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Will intel core2 QX9770 extreme ed 3.2 handle 5970 2g?

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April 29, 2010 9:01:12 PM

I also have EVGA 790I ultra DDR3 intel motherboard

and 1000watt power

so before I spend money, will itel core2 qx9770 extreme 3.2g, work ok then with one 5970 g2? I'll be getting new RAM also.

Thanks for any help
a c 173 U Graphics card
April 29, 2010 9:08:38 PM

A single one yes two is simply no you are using a sli board so crossfire will be limited to just one 5970. Why each 5970 features two gpus which will enable crossfire for dual gpu mode while any thing more with a 5850/70 or another 5970 is out of the question. PS that is the best 775 sli board that money can buy.
April 29, 2010 9:19:17 PM

Thanks for the replay.

I assumed my processor was to old to handle 5970. Would getting nvidia card work better? I will only be using one card.

Next round will be a new computer.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
April 29, 2010 9:40:46 PM

Na a single 5970 will do just fine since at this time there really isn't any nvidia cards that are worth it at this time except for the old DX10 generation cards. I would avoid the Fermi cards till a die shrink at the least. So to cut it short your cpu is good enough for a single 5970.
a c 189 U Graphics card
April 30, 2010 5:39:02 AM

You processor will be just fine with single HD 5970.
You also could use this card(5970) on your next computer... :) 
a c 106 U Graphics card
April 30, 2010 4:31:55 PM

QX9770 should be fine for a 5970 assuming you enable AA and AF. After all, at lower graphic settings, the CPU is more likely to be the bottlenck, but you aren't looking at a 5970 to play at 1680x1050 without AA or AF I assume :D . Anyway, it's a bit of a waste to have your CPU at stock speeds since it was meant for overclocking. If you're worried about your CPU being the limiting factor in a game, which is more likely in future games than current ones, then you should consider overclocking it. That chip should get around 4.0Ghz with a good cooler.
a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2010 4:33:35 PM

A QX9770 was a top of the line $1k processor when it came out (abet horrible overpriced) and is still top of the line today. It performs better than the PIIx4s, at least equal to an i5s, and slightly below the i7s.
a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2010 6:35:00 PM

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QX9770 should be fine for a 5970 assuming you enable AA and AF. After all, at lower graphic settings, the CPU is more likely to be the bottlenck


I swear, I have no idea where people get this stuff; the CPU is more of a bottleneck at lower resolutions only because the GPU is doing comparitvly less work. A CPU does more work at 1920x1080 then at 1600x1200 or 1024x768, but the GPU does less work in comparision as resolution lowers. To argue that a CPU does more work as you lower resolution is insane.

And no, a QX9770 won't be a bottleneck for anything except MAYBE SLI'd 480's/CF 5970's...
a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2010 7:16:24 PM

gamerk316 said:
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QX9770 should be fine for a 5970 assuming you enable AA and AF. After all, at lower graphic settings, the CPU is more likely to be the bottlenck


I swear, I have no idea where people get this stuff; the CPU is more of a bottleneck at lower resolutions only because the GPU is doing comparitvly less work. A CPU does more work at 1920x1080 then at 1600x1200 or 1024x768, but the GPU does less work in comparision as resolution lowers. To argue that a CPU does more work as you lower resolution is insane.

And no, a QX9770 won't be a bottleneck for anything except MAYBE SLI'd 480's/CF 5970's...



Two GTX480s or two 5870s will be bottlenecked by a QX9770. A quad Xfire 2x5970 will definitely be bottlenecked.

A 2.8GHz Q9550 already somewhat bottlenecks dual GPU-cards such as the GTX295 (almost equal to a single GTX480) in some games and settings.







a c 173 U Graphics card
April 30, 2010 7:52:16 PM

I didn't say two 5970s just read the original post he is using a 790i so that means he/she can crossfire on only one dual gpu card that being 3870x2, 4850x2, 4870x2, and the 5970. However he can tri sli three GTX470/480 if he/she wishes but yes bottle neck
a b U Graphics card
May 1, 2010 4:35:28 AM

nforce4max said:
I didn't say two 5970s just read the original post he is using a 790i so that means he/she can crossfire on only one dual gpu card that being 3870x2, 4850x2, 4870x2, and the 5970. However he can tri sli three GTX470/480 if he/she wishes but yes bottle neck


My reply wasn't a response to your post. My post has "gamerk316 wrote:" quoted.
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