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Will this be a problem with a 6770?

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October 27, 2011 2:11:43 PM

So a couple days ago I asked what the best gpu for my friend is at 1360x786 and you guys said the 6770, which I agree with. Where I have a question is will his CPU limit the performance of the card? It's a phenom iix3 710 2.6ghz.

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a c 104 U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 2:31:08 PM

Nope.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 2:52:11 PM

I think it will.My older phenom X3 8650 @2.3Ghz used to bottleneck my hd 4890 a lot at 1600x900 res. Performance wise 4890 and 6770 differs only by a small margin.Since you'll be gaming at much lower res than mine it might be bottle necked by you CPU.But you can always OC your CPU to 3GHz+ and eliminate any cpu bottleneck.
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a c 164 U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 3:08:33 PM

There is a performance difference between the first gen phenoms and the second. His is also clocked higher. I'm not sure your example really applies.
a c 104 U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 3:14:21 PM

I based my "nope" reply on the fact that he asked advice allready on which card to buy for a certain psu and he mentioned the Phenom cpu on that thread.
I trust the Tom's memebers they came up with this card also keeping in mind his cpu.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 3:39:16 PM

4745454b said:
There is a performance difference between the first gen phenoms and the second. His is also clocked higher. I'm not sure your example really applies.


Yeah but in terms of performace they don't differ much.His cpu is marginally faster than mine in terms of performance.Only difference is that he can clock pii x3 to hell while I cannot(couldn't).
October 27, 2011 7:28:42 PM

okay, but will the cpu be able to, say, bf3?

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a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 7:34:11 PM
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BF3 wants a quad core to run best. with a 6770 at that resolution, you will not see too much of a strangle on your GPU by your CPU. There might be some, but lets be realistic here; it isnt going to make everything unplayable if you can only afford the graphics upgrade at the moment, you just will see a few frames less here and there
October 27, 2011 7:41:54 PM

okay. I'm eventually going to get the Phenom II x4 955 for him, but all he has is money for the gpu now
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 7:42:49 PM

then go for it! good choice in the 955 btw
October 27, 2011 7:44:05 PM

haha thanks guys :D  Im gonna buy the card for him now.
October 27, 2011 7:44:25 PM

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a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 7:46:22 PM

np, good luck on the build let us know how he likes the card/cpu when you get it
a c 164 U Graphics card
October 28, 2011 12:40:31 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/84?vs=25

Scroll down to the bottom where the games are. Look at Farcry 2, that's nearly 25% faster. L4D is 25% faster. And as you mentioned this doesn't take OCing into account.
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