i apologize for the ignorance being new to AMD and ATI, but im curious up to which nVidia and ATI video cards can my X4 955 handle? i mean what would be the limit, what are the video cards that my CPU will bottle neck both in single and Crossfire config? i know i can handle 5850 Crossfire, can i go above that and which video cards would be the "bottleneck" limit
That just depends on the game and resolution. If your looking to game with full AA and AF above 1080p then the video setup is just about always gonna be the limit, at least as far as the games out today are concerned. If you overclock the CPU, I'd say up to two 5870s in CF (which may be slightly bottlenecked depending on the situation). For anything more than that go with an overclocked i7 setup.