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i am and i like what im seeing.......BTW everybody i bought the 7950 and it does not work very nicely i lost frames in bf3 and very choppy i assume that my cpu/mobo is a bottleneck??????? WEIRD lol my cpu usage was at 100%....99% percent of the time dipping to 98% 1% of the time LOL.....now i wonder if i should just keep it till i build new rig or just return it and save up for later new rig and 2nd 7970, hmmmmmmmm.....
i diddnt even try to dwnld cap files, but mayb i should...
awhile back i saw here on ocn a guy who was running 2 7970s on the same rig and he said it ran fine.....???????

That was a good deal for that card, but as others have said, you do not have the processing power to push those bad boys. You do not need a top of the line cpu/mobo combo, you should be able to find a 2500k + mobo somewhat cheap because it is a generation behind now, but still only minimally slower than ivy bridge. Upgrading your processor should also get you better performance out of your single gpu, as I believe it is being held back by your cpu bottleneck.
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post #22 of 26
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i am and i like what im seeing.......BTW everybody i bought the 7950 and it does not work very nicely i lost frames in bf3 and very choppy i assume that my cpu/mobo is a bottleneck??????? WEIRD lol my cpu usage was at 100%....99% percent of the time dipping to 98% 1% of the time LOL.....now i wonder if i should just keep it till i build new rig or just return it and save up for later new rig and 2nd 7970, hmmmmmmmm.....
i diddnt even try to dwnld cap files, but mayb i should...
awhile back i saw here on ocn a guy who was running 2 7970s on the same rig and he said it ran fine.....???????

Im sorry to be the one that said it, but you were told that there would be a bottleneck. There is no point asking for peoples opinions and then blatantly disregarding them. Just return the 7970, sell your existing hardware and buy a new motherboard, processor and ram or whatever you need. It will probably improve your performance out of the single card, thus minimizing the need to buy a second.
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That was a good deal for that card, but as others have said, you do not have the processing power to push those bad boys. You do not need a top of the line cpu/mobo combo, you should be able to find a 2500k + mobo somewhat cheap because it is a generation behind now, but still only minimally slower than ivy bridge. Upgrading your processor should also get you better performance out of your single gpu, as I believe it is being held back by your cpu bottleneck.

Exactly, I buy mostly second hand hardware and the saving is enormous. Should be pretty easy to find a 2500k or similar for a nice price.
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i did not disregard anyones info EVER what i try to do is get as much info from as much diff. sources as poss. to get the most info.... so just because i didnt seem to take anyones info. dont take it personally, not everybody is always right you know!!!!!!


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i did not disregard anyones info EVER what i try to do is get as much info from as much diff. sources as poss. to get the most info.... so just because i didnt seem to take anyones info. dont take it personally, not everybody is always right you know!!!!!!
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I have no personal attachment to this thread, therefore I am neither offended or bothered by what action you took. I'm just stating that you asked about the card and was given probably the best advice about how to upgrade that many people +1'd, deafboy told you that there would be a bottleneck to which you ignored and did not grant a reply.

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it does not work very nicely i lost frames in bf3 and very choppy i assume that my cpu/mobo is a bottleneck??????? WEIRD
which to me shows you disregarded the information given to you.

Your system im sure does not feel slow to use but when looking at your sig rig it's the core components that are really lacking, otherwise it looks like a great system. The number of extra features you could get from a motherboard upgrade alone would be worth it.

Just my 2p but there is no point asking for advice if you at least don't acknowledge it and TRY to base you decisions as best you can from the info you apparently collate.
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Just my 2p but there is no point asking for advice if you at least don't acknowledge it and TRY to base you decisions as best you can from the info you apparently collate.

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