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I have a FX-8320 and maybe I am just being paranoid but would it potentially be a bottleneck if I end up getting a 7970? I just want to double check before I go and purchase a 7970.
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No you will have no issues as long as you are overclocked.
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Even if it's not you'll get exceptional framerates.

have a friend with an 8320 and a xfx 7970. set him up last week. i bought the 8320 cause he's live streaming, more cores are more helpful in this instance.
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Thanks for the help you guys, I am off to purchase my 7970 now wink.gif
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what about 2 7970's? will there be a bottleneck? i just picked up a 8350 and wanna get another 7970

*srry to hijack thread lol*
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what about 2 7970's? will there be a bottleneck? i just picked up a 8350 and wanna get another 7970

*srry to hijack thread lol*

Don't do xfire with amd cpu. 1 card fine, 2 is a no no. Speaking from personal experience.
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can you please elaborate on that?
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Don't do xfire with amd cpu. 1 card fine, 2 is a no no. Speaking from personal experience.

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can you please elaborate on that?

Maybe he means that some games perform better without xfire than with it.
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I believe that the SB950 (Southbridge) of the 990FX-970 chipset motherboards can't handle two or more GPUs very well, making a bottleneck.
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what about 2 7970's? will there be a bottleneck? i just picked up a 8350 and wanna get another 7970

*srry to hijack thread lol*

Probably depends on what game you are playing. The FX-8350 just isn't enough to let 2 7970s let loose. Battlefield 3 is ok, Skyrim No, and F1 2012 no.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-core-i7-3770k-gaming-bottleneck,3407-5.html
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