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October 7, 2012 12:02:30 AM

A pretty simple question. If I have an AMD 1100T, and I use a gtx 590 will I have a bottleneck? If I WILL have a bottleneck, will OC'ing my 1100t remove the bottleneck? Thanks :D 

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a b Î Nvidia
October 7, 2012 12:39:50 AM

Don't get the 590. Get the 680 or the 7970 instead. OC'ing should help you dodge bottlenecks.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 7, 2012 12:45:15 AM

with 3.7 turbo you will be fine.
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October 7, 2012 1:49:22 AM

The 590 is better than the 680, why would I go 680?
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October 7, 2012 1:54:12 AM

He said he uses a 590 not going to buy one.

But yeah the turbo should prevent bottle necks.
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October 7, 2012 2:12:36 AM

I was/am considering buying one. Sorry I worded that wrong :\ But I still want to know: why a 680? I only have 1 PCIeX16 2.0 so I can only run 1 card btw.
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October 7, 2012 3:15:56 AM

+1 on 680. If you are going Nvidia's way, go for the 680. The last generation dual GPU cards were really disappointing, especially the 6990. The 590 is sort of redundant now any ways, as its not actually 3GB, its really 1.5 GB of vram per GPU. Its really, as I like to call it, a strong horse with short legs.
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October 7, 2012 4:48:24 AM

Meh... I had my heart set on a 590.. Btw the 680 isn't cheaper. But I suppose I'll start considering the 680 :\
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October 7, 2012 4:59:51 AM

The 680 and 590 are very closely priced, so in my mind i get more performance with the 590... Though smoothness has a serious appeal. I may not upgrade at all, but if I do this is good stuff to know. In terms of "efficiency" I don't really care. For me it's all about performance. (I'm not trying to be stubborn, I just really want to know what separates these two cards.) Thanks for the quick replies btw :) 
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October 7, 2012 8:31:53 AM

Yeah I would be TRYING to buy a used one. But idk anymore..
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October 7, 2012 8:35:31 AM

And you're gonna hate me for this, but I prefer nvidia for Physx and those other reasons that don't matter... But don't call me a hater! I have an AMD cpu!
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October 7, 2012 8:06:24 PM

Definitely another card to consider. Can someone give me a cut and dried answer as to why not a gtx 590? A straight across reason that actually matters? I'm not worried about voltage or cooling, so any other thoughts?
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October 7, 2012 8:07:19 PM

^Besides price.. Again I'm not trying to be stubborn, I just want facts not preferences! I can be persuaded to get a different card
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October 7, 2012 8:08:40 PM

Because the 590 is dual GPU, which means microstutter, which means that for a given framerate, it will not be as smooth as a single GPU running at that same framerate and in some cases will be very problematic even if the average fps numbers are OK (though the 6990 is worse than the 590 in this regard).
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October 7, 2012 8:15:16 PM

THAT is a good reason. I'm now convinced.. But here's my question.. Should I upgrade my GPU anyways or just overclock my CPU as well? I'm using a gtx 570 twin frozr @ 1ghz, should I just buy a hyper 212 and make my CPU 4ghz and that will work well? Or should I actually upgrade my gpu? All I'm doing is single monitor 1080p atm
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a b Î Nvidia
October 7, 2012 9:28:53 PM

ArcticWonder said:
THAT is a good reason. I'm now convinced.. But here's my question.. Should I upgrade my GPU anyways or just overclock my CPU as well? I'm using a gtx 570 twin frozr @ 1ghz, should I just buy a hyper 212 and make my CPU 4ghz and that will work well? Or should I actually upgrade my gpu? All I'm doing is single monitor 1080p atm

that gpu @ those settings will get you around a stock 7870 performance ( i am just saying this off the top of my head) and ought to give you good playable performance in any game. (see me say, "playable"? :lol:  )

i think it would be logical to believe you would be best off getting a better heatsink to overclock the cpu regardless of whether or not you upgrade the gpu.
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October 7, 2012 9:49:05 PM

Anonymous said:
that gpu @ those settings will get you around a stock 7870 performance ( i am just saying this off the top of my head) and ought to give you good playable performance in any game. (see me say, "playable"? :lol:  )

i think it would be logical to believe you would be best off getting a better heatsink to overclock the cpu regardless of whether or not you upgrade the gpu.


I was afraid of the possible need for both options X(
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a b Î Nvidia
October 7, 2012 9:54:13 PM

ArcticWonder said:
I was afraid of the possible need for both options X(

you're willing to spend several hundred dollars for a gpu but tighten the budget about a $30 heatsink?
:o 
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October 7, 2012 11:31:06 PM

Anonymous said:
you're willing to spend several hundred dollars for a gpu but tighten the budget about a $30 heatsink?
:o 

Ahahahaha not quite, the thing is right now if I get a new gpu I can't afford the cooler, and if I get the cooler I can't afford a GPU. I'll probably go GPU first, but I'm considering keeping my setup as it is just because I only use one monitor. I'm torn because I want to have more performance but I will feel like I'm wasting money if I buy anything more for my PC.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 8, 2012 12:02:12 AM

did you add what you could sell the 570 in the upgrade budget?

put it up for sale for ~$175 plus shipping and it will sell faster than you could box it. then you'll have money for a cooler.
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October 8, 2012 12:48:53 AM

Anonymous said:
did you add what you could sell the 570 in the upgrade budget?

put it up for sale for ~$175 plus shipping and it will sell faster than you could box it. then you'll have money for a cooler.

Yeah it's already factored in, that's the sucky thing. I'm trying to convince myself I don't need a new card and can just OC my cpu so I can be content with what I have.. But it's soo hard :p 
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a b Î Nvidia
October 8, 2012 2:03:42 AM

getting that 570 to 1Ghz is pretty extraordinary; i'd keep that until i have to upgrade . . .
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October 8, 2012 2:18:55 AM

Anonymous said:
getting that 570 to 1Ghz is pretty extraordinary; i'd keep that until i have to upgrade . . .

But still get the hyper 212+ and OC right? and would a 212+ with 2 fans on it cool an 1100t @ 4ghz?
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October 8, 2012 2:34:15 AM

I used a Hyper 212 Evo with just the single fan it came with on an 1100t @ 4.0 GHz so as long as your chip doesn't need crazy voltage for 4.0 GHz you're fine.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 8, 2012 3:50:29 AM

ArcticWonder said:
Alright... I was thinking about getting a hyper 212+ and then putting on 2 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but that's just for looks so I guess I could just not put them on..

if you are really looking to spend money for a better gaming experience:

how is that audio? speakers ok? use a headset and would like a better one?

that chair comfy enough? no sore arse after an episode of gaming?

or how is that case looking? still holds everything and has good air flow? does it need a fan or two (with pimp lights?)

if you are sure you will have money to upgrade the graphics in about 9 months (after AMD releases its next gen of cards and nVidia is gearing up with the 7xx series) there might be something other to get rid of that cash burning a hole in your pocket that will be appreciated.
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October 8, 2012 4:10:37 AM

Anonymous said:
if you are really looking to spend money for a better gaming experience:

how is that audio? speakers ok? use a headset and would like a better one?

that chair comfy enough? no sore arse after an episode of gaming?

or how is that case looking? still holds everything and has good air flow? does it need a fan or two (with pimp lights?)

if you are sure you will have money to upgrade the graphics in about 9 months (after AMD releases its next gen of cards and nVidia is gearing up with the 7xx series) there might be something other to get rid of that cash burning a hole in your pocket that will be appreciated.

See I thought those fans on a 212 would be pimpin lighting :p  cuz i have 2x 200mm red LED fans in a haf 912. and I have NICE headphones. So i suppose ill go with a 212+ and save the rest of my money till i NEED to upgrade. I want a yamakasi catleap 2550 X 1440 but if i bought that my gpu wouldnt be good enough XD
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