Is This The Right Graphics Card For My PC?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. The GTX 580 should run fine with your set up
  7. 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
  8. monsta said:
    The GTX 580 should run fine with your set up


    people were saying it will bottleneck
  9. 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.
  10. Ah poo, I thought it would be ok. I can get too optimistic at times
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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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