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Upgrade to 680? Will this setup work?

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May 4, 2012 1:13:25 AM

Hi,
I'm planning on upgrading my GPU without upgrading much CPU, case, PSU, etc.

My current specs:
HD 6850
Seasonic S12 II Bronze 620Watts PSU <-- will this work?
12GB DDR3 @ 1.3GHz (1300mhz)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055t
Gigabyte GA-890 <-- will this work?
Mid-tower case (Thermaltake V4 Black Edition: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product.aspx?s=1308&id=19... ) <-- will this work?

I'm wondering if this setup will work with 680/ maybe 7950 or 670 (when it comes out).

Would i need to upgrade anything else?

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a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 1:20:11 AM

yeah, a 680 will be fine on that PSU.

should be a good upgrade. the rest of your build is very strong.

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May 4, 2012 1:23:44 AM

welshmousepk said:
yeah, a 680 will be fine on that PSU.

should be a good upgrade. the rest of your build is very strong.


btw, will it fit in the mid-tower because i have a liquid-cooling CPU forced inside which barely fits... Its the CoolIt ALC
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a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 1:33:25 AM

it should do. its not the largest card ever. it only barely extends over the edge of a standard atx mobo. (less than half an inch)
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May 4, 2012 1:39:04 AM

welshmousepk said:
it should do. its not the largest card ever. it only barely extends over the edge of a standard atx mobo. (less than half an inch)


Isnt it like 11 inches and the ASUS 6850 i believe is only about 9 inches
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a c 117 U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 2:12:29 AM

well if its .45 inches smaller than your 6850, you have a seasonic 620watt PSU and a quad PIIx6 1055t i guess your good to go.
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May 4, 2012 2:23:11 AM

Anonymous said:
well if its .45 inches smaller than your 6850, you have a seasonic 620watt PSU and a quad PIIx6 1055t i guess your good to go.


With my mobo though, do u think PCI Express 3 is really a big deal?
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a c 117 U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 2:24:15 AM

absolutely not.
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a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 2:33:12 AM

I have the V4 case. It supports a 10.4 inch gfx card. You will be fine.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 2:41:00 AM

You'll get a CPU bottleneck in CPU intensive games.
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May 4, 2012 3:06:35 AM

ilysaml said:
You'll get a CPU bottleneck in CPU intensive games.

well thats with any cpu though, even a 17 3770k would bottleneck games like arma 2, or FSX
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a c 117 U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 5:46:56 AM

ilysaml said:
You'll get a CPU bottleneck in CPU intensive games.

:non: 
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 11:28:27 AM

Anonymous said:
:non: 

That was with the GTX 680. In CPU intensive games the AMD will let you down;


In GPU intensive games, the difference between AMD and Intel can be covered with Overclocking
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a c 117 U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 2:44:57 PM

ilysaml said:
That was with the GTX 680. In CPU intensive games the AMD will let you down;
http://media.bestofmicro.com/D/E/334850/original/skyrim%201920.png
http://media.bestofmicro.com/D/Q/334862/original/wow%201920.png
In GPU intensive games, the difference between AMD and Intel can be covered with Overclocking
http://media.bestofmicro.com/B/C/334776/original/batman%201920.png


thank you for NOT using the term bottleneck again, it is so overused anymore.

i like restriction better :) 
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May 4, 2012 9:40:45 PM

i have a liquid coolin' fan xD and i could probably overclock to like 4.2 to boost my speeds
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 4, 2012 9:50:50 PM

4.0 is the most you can get. And yea you have to.
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May 5, 2012 1:24:51 AM

ilysaml said:
4.0 is the most you can get. And yea you have to.


i do agree that a intel chip is going to do much better overall, but those charts show that all the chips tested can play the games at 60 frames or more. you can note one chip being better then the other, but every cpu in the market well be a bottleneck to the gpu in some cases. thats why the term bottleneck is invalid.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 5, 2012 2:18:55 AM

zakattak80 said:
you can note one chip being better then the other, but every cpu in the market well be a bottleneck to the gpu in some cases. thats why the term bottleneck is invalid.

Flat Wrong. What do you mean by "every"? Will a core i7 950/960/980/2600K/3930K/3960X bottleneck a GTX 680?
The answer is no, Intel CPUs scaling will not bottleneck the GPU because it's per clock performance is better than the AMDs.
The games you linked is locked FPS @ certain level, like NFS the run it was locked to 30 FPS.
If you run minesweeper you'll get 17 FPS, does this mean that a GTX 680 is not enough for Minesweeper?
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May 5, 2012 5:22:25 AM

ilysaml said:
Flat Wrong. What do you mean by "every"? Will a core i7 950/960/980/2600K/3930K/3960X bottleneck a GTX 680?
The answer is no, Intel CPUs scaling will not bottleneck the GPU because it's per clock performance is better than the AMDs.
The games you linked is locked FPS @ certain level, like NFS the run it was locked to 30 FPS.
If you run minesweeper you'll get 17 FPS, does this mean that a GTX 680 is not enough for Minesweeper?


i have a 2500k clocked at 4.0 and there are certain games that the cpu is the bottleneck. Even crysis has moments when there is tons of AI that cause the cpu to be the bottleneck. every game there's always something or a combination of things that are a bottleneck. i still stand by my statement that any cpu on the market can be the bottleneck in certain situations or games. it's up to the user to decide if the performance is to their desire.

point is there isn't any magical level where the cpu won't ever hold back the system on a game or program.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 5, 2012 8:01:52 AM

zakattak80 said:
point is there isn't any magical level where the cpu won't ever hold back the system on a game or program.

There is, in case you get an Intel i7 CPU :) 
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Anonymous
a c 117 U Graphics card
May 5, 2012 8:09:38 AM

zakattak80 said:

point is there isn't any magical level where the cpu won't ever hold back the system on a game or program.


yes there is; its called a balanced system. with your belief an i 5 can bottleneck a HD 5750?
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