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Hi guys, I was looking to upgrade my graphics card but I am concerned some of my system will cause a bottle neck. My current set up is.

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 – PCI Express 2 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor

ASUS GeForce GTX 590

Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Quad Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Any suggestions on what card would be a good upgrade for my current system? Any help appreciated.
post #2 of 4
You can run a 980ti, no problem.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the fast response. That's great, I was worried the pci-e 3 graphics cards might have problems with the pci-e 2 motherboard.
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It will default to the lower speed bus, but that lower speed bus is still fast enough. You won't take a performance drop because of it. If you go SLI 980s then your CPU will be the bottleneck.
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