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Will my CPU cause bottlencking if I get the HD 6950 ?

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So Im thinking of getting a HD 6950 (2GB) and ''unlocking it'' to the 6970, my question is if my CPU will cause the system to bottleneck, now I am trying to get it to 3.4 but it is not guaranteed that I will succeed.
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Dont wait... just get it. Your cpu is quite fine.
Actually you would have a very good gaming rig if you buy the 6950, even if you do not unlock it to 6970. What psu are you using?
    
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According to me, you will be just fine. Got a buddy who is running GTX 560ti with a Q6600 (he was actually switching back and forth with a E8400). From what I could tell, the games he plays look just fine (Mafia II, Metro 2033, Dead Space II, Dragon Age, etc.).
You will see a huge improvement over that 8800 of yours.
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cpu and OC is good to go with a 6950 unlocked.
    
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dont wait... Just get it. Your cpu is quite fine.
Actually you would have a very good gaming rig if you buy the 6950, even if you do not unlock it to 6970. What psu are you using?
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According to me, you will be just fine. Got a buddy who is running GTX 560ti with a Q6600 (he was actually switching back and forth with a E8400). From what I could tell, the games he plays look just fine (Mafia II, Metro 2033, Dead Space II, Dragon Age, etc.).
You will see a huge improvement over that 8800 of yours.
On what settings could I get 30+ fps in Metro 2033 with this setup, assuming I had a HD 6950.
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Dont wait... just get it. Your cpu is quite fine.
Actually you would have a very good gaming rig if you buy the 6950, even if you do not unlock it to 6970. What psu are you using?
Off topic: Are you seriously from Kolkata? I am originally from Assam - not too far from you ! But expatriated to the US some 12 years back.
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If you OC to about 3.6GHz or so. You should be fine.
But I had a QX6700 @ 3.25GHz and it still bottlenecked my old 5870.
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I see no reason you would have a bottleneck with that CPU and GPU. What resolution would you be playing at?
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I see no reason you would have a bottleneck with that CPU and GPU. What resolution would you be playing at?
1680x1050
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On what settings could I get 30+ fps in Metro 2033 with this setup, assuming I had a HD 6950.
Sry pal, not familiar with that psu. I looked up the specs and it seems to supply 44W over 2rails in the 12v line. You might have to change the psu but not too sure cause never came across it myself. You can create a new thread about it though. And one more thing, try to look up the prices of the gtx560 (asus/msi), its quite powerful and actually more sensible because of physX. Unlocking 6950s is not always possible.
And no, in full grphics metro wont give you 30+ fps (1080p) with either of the cards (gtx560/6950)...... it will be around 22fps.

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Off topic: Are you seriously from Kolkata? I am originally from Assam - not too far from you ! But expatriated to the US some 12 years back.
Yep m from kolkata.... born and raised. I have some online friends in assam, so.. how are you doing
    
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