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So I just bricked my GTX 570 frown.gif Would it make sense to buy a 670 or 680 on a Rampage 2 Extreme with a Core i7 920 @ 3.8ghz, or would I be bottlenecked? I could buy a new mobo and cpu later I guess...
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I think a 920 can still kick it well with those, unless otherwise told by other members
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You'll do fine!
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It will definitely be bottlenecked in some games. Mainly the cool ones !! My Son's Ivy Bridge System pretty much doubles the power of my Nehalem rig.From what I've seen your framerates will probably be 20-30FPS higher with a new Ivy Z77 rig !!!
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I mean unless you really want more power, than go ahead, no one is stopping you
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It will definitely be bottlenecked in some games. Mainly the cool ones !! My Son's Ivy Bridge System pretty much doubles the power of my Nehalem rig.From what I've seen your framerates will probably be 20-30FPS higher with a new Ivy Z77 rig !!!

Damn, really?
post #7 of 26
No you wont be bottlnecked. 1st gen I5 and I7 are still within 1-2% of the newer systems. Youll enjoy it.
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I ran two 680's at 1200mhz core on an i7 920 at 4.2 ghz, lowest GPU usage I saw was 95%, usually it was higher. Reports of first generation core iAnything bottlenecking current generation cards are greatly exaggerated, so go right ahead and install whatever card you want. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Beatwolf View Post

So I just bricked my GTX 570 frown.gif Would it make sense to buy a 670 or 680 on a Rampage 2 Extreme with a Core i7 920 @ 3.8ghz, or would I be bottlenecked? I could buy a new mobo and cpu later I guess...

 

I'm not seeing any major bottleneck with my system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by cutty1998 View Post

It will definitely be bottlenecked in some games. Mainly the cool ones !! My Son's Ivy Bridge System pretty much doubles the power of my Nehalem rig.From what I've seen your framerates will probably be 20-30FPS higher with a new Ivy Z77 rig !!!
 
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On a sidenote why wont palit RMA your current 570?
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