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Is a Pcie 2.1 usable in a Pcie 3.0?

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January 24, 2012 2:29:02 AM

Is a Pcie 2.1 usable in a Pcie 3.0? Also will a Phenom ii x4 955 @ 3.8ghz bottleneck a Radeon 6970?

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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 24, 2012 2:34:47 AM

no problem to both.

2.1 cards will work in 3.0 and vise versa.

at 3.8ghz very few games will be cpu bound and the 6970 will be nice. there are exceptions like skyrim.
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January 24, 2012 2:38:58 AM

esrever said:
no problem to both.

2.1 cards will work in 3.0 and vise versa.

at 3.8ghz very few games will be cpu bound and the 6970 will be nice. there are exceptions like skyrim.

well one of the main games i play is Skyrim, Bf3, Batman, tor,and saints row 3 will these work fine with that setup?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 24, 2012 2:41:32 AM

yes all will work fine.

you just won't be able to max skyrim since its cpu bound and only really works well on an OC'ed sandy bridge cpu.

you'd still play well on high.
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January 24, 2012 2:45:18 AM

esrever said:
yes all will work fine.

you just won't be able to max skyrim since its cpu bound and only really works well on an OC'ed sandy bridge cpu.

you'd still play well on high.

thats kind of weird
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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 24, 2012 2:47:15 AM

yea, the game isn't well written
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January 24, 2012 3:10:03 AM

in Pci3.0 u can use 7970 and get max speed
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January 24, 2012 3:47:43 AM

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a c 255 U Graphics card
January 24, 2012 3:55:32 AM

esrever said:
yes all will work fine.

you just won't be able to max skyrim since its cpu bound and only really works well on an OC'ed sandy bridge cpu.

you'd still play well on high.



Actually thats not really true.

" This game clearly relies on CPU power, and you need a Sandy Bridge-based Core i3 at 3 GHz or a Phenom II at 3.5 GHz to provide a minimum 30 FPS. Bear in mind that we're using the ultra detail setting here, and processing requirements drop significantly as you start stepping back. So, you can make due with a less potent chip when you dial in detail options appropriately. "

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-...

It will run fine on Ultra on your system OP.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
January 24, 2012 10:42:48 AM

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