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hi im wondering should upgrade my gpu and my specs are under the beast
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I wouldn't. I'd like to see you upgrade your CPU first. Then when the 8XXX series or 7XX series rolls out go for it.
    
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with the 7000 seris what would be good for 1600x900
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hey when does the 8000 or the gtx 700 sereis come out
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your CPU should do fine. most games are not well multi threaded. get a HD 7950 OC if you want to keep the card for 2 - 3 years.
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wouldnt the hd 7950 be bottleneck to my cpu
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wouldnt the hd 7950 be bottleneck to my cpu

here is review of the latest cpus in 4 games with a HD 7950 OC. remember the settings chosen in every game tested in this review are not at their maximum settings. once you push for maximum settings in games the GPU becomes the limiting factor and not the CPU .

http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processor-reviewed/5
http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processor-reviewed/6
http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processor-reviewed/7
http://techreport.com/review/23750/amd-fx-8350-processor-reviewed/8
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post #8 of 121
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and how long will the hd 7950 last me in games
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how about the hd 7870
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OP if by lasting you mean playing games at maximum settings then there is no correct answer. the HD 7950 is a performance beast. clock for clock HD 7950 is 3 - 5% slower than HD 7970. get a card like the sapphire hd 7950 boost

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

amazing card. 925 mhz boost clocks. overclocks to 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz at stock voltage. good dual x cooler. very positive user reviews. manufacturer code 11196-16-20G
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