Hi, I'm thinking about upgrading to 1 or 2 5970's but dont know if my system will be bottlenecked at the CPU.
I currently have a Core2Quad 8200 2.33 GHZ CPU, 8GB RAM, and Dual Radeon 4850's, and a 750W power supply.
And would a 750W power supply be enoguht to power 2 5970's?
I'm not convinced of the value of the 5970 at its current prices...performance is almost exactly what you would get from 2x4890s in crossfire for only about $370. Even crysis will play maxed out on high settings at 19x10 with the 4890s, so it seems like a waste of money unless you really needed the eyefinity or buy into the DX hype.
i just basically want ot buy 1 card, and then later buy another, futureproofing my setup. My mobo can only support 2 sli/crossfire cards at a time anyways. So i'm just wondering if my Q8200 would b good enough and if not, if i upgrade to a 3.0ghz processor, would taht be good enough so tehre wont be a bottleneck in the cpu when i am running a 5970 or later, dual 5970's.