Upgrade to 680? Will this setup work?

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=1967 ) <-- 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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  1. yeah, a 680 will be fine on that PSU.

    should be a good upgrade. the rest of your build is very strong.
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. Anonymous said:


    ...Your saying my dinosaur 6850 (jks xD) is bigger than the GTX680? I checked my ASUS6850 its 10.45 inches apparently
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. absolutely not.
  9. I have the V4 case. It supports a 10.4 inch gfx card. You will be fine.
  10. You'll get a CPU bottleneck in CPU intensive games.
  11. 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
  12. ilysaml said:
    You'll get a CPU bottleneck in CPU intensive games.

    :non:
  13. 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
  14. 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 :)
  15. i have a liquid coolin' fan xD and i could probably overclock to like 4.2 to boost my speeds
  16. 4.0 is the most you can get. And yea you have to.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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 :)
  21. 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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