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Would an HD 6850 be bottlenecked by my Phenom X2 4200+?


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#1 K_N

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

Looking at new graphics cards and wondering what's the best I can get that wont be pointless with my older processor.

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#2 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

The card itself shouldn't be, but I think many games would be. Look into getting one of the little $60 dual core sandy bridge Pentiums, for gaming I think they're better than almost everything AMD has out right now.
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#3 K_N

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

I ended up actually buying a laptop cause it was on sale. It's got a Quad-core A6 APU with a dedicated 6580M on the side.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:53 AM

Nice, did you crossfire the two?
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:28 AM

I don't know if it's supported. I'm still playing around with it.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:51 PM

It should be. I think the APU's will crossfire with an 6 series. Not positive though.
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