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my main objective is the increase fps for my gaming needs.

should i go crossifre with my 6950?
or upgrade the cpu and the ram.
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Upgrade CPU would probably benefit you the most. One 6970 (aka 6950 unlocked) is already being bottlenecked by your Athlon II X4 640, so running two wouldn't help. And RAM has little to do with gaming performance. So try to pick up a used Phenom II x4 or something.
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CPU imo, ram is fairly irrelevant as long as you have enough (which you do, for now)
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Since you got a AM3 mobo, I guess you should go for a 1090T or a X4 965.
Edited by Reshkar - 6/16/11 at 12:06am
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Most games are not CPU depandant and for those that are buy yourself a aftermarket cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and overclock your CPU to around 3.5-3.6GHz

However if you wish to increase framerates then get yourself another 6950.
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Upgrade CPU would probably benefit you the most. One 6970 (aka 6950 unlocked) is already being bottlenecked by your Athlon II X4 640, so running two wouldn't help. And RAM has little to do with gaming performance. So try to pick up a used Phenom II x4 or something.
This!

Your CPU is holding you back.
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Your cpu is holding you back especially at stock. Overclock it with a good cooler.
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Since you got a AM3 mobo, I guess you should go for a 1090T or a X4 965.
this.

i swithed from a 1055t to this i7 and had 15% framerate boost with same vga (no overclock only shader unlocked).

Get a phenomII x4 BE with a 212+ and overclock it. would be cheaper than get another 6950
post #9 of 10
CPU for sure.

It always better to have more cpu power than gpu power.

Think of it this way, cpu is brains and gpu is muscle

Lots of muscle and no brains makes you inefficient and your usefulness is limited strictly to games. Fast cpu speeds up everything.
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my main objective is the increase fps for my gaming needs.

should i go crossifre with my 6950?
or upgrade the cpu and the ram.
Upgrading or overclocking your CPU will maybe give you a small boost in some games that CPU is a factor (its not in most) but will give you a generally quicker computer.

If you want a dramatic increase in FPS CF your 6950. Thats what I did. The below heaven score almost doubled to 60.8 with a min of 37 and max of 121 when I CF and this is on a weaker CPU than yours.. A new CPU is not going to do that. If you are lucky it will get you only a few frames extra in some games.

Heaven Score with Render:direct3d11
Mode: 1920x1200 4xAA fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy: 4x
Occlusion:enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric: enabled
Tessellation: normal
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