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So I'm going to be grabbing something along the lines of a 6870/560/6950, and was just wondering about how large of a bottleneck I'll be putting on it? I do plan on upgrading my cpu as well, but I'm waiting like many others to see how BD does before scratching that particular itch.
post #2 of 8
with that slow of a chip you would see your games being limited by the CPU a lot.
post #3 of 8
6870 and 560 may manage alright but yes you'll be experiencing an extremely large bottleneck. Depends how graphically intense games you plan to play, but performance wise I'd ballpark around 15-25% reduced performance over having a modern CPU.
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if you PC your CPU enough it wont be a bottleneck.
    
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I feared as much, I might just go ahead and grab the 955 with a decent cooler then, 955 @ 3.6-3.8 shouldn't cause the same bottleneck on the aforementioned cards right?
post #6 of 8
No bottlenecks will be nearly unapparent with a decently clocked 955.

Also should be fast enough for the most part to go past first stages of BD =D

the 3.8+GHZ is sort of the magic zone for the cards right now
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Seems like grabbing a PhII is the way to go for now then, even if BD meets or exceeds expectations, then it's going to be pricey, more so considering it would require a new board in my case. Thanks for the help in any case, + rep for your input guys.
post #8 of 8
Glad to be of service =).

Ya though a decent AMD Quad core will hold you over for the long run, just like an i7... no real good reason for me to upgrade, I'm not going to see a performance increase in games anytime soon.
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