- Mar 26, 2011
As long as he stays with a single graphics card he should be fine for the most part. Like I said also, his CPU should be around 40% faster than the E6400 at 3.2GHz, which helps lessen the issue.He's also talking 5850. A 6950 or 480 will be bottle-necked more, all else being equal. Of course, all of this is academic as the OP owns all of this equipment and is just going to drop one of these cards in.
After reading more of this thread I'm wondering if the best thing to do in his current situation is to just sell whichever card he can get the most for? There's a lot of "upgrading" the OP needs to do for either of these cards to run up to potential.