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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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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.
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.


Its a 560 dude. He wants to hold on to it tho. He is making a spare rig for when friends come around.
Is he going AMD for his new build? I'd also recommend he upgrade to a 6-core or 8-core Piledriver.