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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by slugzee, Nov 7, 2012.

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    Hi guys my friend currently has a Phenom 965 overclocked to 3.8ghz. And he would like to upgrade his GPU (560) to a 7970. I wanted to make sure that his CPU wouldn't bottleneck the card and he would see performance gains. Thanks.
     
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    Shouldn't bottleneck at all
     
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    It is not a bottleneck, rather a scalability.

    I have a 7950 and a 945 @ 3.4 GHZ. With my GPU overclocked to 1120 24/7, there is not a thing out there I cant max, where all but a few never go under 60 FPS. You are safe.

    I am looking for a GPU if your friend ever cares to sell the 560.
     
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    Thanks guys its a big help i wasnt to sure. And i will mention it to him. Thanks again.
     
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    It should be fine! Does he currently have the GTX560 or the GTX560Ti?
     
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    Its a 560 dude. He wants to hold on to it tho. He is making a spare rig for when friends come around.
     
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    Will you get the most out of the GPU. No. Will he see a difference that warrants the upgrade. Yes.

    IMO, I think his current GT 560 is the sweet spot.


    Is he going AMD for his new build? I'd also recommend he upgrade to a 6-core or 8-core Piledriver.
     

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