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I'd like to upgrade my vid card to a 6950 (maybe a 6870 depending on budget restrictions).

My question is simply this; I've got a 830 Phenom II overclocked to a modest 3.3....Will either of these proposed upgraded gfx cards bottleneck at the CPU?

Thanks in advance for any advice; my system rig is below and up to date (99% sure of that).
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Your system should do fine with either an 6870 or 6950.
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Your CPU won't bottleneck One GPU.
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It really depends on the game frown.gif At 3.2Ghz (stock), my 955 won't let my 6950 hit 99% on Battlefield 3. That's pretty much the only game that doesn't max it out.

Either way, the performance hit will be negligible if there is a bottleneck. And if you can find a good price, there's no wrong reasons to go with a 6950 thumb.gif It's a great deal. But for 1080p, a 6870 will still be very fast.
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I run at 1920 x 1080 resolution (top for the 24" monitor I've got).

Mostly playing MMO's (RIFT currently), but I'd like to futureproof (at least a bit) in case I grab Skyrim for it (or FPS, or whatever).

Thanks for the replies so far! I really appreciate the information!
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hat's pretty much the only game that doesn't max it out. g.gif
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