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I am on 1920x1080 resolution.
i7 920 4Ghz.

Would I benefit from a 7970 and would my i7 920 bottleneck the gfx card?
I've been wanting to sell my gtx 570 and get a 7970 but not sure if it would be a good idea.
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No the i7 would not bottleneck the 7970. I would be better for sure, but is it worth the cost? Thats all you have to ask yourself!
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The i7 has more then enough power for the 7970. Is it worth the cost... probably not. If you going from a 4 series I'd say yes but otherwise... wait till they receive a price drop.
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I wasn't really worried about the price as much as I was about the memory size. I heard that 2GB gfx cards benefit most from resolutions on the 2,000s. I'm on 1920x1080 so I don't know how good 3GB memory will do for me.
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Originally Posted by Zensou View Post

I am on 1920x1080 resolution.
i7 920 4Ghz.
Would I benefit from a 7970 and would my i7 920 bottleneck the gfx card?
I've been wanting to sell my gtx 570 and get a 7970 but not sure if it would be a good idea.

Go for it, the i7 is plenty fast for it, and as far as the cost goes, remember that it's performance is about the same as a 6990
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