Originally Posted by Frodcord
My graphics card has been crashing a lot lately and i'm thinking about replacing it, I can get a MSI HD7950 for $160 After MIR which i think is a good deal considering i paid over $230 for my HD5870 when it was released.
Would my current system Bottleneck a new card? This motherboard uses PCI-E 2.0 would it make a big impact on the performance?
is it this one?
no, your cpu at 4.2 GHz (even 4GHz) will not bn it. i bought one and i knew from the get go that it's cooling is going to be bad. but i have a better spare 7970 stock cooler and i replaced the original. now, it is all good. if you are not planning on replacing the stock cooler you might want to stay away.
the one i got has unlocked voltages and uses Hynix vram. does 1100/1575 using stock volts. that's a 7970 GHz speed right there.
edit: running at X8 (second pci slot) and 2.0 . . .
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7021432Edited by rdr09 - 8/22/13 at 4:34am