I have a 1055t (stock clock)
12GB of RAM at 1333MHz
880g chipset (SB710 south bridge)
I want to upgrade my card. I have enough wattage for a 7950 but I don't know how bad my processor will bottleneck a powerful GPU like that.
Also considering a 7850 or 7870
NOTES: I dont overclock. I am anti Nvidia. I am not rebuilding for a few more years and I have intermediate experience with customizing my build. (modded a couple things and got my cpu cooler)
ALSO I am an ASUS fanboy for graphics cards, so really its a simple question looking for opinions. Just because I said I am anti Nvidia or overclocking doesn't mean I wont take well written-well grounded advice seriously. I just have a personal bias.
Regardless, I am a huge fan of the site and appreciate any feedback.
, i dot think your processor would bottleneck any of those cards, im using a gtx 670 along with a i7 920 (1st i7 gen processor) and i dont have any problems, so i dont think yours will. that being said, im more on nvidia side regarding video cards, but of you are going to get ATI one like he 7950 it would be a waste not to overclock it, its oc capabilities are great, its just an opinion n.n, hope it helps.