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Want to Upgrade 4870 to 6950 on GA-EP45-UD3P

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My build is GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80569Q9550, SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16, Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599, built in a huge Zalman GS1000 Tower that is well cooled with ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler and plenty of 120MM Zalman case fans, Powered by a OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W, running Windows 7 64 bit. On a Hanns-G HH251 and Acer X233w and I plan to add a 28" Hanns-D HH281 from time to time. I do graphic arts and video production and not a lot of gaming. I do heavy multitasking I over clock my Intel CPU 775 to 3.4Ghz.

I want to upgrade the video card to the SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5. Is this overkill for this setup?
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  1. When I state overkill, I mean will there be any bottlenecking issues? I would appreciate if anyone could offer helpful information. Thanks
  2. Best answer
    no there won't be any bottlenecking issues C2Q is quite powerful and when OCed to 3,4 should keep up with any graphic card
  3. shrkbay said:
    no there won't be any bottlenecking issues C2Q is quite powerful and when OCed to 3,4 should keep up with any graphic card

    Thanks Shrkbay.
  4. I have the same kind of setup. This should last me until the Rockwell/Broadwell generation.
    Just waiting for the 7950 instead...
  5. enewmen said:
    I have the same kind of setup. This should last me until the Rockwell/Broadwell generation.
    Just waiting for the 7950 instead...

    Sounds great Enewmen
  6. Best answer selected by godofsharing.
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