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hello, I am ready to move up to a dx11 gpu, im thinking either a gtx 570 or even an HD6950 how will 1 of these cards work with my sig rig? thanks
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The gtx 570 is just a rebranded gtx 480 with less power draw. The HD6950 features a new VLIW4 architecture over the old VLIW5 design. 320x5=1600 stream processors on VLIW5 (HD5870) and 384x4=1536 stream processors on VLIW4 (HD6950). The new 4-way design is more powerful.
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Well.. I'm pretty sure Your Motherboard will only accept Nvidia Graphics card bro
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post #4 of 7
Above 1200p, I would go for the 6950 (2Gb frame-buffer helps). 1080p, 570.

And if I was you, I would at least look for going to a Core 2 Quad IMO. I'm looking to upgrade too, but will probably go to the green side to fold like mad.
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I am probably going to get a q9650 in a few months and take it to 4.0 I think this socket still has some life left, my gtx 295 just stutters alot on certain games so I want to go back to a single card solution
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i was in your boat 2 days ago, concerned about cpu bottlenecking, but from what ive seen my gtx 570 completely stomps my old gtx 280 . I was told there would not be much of a difference in performance due to my core2duo but I belive these bottlenecks are more obvious at 1024x768 than the 1080p we are using. most of my benchmarks are within 10-15% of a 4.2 ghz i7 setup so dont worry if you get 85 fps and the i7 gets 100fps, over 60 wont matter . Im going to get a q9650 soon also but for now im happy, go get a 570 and dont look back
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post #7 of 7
he can put a single ATI card on an NV board. however u cant do CFX.

I put a 4890 on a 750I before.

it is litterly impossible to bottleneck a core i7 at over 4.0GHZ.

not to mention iv'e see a 4.5GHZ E8600 hand 3X GTX 285's before with no issue.
    
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