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Is This The Right Graphics Card For My PC?

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December 21, 2011 8:08:09 AM



I have a amd athlon x4 955 overclocked @3.6GHz with 6 GIG of DDR3 RAM

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do you think i will get the most out of a Nvidia Geforce GTX 580 1536Mb Graphics Card with this CPU.?

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December 21, 2011 10:16:44 AM

No not at all.

I have come from a 955BE at 4GHz and experienced a massive improvement in FPS in most titles. 10-20%

It was a big shock when I upgraded to SB on how fast in comparison it was compared to my Phenom.
December 21, 2011 10:20:11 AM

joytech22 said:
No not at all.

I have come from a 955BE at 4GHz and experienced a massive improvement in FPS in most titles. 10-20%

It was a big shock when I upgraded to SB on how fast in comparison it was compared to my Phenom.


So should i overclock it to 4GHz? id so will the card work better?
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December 21, 2011 10:24:52 AM

Well.. You don't "Have" to overclock to that speed, it depends since some AMD CPU's reach a wall around 3.9GHz.

I would take it to 3.8GHz. Honestly I don't think you'll even notice a difference with the overclock. I had a much higher performance bottleneck because I was running GTX470's in SLI at the time.

As long as games run well to you, I wouldn't worry about bottlenecks.
December 21, 2011 10:26:32 AM

joytech22 said:
Well.. You don't "Have" to overclock to that speed, it depends since some AMD CPU's reach a wall around 3.9GHz.

I would take it to 3.8GHz. Honestly I don't think you'll even notice a difference with the overclock. I had a much higher performance bottleneck because I was running GTX470's in SLI at the time.

As long as games run well to you, I wouldn't worry about bottlenecks.



Do you think it will bottleneck?
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 21, 2011 10:33:20 AM

No 955 BE is one of the nicest one from the Phenom series. And it's better than the bulldozer that prices the same (The FX4100). If you have 955 BE don't worry.

And out of topic, why is the new Llano have 'K' in them? this is copying! I like BE better in my opinion.
a c 88 U Graphics card
December 21, 2011 10:42:27 AM

The GTX 580 should run fine with your set up
December 21, 2011 10:43:22 AM

refillable said:
No 955 BE is one of the nicest one from the Phenom series. And it's better than the bulldozer that prices the same (The FX4100). If you have 955 BE don't worry.

And out of topic, why is the new Llano have 'K' in them? this is copying! I like BE better in my opinion.


how can i find out if mine is BE/? What do you mean by that?

this is what i have
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002TQYUAE

motherboard is
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 - AMD 880G - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 (x16) - DDR3 2000(OC) - SATA 6Gb/s - SATA RAID - ATX
December 21, 2011 10:44:07 AM

monsta said:
The GTX 580 should run fine with your set up


people were saying it will bottleneck
December 21, 2011 10:46:21 AM

jamie6737 said:
people were saying it will bottleneck


It will bottleneck, I know from experience. :\
A GTX570/580 would work fine, just not at it's full potential.
a c 88 U Graphics card
December 21, 2011 10:47:48 AM

Ah poo, I thought it would be ok. I can get too optimistic at times
December 21, 2011 10:48:54 AM

monsta said:
Ah poo, I thought it would be ok. I can get too optimistic at times


It will work fine haha, just not at it's best. D:
And don't worry I do that a lot lol.
December 21, 2011 10:50:02 AM

joytech22 said:
It will work fine haha, just not at it's best. D:
And don't worry I do that a lot lol.


I play the sims 3, lol so it will work fine for that? since thats all i play
December 21, 2011 10:51:54 AM

jamie6737 said:
I play the sims 3, lol so it will work fine for that? since thats all i play


In that case it'll work absolutely fine! :D 
a c 88 U Graphics card
December 21, 2011 10:52:26 AM

For Sims 3 even a 560ti or 6950 will do the trick and will be cheaper than a 580.
It will run just fine on your set up
December 21, 2011 10:53:56 AM

joytech22 said:
In that case it'll work absolutely fine! :D 


but really i want to know what capacity it will run on my system.

do you know?
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 21, 2011 11:02:26 AM

jamie6737 said:
how can i find out if mine is BE/? What do you mean by that?

this is what i have
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002TQYUAE

motherboard is
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 - AMD 880G - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 (x16) - DDR3 2000(OC) - SATA 6Gb/s - SATA RAID - ATX

Just Quick: BE=Black Edition, yours is.

And if you are trying to max out sims 3, it's mad when you use 580 :p  GPU like 560 or 6870 will work good.
December 21, 2011 11:04:07 AM

jamie6737 said:
but really i want to know what capacity it will run on my system.

do you know?


Well running the sims, it would be nowhere near it's limits but that's a good thing.
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