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Been seriously considering buying a GTX 970 however I have questions as usual.

Planned on purchasing a single 7970 for 1080p gaming, but saw a few recent games that are not pulling 60fps so I figured that its not a really good option now unless I could suffice with 30fps 720p or to just purchase another card down the road. !

720p = no. GTX 970? Why at this point. The R9 390 would make much more sense now. The 970 only uses 3.5GBs of it's 4GB vRAM [false advertisement maybe]. Once you reach the 3.5GB-3.6GB mark the speed moves at snail speeds. This is indeed suitable for 1080p, but as games such as Crysis 3 @ 1080p and up coming high end games require more, this could\will be a problem. Also the 390 has 8GBs of vRAM and a wider Memory Interface. So if you did want to game at 1440p\4K you'll be better equipped with the R9 390. The 390 also has proper hardware to support DX12. AMD is known to keep their older cards up to date, but I can't say the same about Nvidia based on my experience with my dual GTX 670 SLI.

Choose any card that you want, but I just like to give gamers a heads up.
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What kind of overclock would I need to push my x5650 to so I don´t get any kind of bottleneck? Anyone here have a 970, 780ti or a 290x that could tell me how good they perform?

Thanks

As far as the 290X is concerned, I'm hearing that it's still beast along with the 295X2. The 970 was beating the 780Ti for awhile in specific games. This was mostly due to Nvidia forgetting about the old tech and focusing solely on the new tech. Nvidia did eventually come around with some Kepler drivers months later, but I still had degrading performance with my Keplers so I switched this time around. I believe I've made a great decision.

For a single card as long as you 3.6Ghz or higher you have nothing to worry about. Depending on the types of games you play and the resolution you might want to hit, you'll want to be around 4Ghz for resolutions higher than 1080p + intense titles.
    
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Should be here this weekend. Thats what I meant by flip it, I could probably get $180 for it.

Easily
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4300 Mhz Daily or you're doing it wrong tongue.gif
p6x58d-mobos are very good.
I had an "e" and a Premium..they were both great.
245 fsb np.
It feels to me like those were the last of the really stable systems.
I got one of them x99 gimmicks..It's just not the same frown.gif
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4300 Mhz Daily or you're doing it wrong tongue.gif

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Hello All,

I'm new and interested in having X56x0. I'm using a Fx8320E at 4.2Ghz with a 290X.
Do you think it's worth the investment ? Most of the game I played are good enough but some seems to require more horse power (increase the fps min).

Will this old mustang beat the crap out of the FX ?

Thanks

PS : Excuse my english I'm still learning !
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Hello All,

I'm new and interested in having X56x0. I'm using a Fx8320E at 4.2Ghz with a 290X.
Do you think it's worth the investment ? Most of the game I played are good enough but some seems to require more horse power (increase the fps min).

Will this old mustang beat the crap out of the FX ?

Thanks

PS : Excuse my english I'm still learning !
Overall an X56XX cpu at 4.2GHz will demolish a 8320e even at 5GHz in everything. I'd buy an X5650 and a X58 motherboard for around $200-250, then sell the 8320E and mobo to recoup the cost. thumb.gif
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720p = no. GTX 970? Why at this point. The R9 390 would make much more sense now. The 970 only uses 3.5GBs of it's 4GB vRAM [false advertisement maybe]. Once you reach the 3.5GB-3.6GB mark the speed moves at snail speeds. This is indeed suitable for 1080p, but as games such as Crysis 3 @ 1080p and up coming high end games require more, this could\will be a problem. Also the 390 has 8GBs of vRAM and a wider Memory Interface. So if you did want to game at 1440p\4K you'll be better equipped with the R9 390. The 390 also has proper hardware to support DX12. AMD is known to keep their older cards up to date, but I can't say the same about Nvidia based on my experience with my dual GTX 670 SLI.

Choose any card that you want, but I just like to give gamers a heads up.
As far as the 290X is concerned, I'm hearing that it's still beast along with the 295X2. The 970 was beating the 780Ti for awhile in specific games. This was mostly due to Nvidia forgetting about the old tech and focusing solely on the new tech. Nvidia did eventually come around with some Kepler drivers months later, but I still had degrading performance with my Keplers so I switched this time around. I believe I've made a great decision.

For a single card as long as you 3.6Ghz or higher you have nothing to worry about. Depending on the types of games you play and the resolution you might want to hit, you'll want to be around 4Ghz for resolutions higher than 1080p + intense titles.

Reason for the 970 is the price tag, here it costs $376 taxes included while the 390x costs $517.
I am also aware of the 970´s 3.5 gb issue however its still on par with the 780 ti and like you said in some case better, however there are not many used 780 ti´s to purchase and the ones that are for sale are more expensive than the 970´s lol. The 390 is still more expensive than the 970 is, so I should either wait for prices to drop, the USD exchange to drop ( not likely ) or go used and grab a 7970 that are going for half the price of a gtx 970. 290x is out of the question, had two of them and they both ended up having issues with bsod´s due to their memory.
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390x is pretty much a 7970.

Just get a good 7970GHz and be done. I had this:



Though they also did a 6GB version.

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/4270927

Score:7869
Graphics Score 8832
Physics Score 13988
Combined Score 3181

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7970GHz at +14% power limit 1190mhz core 1640mhz ram

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390x is pretty much a 7970.

Just get a good 7970GHz and be done. I had this:



Though they also did a 6GB version.

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/4270927

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7970GHz at +14% power limit 1190mhz core 1640mhz ram

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Yea, I think I will lol, those scores are not far behind what I had in mind. Cheers gofasterstripes.
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Reason for the 970 is the price tag, here it costs $376 taxes included while the 390x costs $517.

I thought currency could be the problem. Here in the US you can get a r9 390 for as low as $309.00 or under $300.00 with a rebate. The GTX 970 cost a bit more, but comes with some rebates as well. Both cards can be purchased for under $300.00 with current Fall sales. Nvidia has been a bit on the defensive by attempting to slash prices to entice gamers to overlook the better R9 390.

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I am also aware of the 970´s 3.5 gb issue however its still on par with the 780 ti and like you said in some case better, however there are not many used 780 ti´s to purchase and the ones that are for sale are more expensive than the 970´s lol.

Well that's the funny and lame part. I'm sure you won't find the 780 Ti's for sale. They were an investment at this point. The 780 Ti should blow the 970 out of the water. Less than a 10 month release from one another. The $700 - $800+ 780 Ti High-End flagship was being beat out by a $329.99 mid-range card easily. That's simply laughable and the Nvidia fanboys were even funnier. Constantly defending their favorite GPU maker as if they were on the payroll. It makes me think twice before buying high end Nvidia cards now.

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The 390 is still more expensive than the 970 is, so I should either wait for prices to drop, the USD exchange to drop ( not likely ) or go used and grab a 7970 that are going for half the price of a gtx 970. 290x is out of the question, had two of them and they both ended up having issues with bsod´s due to their memory.

Sorry to hear that. I can't speak for the BSODs, but it happens with just about every manufacturer from time to time. In the US the price different isn't a issue. I'm not sure were you live, but I'm also sorry to hear about your currency issues as well, If you do go 7970 go with the "Ghz" version. A good one will come with 6GBs and I have a friend that still loves his 7970Ghz. Good luck with whatever you get. I hope your investment is worth it for long term use. Otherwise you'll end up wanting to upgrade within the next year.
    
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