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May 23, 2012 6:06:13 PM

Hi,

Looking to make an upgrade to run the latest pc games at their max.
Is there anything about my specs that should be upgraded?

980x p6t deluxe v2 board
6990 radeon
12 gig ram

I was considering upgrading the video card to the 7970? or should I wait for the 7990?

980x , from what ive read looks to still be a top notch cpu despite being a little older?

thanks

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May 23, 2012 6:09:14 PM

you specs are fine. in what resolution are you game? but if you want something more get gtx 690 or wait for the 7990.
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May 23, 2012 6:43:52 PM

That processor is still among the top performers out there. Just add your GTX 600 series or Radeon 7000 series video card(s) of choice.
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May 23, 2012 9:29:05 PM

At this point there really isn't much you can do for an upgrade. Your CPU is still about as good as it gets for gaming. The 6990 is actually faster than the 7970, assuming Crossfire is working properly, so any single GPU would actually be a downgrade unless you are running into huge problems with Crossfire across most of the titles you are playing.

If you want more GPU horsepower, you're either going to have to wait for AMD's next dual GPU card or get 2 7970s if you really want to stick with AMD. On the nvidia side there is the GTX 690, which is two GTX 680s put on a single card, but good luck actually finding one, the only Kepler cards that seem to be consistently available are the GTX 670s, and you'd have to get 2 of them in order to see a performance boost over your 6990.
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