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Is my GPU still OK? 8800GTX

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I can't swing a full system upgrade right now and I don't game *that* much. Currently I'm playing Rift. I'm noticing my frame rates are getting a bit low. I'm able to get anywhere from 20-30 on low settings and in the low to mid teens when on high. I have my resolution set to 1920×1200, perhaps that's a bit high for my card. I have been getting game crashes lately in this and other games and for some reason I suspect that it's my card.

Anyway, if it's deemed that my card just doesn't have enough power for what I want it to do then I'm looking at something in the $250 ballpark. I'm considering a GTX 560 Ti or a Radeon HD 6950 2GB. Will those be bottlenecked by my CPU? Is there something else I could or should be considering?
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Get the 6950, unlock it to a 6970 and you should be good to go. Don't worry about a bottleneck, the Q6600 can still keep up in most situations.
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Sadly the heyday's of the 8800GTX are long gone.

For $250, either card will be a tremendous upgrade for a single 1080p or smaller resolution display. If you have plans to add extra monitors for multi-gaming in the near future, go for the HD6950 as it will allow you to do accomplish this goal with only a single card.
     
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if you get a 6950 there's really no point of getting the 2gb unless you have multiple monitors.
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I'm with the 6950 -> 6790 unlock crowd.
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Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.

I guess I was under the impression that the 2gb would help with the higher resolutions.
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