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Doesn't it make more sense to invest in a new cpu/mobo than to upgrade your graphics card? If the 660 is already bottlenecked, it will only get worse with a better card.

Hey hey, the ddr2 world is still working. Although I agree that it will only cause a bigger bottleneck. @revro if you do end up getting a new cpu/mobo/ram combo and want to sell your ddr2 ram, let me know. I'm in the market to swoop 2x4gb 800mhz ram sticks for around $100. Get back to me if your interested in making a deal. Eventually I will be getting a gtx 660 to run 3 monitors at once for trading equity - when that happens depends on my level of success.
until next time mofos!
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@mat459: wont be much bottleneck as i am changing from 1080 to 1440p, so gpu would be more under load because of nearly twice the amount of pixels on lcd (2MPix vs 3.7MPix).
There have been many benchmarks and once you go 2560x1440p the 7970 is not very bottlenecked. Generally conclusion was that for gaming, if it has 4 cores and its around 3.5ghz you are ok. Here is nice review to see it:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7970_cpu_scaling_performance_review,8.html

see athlon x5 645 is http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=50 little lower than q9550@stock and i am actually running +20% overclock at 3.4GHz so i should be ok.

i wanted to build a 3fire with 7970 and 3 120hz lcds but then i decided not to. a single one will suffice for 1440p hopefully

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@DaftFully17:heh i am in eastern europe, so it would cost a lot to send it. also i have 4 2gb ddr2 modules and not 2 4gb ddr2 modules, so you should rather try on craigslist in your area wink.gif

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Edited by revro - 2/10/13 at 10:03am
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ANybody else have a problem with afterburner or GPUz only showing voltage at 1.18? I unlocked them but for some reason apps still show voltage at 1.18
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Doesn't it make more sense to invest in a new cpu/mobo than to upgrade your graphics card? If the 660 is already bottlenecked, it will only get worse with a better card.

Hey hey, the ddr2 world is still working. Although I agree that it will only cause a bigger bottleneck. @revro if you do end up getting a new cpu/mobo/ram combo and want to sell your ddr2 ram, let me know. I'm in the market to swoop 2x4gb 800mhz ram sticks for around $100. Get back to me if your interested in making a deal. Eventually I will be getting a gtx 660 to run 3 monitors at once for trading equity - when that happens depends on my level of success.
until next time mofos!
I might have a 4GB kit (2x2GB) of DDR2 800 or 1066MHz available shortly, I will keep you in mind.
my sister has an AM2+ unit I built her years ago and I'm having her send it back to me so I can upgrade.
I'll make some calls and hit you a PM or if time passes hit me up.
if you might be interested.
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@mat459: wont be much bottleneck as i am changing from 1080 to 1440p, so gpu would be more under load because of nearly twice the amount of pixels on lcd (2MPix vs 3.7MPix).
There have been many benchmarks and once you go 2560x1440p the 7970 is not very bottlenecked. Generally conclusion was that for gaming, if it has 4 cores and its around 3.5ghz you are ok. Here is nice review to see it:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7970_cpu_scaling_performance_review,8.html

see athlon x5 645 is http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=50 little lower than q9550@stock and i am actually running +20% overclock at 3.4GHz so i should be ok.

i wanted to build a 3fire with 7970 and 3 120hz lcds but then i decided not to. a single one will suffice for 1440p hopefully

EDIT:
@DaftFully17:heh i am in eastern europe, so it would cost a lot to send it. also i have 4 2gb ddr2 modules and not 2 4gb ddr2 modules, so you should rather try on craigslist in your area wink.gif

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Oh nice. I did not know that.
 
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yeah it seems in this benchmark score is bottlenecked as they combine physics score with the graphics score. but in games i have fps just few fps below what graphic card reviews show.
plan to buy 770 or 7970/8970 once i switch to 2560x1440p. cant oc cpu as my ram are at 800mhz and fsb is already on 1600mhz. 1066mhz ram would cost 170eur ... so i am sticking to 3.4GHz smile.gif

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i dunno if a new card would help.. i know you have told matt but seriously i believe that it will still bottleneck.
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i got mine for gtx 660 for $140 tongue.gif
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So I checked and it turns out the unlock did not work on my voltage. I guess Some 660's are voltage locked. That explains why my OC stayed the same. At least I got more fan power from it though. lol

I bet alot of you having difficulty OCing are locked as well. What a bummer.

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Why get a 660ti when you can get a 7950 for $30-40 more, why get a 7950 when you can get a 670 for a little more, why get a 670 when you can get a 7970GHz for only a little more.

It can go like that on for eternity with each generation release. Its called budget, and I like to stick to mine. If i could have afforded more money I would have went SLI 670, or crossfire 7970's.
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