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Might a 960T @ 4.15 GHz bottleneck a 7950? Edit: Nope.

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I doubt if it does bottleneck that I'll notice it at all but should my current setup be sufficient to back up this bad boy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102963

4.15GHz CPU
3.1GHz NB
12GB 1733MHz Memory

Mostly playing Skyrim, BF3, and some older games which won't matter.

Thinking of upgrading the CPU when PD comes out, assuming it's a decent improvement over BD. I'm assuming my current CPU, at these clocks, will be a suitable setup for a 7950 until then - correct?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by FromUndaChz - 4/28/12 at 6:20pm
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If anything that 960T will be bottlenecking the 7950, but you'll probably see situations where the 7950 will be bottlenecking your CPU as well.
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no bottleneck in sight. If you were able to unlock to an x6 youcould run crossfire with those bad boys. Good luck:thumb:
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Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

no bottleneck in sight. If you were able to unlock to an x6 youcould run crossfire with those bad boys. Good luck:thumb:


There's always a bottleneck, saying otherwise means you're either lying or ignorant.
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In single card mode and at your OC it should be just fine. I run a 570GTX on my Deneb in a old AM2 board OC'd at around 3.8 in the summer months and 4.0 in winter and it runs Skyrim heavily modded with HD textures+FXAA post process injector. I have to run the light edition of the Skyrim HD with the post process mod because of the weak amount of Vram on my 570GTX
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Its my opinion that the 960t wont bottleneck any single card. If you dont believe this be my guest and help him out.thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

If anything that 960T will be bottlenecking the 7950, but you'll probably see situations where the 7950 will be bottlenecking your CPU as well.

Lol, I just fixed the title... I smoked a little too much this afternoon. Thanks for the correction smile.gif

Sounds like the general consensus is that I'll be more or less just fine until I decide what do do about a CPU after PD is released.

Thanks all!
Edited by FromUndaChz - 4/28/12 at 6:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

Its my opinion that the 960t wont bottleneck any single card. If you dont believe this be my guest and help him out.thumb.gif

My point is that no game is equal, there will always be a component bottlenecking the performance. Skyrim is mostly CPU limited, and BF3 can easily be CPU-limited as well if you're aiming for 120 fps. At the same time, there are games like Metro 2033 and Aliens vs Predator that'll eat up any GPU setup today.

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I doubt if you'll see any big bottlenecks though thumb.gif
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

My point is that no game is equal, there will always be a component bottlenecking the performance. Skyrim is mostly CPU limited, and BF3 can easily be CPU-limited as well if you're aiming for 120 fps. At the same time, there are games like Metro 2033 and Aliens vs Predator that'll eat up any GPU setup today.

This is most certainly the truth.. I know what Greg is trying to say though - the 960T is more or less not going to run into any issues with any single card out there - I think, though, that we all have to agree there will always be a bottleneck somewhere.

Thanks guys.
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