would upgrading to a 6850 make my core 2 e8500 a bottleneck

Forum for all the AMD (Previously ATI) video cards from the past, present and future!
Legit User
Legit User
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:26 am

would upgrading to a 6850 make my core 2 e8500 a bottleneck

Postby cwesc » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:03 pm

I currently have ati 4830 and wanted to upgrade but then I wondered if I could upgrade too far and have my prosecor as a botleneck. Just wondering if theirs really a point where buying a more expensive card wont help my frames.
Im running a 1920 by 1200 monitor And I like to play games like Bad company 2, Company of hereos , Bioshock 2 and Resident evil 5 none of those games i can play maxing the graphics out except Bioshock 2

User avatar
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 3793
Joined: Tue May 15, 2007 2:11 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: would upgrading to a 6850 make my core 2 e8500 a bottlen

Postby Major_A » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:04 pm

It will help. The point that you wouldn't really notice is at lower resolutions (i.e. 1024x768). If you have the funds and you think it will enhance your gameplay then go for it. You might consider saving a little more money and picking up a HD 6950. As far as I know people have had a 100% success rate flashing their HD 6950 to a HD 6970.
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/ove ... idcard/159

User avatar
Posts: 4450
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:29 pm
Location: Maine

Re: would upgrading to a 6850 make my core 2 e8500 a bottlen

Postby skier » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:10 pm

at that resolution I would also opt for the 6950, I have a 460 1GB (slightly worse than 6850, but i have it clocked to similar) and it gets slowed down below 40fps at max settings at 1920x1080 in some games

BFBC2 in particular will see a great improvement with more cores though as it is one of the only current games that really thrives with more cores (6 cores is noticeably better than 4 cores, in my experience), but just about every other game runs great still with a high-clocked dualcore
Screamin' BCLK: Image
775 System (Overclocking Platform): Q8400/Q8300/E8400/E7400/E7500 - GA-EP45-UD3R v1.1 - 4GB (2x2) OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1066 CL5 2.1v Corsair TX-750w
Gamer: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, i7 3770K @4.6GHz, ThermalTake Armor A90 modded, 2x4GB GSKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 CL9, Corsair HX-750w, MSI GTX660 Twin Frozr
Server2012: Q9300 - 8GB DDR2 - Asus P5QL Pro - Corsair CX430 - Mirrored 2TB Seagate's with 2TB WD cav for fileshare backups, 1TB WD for OS backups

Return to “AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests