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Does sapphire radeon hd 7950 vapor-x work with intel g41 express chipset and intel core 2 duo e7600 processor

within 4 days I'm going to buy a new graphic card sapphire radeon hd 7950 vapor-x. my old one was sapphire radeon hd 6670.

my pc is some old shit.here's my rig
intel g41 express chipset
intel core 2 duo e7600 3.06ghz
4gb corsair ddr3
cooler master thunder 500w psu

will that high end card work or not.. also the pcie x16 version is 1.1
do i need to buy another cpu and motherboard coz I'm going to spend all my money on that card
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    Your whole rig will hold back that card no doubt. I'd invest in a new system first
  2. can u suggest me one?
  3. Agree with above while it would work as long as you have a PCI-E x16 slot the CPU would be a big bottleneck for that card. Personally I would not trust that Cooler Master PSU on such a card either as Cooler Master PSU are not the greatest.

    It really depends on how you want to do it. You need a new rig in either case so If you want to get the card now and then upgrade the rest of your rig you could but I do not know about the performance of the card. You might be better off with a GTX 650 or Sapphire HD 7850 instead as they may not be as bad of a bottleneck. I really can't say for sure as I have never used low-mid range cards and am not sure how bad they can bottleneck compared to the higher end card.
  4. I would suggest doing this:

    Go buy a new motherboard and CPU (Use a socket FM2 Mobo and buy an AMD A10-5800k) and use your old 6670. It will use hybrid crossfire so you will be able to get fairly good performance for a relatively low price.

    The parts can be found at:
    AMD-A10-5800k 3.8 GHz Quad Core Processor Socket FM2

    Motherboard - ASRock Socket FM2 Motherboard

    Beware, this is assuming you're using an aftermarket case. If you're using a stock one that came with your computer I'd suggest buying a new case (They're only $40 so it shouldn't be too much of an investment)
  5. Shadowblade2652 said:
    I would suggest doing this:

    Go buy a new motherboard and CPU (Use a socket FM2 Mobo and buy an AMD A10-5800k) and use your old 6670. It will use hybrid crossfire so you will be able to get fairly good performance for a relatively low price.

    The parts can be found at:
    AMD-A10-5800k 3.8 GHz Quad Core Processor Socket FM2

    Motherboard - ASRock Socket FM2 Motherboard

    Beware, this is assuming you're using an aftermarket case. If you're using a stock one that came with your computer I'd suggest buying a new case (They're only $40 so it shouldn't be too much of an investment)


    i was thinking of these 2
    msi z77a-g45 &
    amd fx 8320
    these 2 are in budget. will they work
  6. will amd fx 8320 and msi z77a-g45 work together?
    is amd fx piledriver processor works better than i5
  7. No they won't work together your trying to combine an AMD CPU with an Intel motherboard. You will want to look at the 3570k or 3350p more budget friendly if overclocking is not of interest (in which case you can also get a cheaper motherboard than the Z77).
  8. Supermuncher85 said:
    No they won't work together your trying to combine an AMD CPU with an Intel motherboard. You will want to look at the 3570k or 3350p more budget friendly if overclocking is not of interest (in which case you can also get a cheaper motherboard than the Z77).


    but if i wnt to overclock. is i5 3470 works well with msi z77a-g45
  9. i strongly recommend buying an AMD APU and using your 6670 in Hybrid Crossfire mode. You'll get good performance without breaking the bank to buy an i3/i5/i7. The processor is only $129, which is the same price as an i3 ivy bridge with Intel hd graphics 2500 i believe. the 7660d that comes on the AMD APU A10 5800k is loads better than that. If you add your radeon 6670 to the mix, you'll get very good performance.


    Once again, I highly urge you to do this instead of buying a great graphics card that will be bottlenecked by your entire system. You should upgrade to 2 4GB modules of DDR3 ram if you want the best out of your AMD/Intel Processor.

    Just saying, buying an APU is a good way to go because of your sapphire 6670.
  10. Shadowblade2652 said:
    i strongly recommend buying an AMD APU and using your 6670 in Hybrid Crossfire mode. You'll get good performance without breaking the bank to buy an i3/i5/i7. The processor is only $129, which is the same price as an i3 ivy bridge with Intel hd graphics 2500 i believe. the 7660d that comes on the AMD APU A10 5800k is loads better than that. If you add your radeon 6670 to the mix, you'll get very good performance.


    Once again, I highly urge you to do this instead of buying a great graphics card that will be bottlenecked by your entire system. You should upgrade to 2 4GB modules of DDR3 ram if you want the best out of your AMD/Intel Processor.

    Just saying, buying an APU is a good way to go because of your sapphire 6670.


    the amd apus are nice, the a10 combined with hisexisting card should play pretty decent for now. that or get a fx 6300 for $130 and invest in a card later on, the 6300 will be better a little stronger with a better card later on
  11. With the price he has right now, I think upgrading the CPU and MOBO will help more than the graphics card alone.
    The 6670 + AMD A8/A10 APUs will work well for about $180 - $200 (Depending on the mobo/processor price)
  12. Shadowblade2652 said:
    With the price he has right now, I think upgrsuggestions g the CPU and MOBO will help more than the graphics card alone.
    The 6670 + AMD A8/A10 APUs will work well for about $180 - $200 (Depending on the mobo/processor price)


    but now i got some more cash and i think i m going with this

    intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
    msi z77a-g45 gaming
    sapphire radeon hd 7950 vapor-x
    and I'm using my old psu which cooler master thunder 500w

    plz give ur suggestions
  13. That's one hell of an upgrade. Tough note the sapphire needs an 8 pin. You only have 2x6 pin. No idea how to get two more pins!
  14. blackviking said:
    Shadowblade2652 said:
    With the price he has right now, I think upgrsuggestions g the CPU and MOBO will help more than the graphics card alone.
    The 6670 + AMD A8/A10 APUs will work well for about $180 - $200 (Depending on the mobo/processor price)


    but now i got some more cash and i think i m going with this

    intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
    msi z77a-g45 gaming
    sapphire radeon hd 7950 vapor-x
    and I'm using my old psu which cooler master thunder 500w

    plz give ur suggestions

    That system will really kick butt compared to your old system (your old system resembles mine LOL)

    I would consider getting a stronger and better quality PSU though. 500w is alittle low for a 7950 and coolermaster can be hit or miss.
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    blackviking said:
    [quotemsgthunderthat's 645,0,982903]With the price he has right now, I think upgrsuggestions g the CPU and MOBO will help more than the graphics card alone.
    The 6670 + AMD A8/A10 APUs will work well for about $180 - $200 (Depending on the mobo/processor price)


    but now i got some more cash and i think i m going with this

    intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
    msi z77a-g45 gaming
    sapphire radeon hd 7950 vapor-x
    and I'm using my old psu which cooler master thunder 500w

    plz give ur suggestions
    That system will really kick butt compared to your old system (your old system resembles mine LOL)

    I would consider getting a stronger and better quality PSU though. 500w is alittle low for a 7950 and coolermaster can be hit or miss.


    500w is recommended by the company.
    And this specific thunder 500w has more efficiency than corsair's 500w
    that why i bought this
  16. Supermuncher85 said:
    That's one hell of an upgrade. Tough note the sapphire needs an 8 pin. You only have 2x6 pin. No idea how to get two more pins!


    8 to 6 convertor is in the box of 7950 vapor-x
    also psu alotted additional 2 pins with 6pin pcie
  17. Bro,
    I'm still sticking with my original suggestion. If you don't want to spend a lot of money to get an Intel processor, which are like 20X the cost of AMD processors, then an AMD APU will save you a lot of money. The built in graphics on the CPU alone can run BF3 and Crysis 2 at medium with high framerates. Plus, with your 6670 already existing you won't have to do anything.

    There is one thing though:

    If you do buy an AMD APU and you still want to ugprade your graphics, get a 7790. That will work in hybrid crossfire and give you much higher performance than a 7950 alone.
  18. That's not true. You cannot hybrid crossfire with a 7790. It will take the lead and run on it's own. And it will certainly not outperform a 7950.
  19. Supermuncher85 said:
    That's not true. You cannot hybrid crossfire with a 7790. It will take the lead and run on it's own. And it will certainly not outperform a 7950.


    thats right i think
  20. still need a better powersupply if you are upgrading your system i wouldnt trust that one bit with that card on it
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