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lol... nice res guys tongue.gif... and look up some bench marks... the 9550 still holds its own in games smile.gif
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post

This thread is from June you monkeys.
But bottlenecking two 280s at 4.0? LMAO I think not.

NO, triple sli. And believe me, when someone first told me that was the case , I had the same exact reaction you are having now.
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post #33 of 36
Even though this is way old, anyone holding onto a Q9550 in the US isn't very bright. They're still selling for more used than a brand new 2500k. Not upgrading would be a horrible idea. Even the cheapest motherboard and ram in the world paired with a 2500k would stop a Q9550 on water.
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post #34 of 36
Depends on what you use your system for smile.gif There isn't a single application I use that can slow down my setup or make me buy a better one.
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How do the core 2 duo CPUs rank? i.e what is the top spec one and the down from there?
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Check this out:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1201859/expreview-what-cpu-does-radeon-hd-7970-need
If you are gamer you can use your Q for a while. The conclusion of the article is a 2C/4T CPU is fine for the 7970.
And this is the strongest (single GPU) card atm.
The Q has 4C/4T so everything is fine smile.gif
I only want to upgrade my Q to a 3930K because rendering takes to long. On the other side I still love my Q and I dont render that often.
But that new CPU would enlarge m E-Peen biggrin.gif plus I felt in love with the new sabertooth...

However give your Q a hug and thank him for all the hard work he (or she?) did!
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