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Will a Phenom II X4 955 bottleneck a 7870?

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January 27, 2013 1:16:10 AM

You might want a X4 965 or the fx series, but it shouldn't bottleneck the card.
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a c 117 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 1:19:53 AM

unlikely unless its single threaded and very undemanding. if you get to many fps on a single thread the cpu 200+ could cause fps bouncing. but turning on vsync on would sort that out.
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January 27, 2013 2:07:32 AM

shouldnt be an issue. but as dj said, getting a little bit stronger cpu such as the fx 4300 or 6400 would be a better investement than an old phenom chip.

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January 27, 2013 2:56:24 AM

Rig in my sig is similar to what you're doing, but yes, I agree the newer PileDrivers are worthy successors, but I understand that Phenom IIs are still capable chips sub -$100 these days, its a hell of a deal to pass up. The FX-6300 is a pretty good CPU for the money.
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January 27, 2013 3:05:12 AM

yar.

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January 27, 2013 3:41:28 AM

My 965 bottlenecks my 7870 but not very heavily

once you get the pii to 3.8 it will be fine
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January 27, 2013 3:59:46 AM

Overclock it to at least 3.6GHz and you'll be just fine, I would push for around 3.8GHz though.
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January 27, 2013 4:01:10 AM

those amd phenom 2 chips overclock easy, 3.6 is mad easy.

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January 27, 2013 4:28:41 AM

deneb is crap overclocker lol

4.0 is a push unless u got real lucky
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a c 78 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 4:31:27 AM

timil said:
deneb is crap overclocker lol

4.0 is a push unless u got real lucky

Says the guy who downclocked his. LOL.
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a c 135 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 4:35:39 AM

lol

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a b à CPUs
January 27, 2013 4:38:36 AM

i have my phemon x4 955 oveclocked at 3.8 and they overclock easly
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a c 135 à CPUs
January 27, 2013 1:35:57 PM

yar, this is true.


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February 3, 2013 3:03:44 AM

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