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I7 950 Bottleneck 660ti 2GB ? ? ?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 30, 2013 1:10:35 AM

Just wondering if my 660ti will be bottlenecked by my i7 950 I'm building....I also have a GTX570 but figure the 660 is about the same in performance only less power use.

What ever card doesnt go with the i7 is going to get paired with a 6100 bulldozer :/  :/  :/  So would rather the better gpu be with the better CPU...being the 950?
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2013 1:23:40 AM

the 950 is a great cpu. i have one in my other rig with a gtx 590. i overclocked it to 3.8ghz and it flys. Dont ugprade your cpu its a good cpu

It wont bottleneck just overclock your i7 to about 3.5 or more and you r fine
January 30, 2013 1:24:19 AM

pff no LOL ! Also you figured wrong as the GTX 660 is faster than the GTX 570 in every game and the GTX 660ti is faster than the GTX 580 in every game. That 660ti will blow the GTX 570 away.
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a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2013 1:33:31 AM

No bottleneck on the i7. The 660ti is better than the 570. The bulldozer build might experience some bottleneck, but not much.
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2013 1:47:46 AM

hilarious... what is a 660 anyway? a broken 670(itself a bad yeild that wasn't good enough to be 680).

i7-950 (spring 2009) - humm... nice CPU!
February 6, 2013 12:22:23 AM

Ok thanks guys....thought so! Selling both rigs to a friend for gaming. $1200 for both

i7 950 w/ V8 cooler
6GB Tri Cahn. DDR3 1600
EVGA SLI board
120gb SSD
400GB sata
750watt psu

AMD 6100 x6 Core
Biostar the $100 decent one
80GB 10k Raptor (Newer Model)
500GB sata
750watt psu

both have nice CM cases...$1200 sound fare? its actually almost what I paid for the parts
February 6, 2013 12:23:59 AM

Know whats weird is I just now got an email from toms saying I had replies...LOL