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Will an AMD Phenom II x4 970 bottleneck an R9 280x?

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I've been wanting to upgrade from a GTX 460 for a while now and the 280x seems perfect. However I don't know if my current CPU will severely bottleneck the card or not. Would you guys care to enlighten me? Thanks! :thumb.gif

Also, will it fit in an Antec 900?
post #2 of 8
Ova cluck it to 4.0 minimun if possible and NB too GL
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judge for yourself. here's a video someone claims to have made on that rig. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n2gMMdj0HI

poster claims that he can't record while he's pushing at 60fps, so I suspect it's pretty close. Overclock solves all woes though.
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Originally Posted by diggiddi View Post

Ova cluck it to 4.0 minimun if possible and NB too GL



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You should be fine, just overclock the cpu >=4ghz.
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In CPU bound games such as Skyrim, GTA4, Crysis 1, etc. yes. I had a PII x4 at 3ghz before (doubt 4ghz will make THAT much difference) with a 7950 and I now have a i7 and the performance increase is very noticeable. Go for it, but consider a cpu upgrade soon. thumb.gif
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Thats what i'm talkin bout
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post #8 of 8
as others have said get the cpu to 4 ghz and you should be ok. r9 280xwill easily fit in antec 900. the asus r9 280x dcii top is probably the best choice. fantastic cooler.
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