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Hd 6950 or the hd 6970

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June 3, 2012 6:49:30 AM

hi im wonderin would these 2 graphics card bottelneck my cpu which is a amd phemon II x4 840 quad core

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June 3, 2012 6:52:18 AM

Are you overclocking?
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June 3, 2012 6:55:40 AM

if you dont overclock I dont think that the 6950 will bottleneck but the 6970 might so I would do more research
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 6:57:34 AM

No, it will not bottleneck. It will help get you better frame rate and graphic settings.
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June 3, 2012 7:01:39 AM

i will oc my cpu a little bit i wont oc the gpu
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June 3, 2012 7:02:30 AM

You should be good really with both cards. I think the difference between a newer i5/i7+6950 vs 840+6950 will be very small.
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June 3, 2012 7:04:18 AM

so it wont bottleneck if i have one of these cards because the cards im looking at are 2gb cards
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June 3, 2012 7:06:51 AM

and with these cards what power connectors do i need for these cards
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 7:07:19 AM

2GB cards help you with higher resolutions and if you are going to do multiple monitor setups. The 2GB it is also for graphic intensive games such as Battlefield 3. You can't go wrong with 2GB of VRAM, especially for current generation games.

You may also consider a 7850 OC edition, it has better technology, lower power consumption and barely any price difference between the 6950 and 7850.
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June 3, 2012 7:18:16 AM

nah i dont want a 3.0 pie gpu because my mobo is a 2.0
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June 3, 2012 7:20:17 AM

with the hd 6950 what power connecter do i need for it
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June 3, 2012 7:25:36 AM

my mate says u cant a 3.0 ito a 2.0
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June 3, 2012 7:26:41 AM

All gpus that can use 3.0 are backwards compatible with 2.0....at least for the time being
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 7:27:35 AM

Well, honestly all PCI-E slots are backwards compatible. It will adjust accordingly. And I wouldn't post the benchmarks if that weren't true. There are a number of people on this board who uses PCI-E 2 cards on PCI-E 1 slots.

Maybe for the rare occassion of 2.1 to 1.0 sometimes doesn't work. But, 3.0, 2.0, and 1.0 are compatible.
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June 3, 2012 7:32:39 AM

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June 3, 2012 7:33:20 AM

skitz9417 said:
with the hd 6950 what power connecter do i need for it

AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 Graphics
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended
AMD Radeon™ HD 6970 Graphics
550 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended


EDIT: nevermind . .i am late :p 
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June 3, 2012 8:11:13 AM

thanks for the info
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June 3, 2012 9:52:33 AM

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