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

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April 9, 2011 9:53:26 AM

Greetings Tom's Hardware Forums:

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?
April 9, 2011 3:46:32 PM

When I state overkill, I mean will there be any bottlenecking issues? I would appreciate if anyone could offer helpful information. Thanks
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April 9, 2011 3:54:55 PM

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
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April 9, 2011 4:07:49 PM

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.
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April 10, 2011 8:09:30 AM

I have the same kind of setup. This should last me until the Rockwell/Broadwell generation.
Just waiting for the 7950 instead...
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April 14, 2011 8:15:42 AM

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
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April 24, 2011 4:22:46 PM

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