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. Score 0 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? Score 0 Related resources could my cpu bottleneck a new 7970? - Forum Would a i7-930 bottleneck a GTX 780? - Forum Will my Asrock 970 extreme 4 bottleneck crossfire HD 7970? - Forum How long til the i7-930 starts bottlenecking? - Forum HD 7970 bottleneck with FX 6300 at 4.6 clock!? - 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 Score 0 Carc369 April 18, 2012 8:26:34 PM Best answer selected by Carc369. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIssues installing the i7-930 on a new rig? Forum SolvedWill fx 6300 bottleneck 7970? Forum Solvedwill i5-3330 bottleneck HD 7970? Forum SolvedWill the Intel G3220 bottleneck an AMD HD 7970? Forum SolvedWill i5 4570 & fx 8320 bottleneck 7970 Forum SolvedFx 8320 + hd 7970ghz any bottleneck? Forum SolvedGigabyte Radeon HD 7970 Bottleneck? Forum SolvedWill FX-8350 bottleneck an HD 7970? Forum SolvedCpu bottleneck on 7970, PSU not enough? Forum Solvedwill fx 6350 bottleneck 7970 Forum SolvedFX-6350 bottleneck HD 7970? Forum SolvedXFX 7970 & AMD FX4170: How bad will they bottleneck? Forum i3 3220 bottleneck 7970 gpu? Forum Solved7970 bottleneck question Forum SolvedNew HD 7970 Forum 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 !