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November 16, 2012 2:56:41 PM

Im currently have a i7 965 xtreme 3.73 oc'ed with a radeon 4870x2 2gb ddr5...6gb 1600mhz ddr3.....Is my video card bottlenecking my cpu?

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a c 161 U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 3:23:48 PM

Not really since GPU are the bottleneck usually. The GPU will drag you down in games, but it is not dragging your CPU down in anything. Since thats the definition of a bottleneck the simple answer is, NO!

But the HD4870x2 is getting older now and outdated, it does not have DX11 and to be totally honest, its time for an upgrade of your GPU. Your CPU can handle any card, even tri crossfire.

What would you like to spend on an upgrade?
What PSU do you have?
What resolution do you game at?
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a b U Graphics card
November 16, 2012 3:47:35 PM

Novuake said:
Not really since GPU are the bottleneck usually. The GPU will drag you down in games, but it is not dragging your CPU down in anything. Since thats the definition of a bottleneck the simple answer is, NO!

But the HD4870x2 is getting older now and outdated, it does not have DX11 and to be totally honest, its time for an upgrade of your GPU. Your CPU can handle any card, even tri crossfire.

What would you like to spend on an upgrade?
What PSU do you have?
What resolution do you game at?


While I agree most I disagree with the statement that that CPU could run any card setup but that's not true it could bottleneck some dual card setups in like bf3. That cpu is three generations old and is going to start showing its age soon.
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November 17, 2012 3:38:14 PM

Novuake said:
Not really since GPU are the bottleneck usually. The GPU will drag you down in games, but it is not dragging your CPU down in anything. Since thats the definition of a bottleneck the simple answer is, NO!

But the HD4870x2 is getting older now and outdated, it does not have DX11 and to be totally honest, its time for an upgrade of your GPU. Your CPU can handle any card, even tri crossfire.

What would you like to spend on an upgrade?
What PSU do you have?
What resolution do you game at?


I can spend $400-$450 on new gpu...i have a dell 1000w power supply....i play at 1900x1200
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a c 161 U Graphics card
November 17, 2012 4:58:39 PM

This :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or if you want something cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The first one has Vapor-x technology thats an amazing cooler. A lot better temps and quiter. I would say its worth the extra 50 bucks.
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November 21, 2012 2:54:31 PM

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