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Will 1100t black edition bottleneck new cards?

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Hi guys,

I'm not super duper computer savvy as lot of the dudes here, so please go easy on me if I seem noobish. I will try to post my specs in as much detail as I can.

What I currently have:

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (non overclocked)
8 GB ram
Motherboard: M4A87TD/USB3
Graphics card: Powercolor 6870 OC

I am planning to upgrade my PC a bit and was hoping if someone could tell me if my processor is good enough get enough potential from new cards for the upgrade to be worth it. I am planning to get 12 gigs of more ram and either a 7970 Black edition or GTX 680. Would my system get enough out of the new cards or should I just forget about it? I mostly use my PC for gaming and some video editing. Thanks for reading if you got this far.
post #2 of 6
I'm pretty sure it won't bottleneck any of the newer cards.
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Originally Posted by adizz View Post

I'm pretty sure it won't bottleneck any of the newer cards.

+1 to Richard Hammonds

PS: (Did you know he has is own show now)?
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A stock 1100t isn't really ideal for a card like a 7970 or 680... You'll of course get a big upgrade gaming wise if you move to either of those cards from a 6870, but you may sometimes find yourself in situations where maxing out some settings doesn't drop the FPS at all, while other (CPU dependent) settings make things a bit choppy.

I would definitely get a good heatsink and overclock the CPU before getting a new high end $500 GPU.
Edited by mechtech - 4/10/12 at 6:11am
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Unlikely on one card, sure an Intel will give you a nice little boost, but I run o/c crossfire 6950's on my 4ghz 1090T with no issues.
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Thanks for the answers, will go ahead and buy the components and hope for the best.
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