as good as a newer CPU, I'm not arguing that. The Q6600 overclocked properly, will allow you to get away with certain games.
    
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I have a q6600 at 3.4 with a 7950 at 1100mhz (only overclocked because I bitcoin mine, it either maxed 60 fps or was being bottlenecked at stock 900mhz). So yeah, most games I'm able to run at 60 fps max settings with spikes down to the 50s. The worst bottleneck I've seen was in GW2 where the fps was maxing at about 45.
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the problem is the multiplayer games!!!!! .. a got avg 30 fps on BF3 caspian border (large) online rolleyes.gif

on single player games Q6600 works fine
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the problem is the multiplayer games!!!!! .. a got avg 30 fps on BF3 caspian border (large) online rolleyes.gif

on single player games Q6600 works fine
Admittedly, clocking it higher might bring you into the 40s though, and still there aren't many games as cpu intensive as 128 player BF3 maps. MMOs, and RTS' are the only ones that could match it, and if the OP doesn't play any of those he's in the clear for a higher end card.

To elaborate a little more on single player games, I've played all of the recent major titles besides Dishonored, Metro: Last Light, Bioshock: Infinite, Crysis 3 and I've only seen a bottleneck in FC3 which sat around 50-55. Everything else has been steady enough at 60 fps, I suspect FC3 is just poor optimizations because even Sleeping Dogs did not bottleneck like that. I have encountered some areas where there is a bottleneck despite the rest of the game running fine, for example in Tomb Raider somewhere close to the beginning when you get the pickaxe to climb, the fps was stuck at 40.

It does depend on how high you can clock your q6600 though (some people cannot get to 3.4+, I think you run into diminishing returns after 3.2, not sure), and besides that a 7950 is sort of overkill for 60hz (unless you crank up MSAA unnecessarily). There are only a few games where I see it actually at 90-100% load, in most games it seems to be able to max 60 fps somewhere around 50-70% load. I play with game AA options disabled and inject SMAA through Radeonpro though which is a huge factor in this observation. SMAA barely drops your fps whereas MSAA tanks it considerably, but there isn't a visual difference to me so it's just a better option.
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You will be very happy smile.gif



...Just don't play a 64 Man BF3 Server on ULTRA Settings thumb.gif
 
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My rig is a 3570k @4.5 with 7950 @1100/1510 this is for my 6 yo son to play when he visits every other weekend.
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