Graphics and bottlenecking Tags: Graphics Cards Bottleneck Graphics Last response: February 28, 2011 2:27 PM in Graphics & Displays Share lighter420 February 28, 2011 1:59:18 PM Hello! i have an amd athlon ii x4 635 2.9ghz and plan on messing with the over clock, 650hx corsair mod psu, What would be the best bang for my buck video card? can crossfire on my mobo as well if needed More about : graphics bottlenecking | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Griffolion Graphics card Authority February 28, 2011 2:01:18 PM That PSU is good, but not enough for a crossfire. Try a 6870 or 6950 if you fancy stretching your budget. It depends on your monitor resolution though. | Report abuse lighter420 February 28, 2011 2:04:20 PM HD 1080p 42" would be the res im guessing 1900x1080? kind of new at this thanks for the reply, will look at the 750/850 psu's. | Report abuse Griffolion Graphics card Authority February 28, 2011 2:07:18 PM There is no need to crossfire at 1080. A single 6950/6970 will be more than enough for your needs, on the Nvidia side a GTX 560 or 570 if you want to push the boat. Honestly, unless you're going to be using more than one screen or are using a monitor at a resolution of, say, 1600p then think about crossfiring but otherwise there is no need. | Report abuse Related ressources How to know if my processor is bottlenecking graphics card? - Forum [Solved] Is my cpu bottlenecking my graphics card and should I upgrade? - Forum Best graphics card to avoid bottlenecking - Forum Is my graphics card bottlenecking ? - Forum Is my CPU bottlenecking my graphics card? - Forum Ask the community Publish lighter420 February 28, 2011 2:11:43 PM Ok awesome, trying to do this without spending the bank, the cpu would do good with any of those cards? thanks for your time!! | Report abuse Griffolion Graphics card Authority February 28, 2011 2:20:13 PM Yeah, get an after market heat sink for your CPU and over clock it to minimise the risk of your CPU holding your system back in games. The GTX 560 / 6950 will be the best for you I would say. | Report abuse lighter420 February 28, 2011 2:21:56 PM google searches kept bringing me to these forums, glad i took the time to post. thanks griff! | Report abuse Griffolion Graphics card Authority February 28, 2011 2:27:31 PM Haha no problem, people are always around to help. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Graphics and bottlenecking> Related ressources: ForumCpu and graphics bottlenecking question ForumIs my CPU bottlenecking my Graphics card? ForumBottlenecking - CPU or Graphics ? ForumGraphics card upgrade for an intel core 2 duo 1.8ghz w/o Bottlenecking ForumHow do I know if my CPU is bottlenecking my graphics card? ForumIs my CPU bottlenecking my Graphics Card? ForumP4 Bottlenecking Graphics ? ForumHow much is this CPU/Ram bottlenecking my graphics /games? ForumBattlefield 3 Bottlenecking ForumCpu bottlenecking gpu down to 5 fps ForumI5 3570K Bottlenecking Crysis 3? ForumUpgrading computer / bottlenecking Please help! ForumIs my CPU bottlenecking ? ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? Forum[Solved] Need help determining which graphics card. More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !