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Uprading to 7950

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February 22, 2012 3:19:36 PM

im gonna upgrade from a 6850 to 7950


only concern i have is the 7950 will bottleneck with my cpu core i5 750

i have turbo on so it runs about 3ghz-3.1ghz max

got 8gig ddr3 ram and my motherboard is a p55-ud3

here is link to my MB http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

not shure what rev i have


thx

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February 22, 2012 3:41:17 PM

cant overclock sorry not a option my cpu cooler is not good enough
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February 22, 2012 3:43:37 PM

need to no if it will bottleneck with it as is OC is not a option
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February 22, 2012 4:02:45 PM

I don't think your cpu will bottleneck 7950.
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February 22, 2012 4:06:52 PM

well i guess i could go to a 6950 or 6970 but i dont no if its worth going to either of them form a 6870 guess i could get a 7770 but i like the 7950

my mistake btw i have a 6870 atm not a 6850
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February 22, 2012 4:11:47 PM

do you really need to upgrade, 6870 is a nice card and is only about 13% slower than 6950.

no, your cpu will not bottleneck single hd 7950, have you seen the recent sub 200$ gaming cpu's review, the i3 2100 doesn't even bottleneck the 7970 and your cpu is much faster than that.

i would say, just do not go for it, wait a bit, let the drivers stabilize and newer Kepler comes and prices too stabilize. atm, they are real overpriced
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February 22, 2012 4:15:13 PM

your cpu is good but while you are at it get a custom cpu cooler and overclock
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February 22, 2012 6:11:35 PM

why not buy a $30 cooler and OC? Either way the 7950 will be fine.
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February 22, 2012 6:31:18 PM

@ methixOr: What's your monitor resolution? It's unlikely you'll see much improvement over a HD 6870 if you're playing at 1280x1024. Also, what games are you playing? If you're a big fan of RTS games then it's very unlikely a faster graphics card will be a very cost effective upgrade.
I doubt you'll get any 'bottleneck' issues the i5750 is a pretty quick CPU and you can always crank up the eye candy to slow down the 7950;).
BTW aftermarket coolers are cool! I suggest you look into the subject, even a cheap Hyper 212 Plus, like mine can easily cope with an i5 750 at 3.4 GHz without drama.
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June 11, 2012 2:40:52 AM

methix0r said:
cant overclock sorry not a option my cpu cooler is not good enough



Running my old Q9550 to 55c idle 90 max load for 2 years now no issues so even with an stock heatsink u can oc to 80c safely lolll

Upping from a 5750 passive in crossfire with a 6770 passive to the Gigabyte 7950 oc =D
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