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Which GPU W/ AMD II X4 965

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Which GPU would you choose?

Total: 8 votes (3 blank votes)

  • HD 7850
  • 0 %
  • HD 7870
  • 20 %
  • GTX 660
  • 80 %
  • GTX 660 Ti
  • 0 %
  • GTX 680
  • 0 %
January 20, 2013 7:05:38 PM

Ok, guys I have been going round and round with this and cannot make up my freaking mind. I mainly play World of Tanks, War Thunder, BF3, CODBO2, and Skyrim.

This is my current build:

Cooler Master HAF 912 Case
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
EVGA 550 Ti 2GB Video Card
1TB WD Hard Drive
27" Samsung LED 1920x1080 (using an HDMI cable)

So I'm want to upgrade the 550 Ti. I have looked at GTX 660, 660 Ti, HD 7850, and HD 7870. Hell! I even considered GTX 680 and HD 7970 but I think these would be major overkill with the CPU I have.

So let's say money is no object (yeah, right) which card would you get? i.e will my CPU bottleneck a 680 or 7970?

Thanks in advance.........

Scott

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January 20, 2013 7:51:21 PM

See this chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

I think you can go up 2 levels and get a 660 and not bottleneck your CPU. Something like this is reasonable price and you will give you improved performance:

EVGA SuperClocked 03G-P4-2666-KR GeForce GTX 660 3GB $259
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2663-KR GeForce GTX 660 FTW Signature 2 2GB $239
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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