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Friend has an overclocked 960t around 3.6ghz and is looking at getting a 7950 or 660ti ('m not asking what card to get). Will either of these bottleneck under the cpu?
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the 960T performs similarly as your 965 clock for clock. most 960Ts, though, are capable of higher clocks. mine at 4GHz keeps up with the 7950. unless the other components of your friend's rig will hold back the chip, i suggest oc'ing it to 4GHz or higher for any of those gpus.

here is a guide to oc it (only if the cpu cooler, mobo, etc will allow it) . . .


http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys

edit: thanks for the gamepad tip. +rep.

you can ask for help here, too . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club/1050
Edited by rdr09 - 8/28/12 at 7:39pm
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Unlock that chip to an x6. Keep it around 3.8-4Ghz and your golden:)
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The 960T would be perfectly capable of handling the 7950 with a moderate OC.
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post #5 of 5
960T would be perfectly capable of handling any single GPU with a little overclocking. CPU bottlenecks aren't really a problem right now until you get to huge-cost multi-GPU systems.

Of course, this assumes you're not gaming at 1024x768. Lol
    
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