WONDER If a Phenom 9950 WOULD bottleneck a HD 5970 or a HD 6990

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phenom 9950 2.6 ghz I'm using it for Fifa 13 and Crysis 2 Nothing special... http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smilies/lol.gif
But A good question!! I still wonder if this processor would bottleneckHD 5970 or a HD 6990 Any suggestions?? Thanks beforehand.
Currently it works at 51% of its capacity full details and full resolutions with a 42 plasma... I know that cpu work charge would increase when I have the chance to use a graphic card with directx 11 http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/tongue.gif

Please help me Any advice would be great. Thanks beforehand!!
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  1. To be honest it probably would. The Phenom 1s weren't that fast due to AMD not being able to get the clock speed out of it. With an OC to 3.0ghz it would probably be able to feed a HD5870 just.

    I wouldn't be spending the money for a new 5870 anyway, or any of the cards in fact. A new one could allow you to buy a new mobo, cpu and ram that would be miles faster. In the case of a HD6990 you can buy a new PC that would blow the socks off what you have.

    What is your graphics card? An upgrade to a Phenom ii (like the 965) would be a much better choice. Something like a HD4870/ 9800GTX+/ GTS 250 and higher still has some mileage left in it.

    If you were planning on getting something off ebay, get something like a HD5870 or GTX 470. You can get one for £120 ish, which isn't bad at all. I have seen some 5850s for £80 but they go quickly. To put it into context the GTX470 is about GTX560ti 448 core level, and that is £200+.
  2. Yes it will compared to more modern CPU's and it has limited overclockability, around 3GHz max which is not enough to eliminate the bottleneck.
  3. Thanks for the quick answers @blahman11 BTW Im using a HD4890 that in CCC shows that is working at 100% of its capacity but pretty fresh at 47°C

    rolli59 So if Im not asking for too much with this configuration I should upgrade my HD 4890 with a HD5870 or a GTX470 Thanks guys I really apreciate it.
  4. HD6870 to HD7850 would be my choice.
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