Closed Will my i7-930 bottleneck the new 7970? Tags: Radeon Bottleneck Intel i7 PCI Express Graphics Last response: April 19, 2012 11:17 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Carc369 April 17, 2012 10:17:14 PM And also does it matter that my mobo is PCI-E 2.0? Would that bottleneck the card in any way? My CPU is stocked (2.8ghz) Also for the last 4 years I've been all about ATI/AMD. Do you think the 680 is a better buy than the 7970? More about : 930 bottleneck 7970 Carc369 April 17, 2012 10:22:28 PM First time posting in like a year. I went back to stock and saw no benefits from ocing. jemm April 17, 2012 10:49:17 PM The HD 7970 should be a little faster than the GTX 680 as it has more bandwidth, but that is it -- mean the GTX 680 should win in the other features http://www.hwcompare.com/12351/geforce-gtx-680-vs-radeo... Have you ever thought about in crossfire your HD 6950 unlocked to a 6970? I believe that both together might be a good set up -- should it bottleneck the CPU you know how to OC, eh? Related resources How long til the i7-930 starts bottlenecking? - Forum Pics of i7-930 New Build - Forum 7970 and Phenom ii x4 955 Bottleneck Question - Forum Will a gtx 670/ 7970 bottleneck ? - Forum I7-930 vs 2x Quadcore xeon dual lga 1366 system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Pinhedd April 17, 2012 11:16:11 PM The 7970 has a slight edge in high resolution / high image quality games. The 680 has an edge elsewhere. Neither card is an underperformer Carc369 April 18, 2012 8:26:34 PM Best answer selected by Carc369. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[ Bottleneck ] Question regarding ASUS HD 7970 -DC2-3GD5 ForumSAFE Overclocking! 7/24 i7930 + GA-X58A-UD3R & Testing Utilities ForumDoes i5-3550 bottleneck HD 7970 ? ForumWill my OCed 955BE Bottleneck an HD 7970 ? Forum7970 /680 Bottleneck ForumNoob building an i7-930 comp ForumI7-930 First Time Build(er) Comments/Suggestions? ForumBuilding i7-930 System this week. Need Expert Advice Forum$1000-$1500 multi-use system. i7/930 and 12GB RAM. What do you think? ForumWould 2500k bottleneck CF HD 7970 ForumI5-750 build or i7-930 build Forum1Gb vs 2Gb graphics ForumYou can now get a 7970 at newegg for less than a 680 ForumWill this bottleneck...? Forum[Solved] My PSU. Will the amperage hurt me? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !