Will this bottle neck me?

PC Specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
8GB CORSAIR XMS3 1333MHZ DDR3
750W Corsair TX-2
640GB WD HDD
Asus P5G41T-M LX PLUS
CPU INTEL CORE2QUAD 8200


Will this card bottle neck me ? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

or

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

I AM NOT CROSS FIRING...AS I HAVE 1 PCI E 2.0 SLOT

In your opinion, do you think the Sapphire or XFX Dual fan would be better?


I was going to wait for the 700x series until I realized that they would bottle neck in my 2.0 slot
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  1. the 7000 series will NOT bottleneck pci e 2.0 , even an oc,d 7970 does not use all of pci e 2.0 bandwidth , but if dont decide to wait for the 7000 series the 6870 will not bottleneck that cpu.
  2. imtiax said:
    PC Specs:

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    8GB CORSAIR XMS3 1333MHZ DDR3
    750W Corsair TX-2
    640GB WD HDD
    Asus P5G41T-M LX PLUS
    CPU INTEL CORE2QUAD 8200


    Will this card bottle neck me ? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

    or

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

    I AM NOT CROSS FIRING...AS I HAVE 1 PCI E 2.0 SLOT

    In your opinion, do you think the Sapphire or XFX Dual fan would be better?


    I was going to wait for the 700x series until I realized that they would bottle neck in my 2.0 slot



    The 7000 series video cards will not bottleneck the system because it is backward compatible with PCIe 2.0
  3. If you have a well ventilated case, the XFX dual fan is a great design. I have one. I would go with it.
  4. That card won't be bottlenecked by your system, but a high end card like the 7970 will be by your CPU.
  5. Will a 7850 be worth the $100 extra? It is going to be approx 300$ for a single card.
  6. Better to have one strong single card(due to micro stuttering) but you'd have to wait for the performance charts to come out for those cards to make a truly informed decision between the two.
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