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    Default GPU for C2D E8400... 650 2gb vs 650 ti 2gb?

    The 8800GT in my old C2D E8400 3GHz rig is finally dead after 5+ years of use ... need a replacement GPU, but bottleneck is coming to my mind.

    So what should i get, GTX 650 or GTX 650 Ti ? which will be better... need the best performance without bottleneck.

    I am currently looking at these two cards:

    1) EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB SC GDDR5 Graphics Card

    2) EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB SSC GDDR5 Graphics Card

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    Every gpu gets bottleneck some in a huge mark or some are little bit, so you cant expect something 100% bottleneck free but i would say get the gtx 650ti be edition, that should run fine in your current setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensei View Post
    get the gtx 650ti be edition, that should run fine in your current setup
    Boost edition will be a little overkill for the 5 year old system... I don't even use it. If there is no NOTICEABLE bottleneck, then i'll get the Ti edition.
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    what abt hd7770..?....if you could mention your budget....it would be much easier to advice......i think 7770 would provide more balanced performance (probably less bottleneck) with a c2d 8400 cpu.......btw even if u r considering for a 650ti be.....think again as there's a strong possibility of releasing 750ti by nvidia by the end of this month or early next month.....probably at the same or similar price point to that of 650ti be.....
    check these....
    http://www.techspot.com/news/53960-n...tx-750-ti.html
    http://www.maximumpc.com/nvidia_gefo...aunch_end_year

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    Quote Originally Posted by neorage View Post
    what abt hd7770..?
    Sorry, Nvidia only...

    Quote Originally Posted by neorage View Post
    if you could mention your budget....it would be much easier to advice......
    I guess ~ £119.92

    Quote Originally Posted by neorage View Post
    think again as there's a strong possibility of releasing 750ti by nvidia by the end of this month or early next month.....
    Don't want to wait... and hopefully will get more discount because of GTX 750 release, also this is for "replacing dead GPU" and not for upgrade.
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    if thats the case......then 650ti or rather 650ti be (if it fits within your budget) would be your best bet.......most of the offerings from nvidia below 650ti be provides less value for money than that of the offerings from amd.....
    however, keep in mind that the the discount that you are hoping to enjoy would only come into effect once 750ti get released....

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    @Syeef how much money you have in your pocket? Tell me this first. Im giving you a best possible solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    @Syeef how much money you have in your pocket? Tell me this first. Im giving you a best possible solution.
    social service .. r koto ?
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    A GT 440 DDR5, or a GT 640 will be a great replacement for the 8800 GT, plus you'll save on money and power, and it's less likely to be bottlenecked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    @Syeef how much money you have in your pocket? Tell me this first. Im giving you a best possible solution.
    Money is not the issue, bottleneck is... don't have a budget limit.

    And the only reason I want to buy EVGA from UK is because all the MSI and Gigabyte 650/ti models available in BD looks awful... if there is a decent looking 650/ti model available here, I will buy that instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeef View Post
    Money is not the issue, bottleneck is... don't have a budget limit.

    And the only reason I want to buy EVGA from UK is because all the MSI and Gigabyte 650/ti models available in BD looks awful... if there is a decent looking 650/ti model available here, I will buy that instead.
    Then E8400 is outdated 2 years ago for every newer gpu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    Then E8400 is outdated 2 years ago for every newer gpu.
    That was harsh anyway... getting the 650 Ti then
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    Vanguard is right......have a look at here....

    your plan to spend £119.92 behind a 5yr old system does not justify unless you are planning to dispose the cpu in the very near future....don't forget that 650ti would also face bottleneck from ddr2 memory along with the cpu.... (someone correct me if i'm wrong)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    Then E8400 is outdated 2 years ago for every newer gpu.
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    my advise- dont upgrade with c2d
    if u need to upgrade then buy a 2ndhand c2q processor at least... sell the c2d then buy a cheaper gpu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taher furious View Post
    if u need to upgrade then buy a 2ndhand c2q processor at least...
    good advice... i'll try to buy a cheap 2ndhand c2q of ebay.

    again, this not my main rig (running gtx680 on it) so i don't care... as long as it is running bottleneck free i am happy
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    It would be much easier to help you if you told us what the purpose of your secondary pc is. Don't get me wrong, but this E8400 is one damn good processor, and in games like Crysis, it walks over a few of the Core 2 Quad because most of the games from that time were dual core friendly, and it's sheer 3.0 Ghz clock speed gave it an advantage over the Core 2 Quad which are clocked modestly, like the Q8400.

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    Ordered the EVGA 650 ti one from Amazon today... thanks for all the help guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeef View Post
    Ordered the EVGA 650 ti one from Amazon today... thanks for all the help guys!
    Forgot to post the result.

    There is no serious bottlenecking issue with C2D E8400 and GTX 650Ti. I am able to play most games in High settings with the CPU overclocked to 3.61GHz. Runs great!

    Anyway here is the GPU:

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    ^ took the picture right after i got it... so small and cute!
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    I m using gtx 650 with that processor....... performance much bttr

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