I know my CPU will bottleneck it. I'm hoping to upgrade to at least a phenom II x4 in the near future. I would just like to know if the card will run on my system and be better than the 6670 I currently have.
I'm saying, if you upgrade now the cpu, yes, if only the card, you're better of with a 7850 or 7770.
The 7870 will be restrained by your cpu, and it's not worth it with that cpu, you'll get the same performance as the other two cards above