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March 3, 2012 10:24:40 PM

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=N82E1681...

or

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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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March 3, 2012 10:53:04 PM

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.
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March 3, 2012 11:22:17 PM

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=N82E1681...

or

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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
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March 3, 2012 11:27:05 PM

If you have a well ventilated case, the XFX dual fan is a great design. I have one. I would go with it.
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March 3, 2012 11:27:44 PM

That card won't be bottlenecked by your system, but a high end card like the 7970 will be by your CPU.
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March 3, 2012 11:30:52 PM

Will a 7850 be worth the $100 extra? It is going to be approx 300$ for a single card.
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March 3, 2012 11:39:49 PM

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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