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Will a Phenom IIx4 955 bottleneck a GTX 580

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I have a bit of an urgent question to ask anyone familiar with amd processors..now, I am not a biased individual..nor am I opposed to using AMD products..thats why I have a question to ask regarding one of the cpu's...

I wanted to know if there would be a severe bottleneck using a GTX 570 or GTX 580 with an AMD phenom II x4 955 @ stock (3.2Ghz) How bad would it be? Or would it be something I wouldn't notice? I game at 1920x1200 resolution...Please help me out..I'm thinking about setting up an AMD gaming system since I know someone selling some parts for a good deal.
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post #2 of 15
No, no and no.

SLi would, if you're really that concerned just overclock to 3.6 and you'll be even better.

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post #3 of 15
You will be fine.
post #4 of 15
Shouldn't be a problem. Most people underestimate the 955.
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damn...so, @ stock the 955 can carry a gtx 580? If thats the case I think I may go ahead and start building this..no sli for me...not interested..but if I can surely run a 955 with a gtx 580 (570 seems sufficient) I may go ahead and deal with that...I just want to ensure that everything runs A-OK
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post #6 of 15
Yeah you will be fine, the 955BE is a great chip!
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post #7 of 15
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Thanks a lot everyone..I feel more confident with the build..I've never dealt with AMD so I dont know what to expect...but if the cpu can be used with a gtx 570 @ stock settings that makes me quite happy..Intel may have some powerful chips..but AMD caters to the economically conscious people
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post #8 of 15
My Phenom II X4 955 (3.9Ghz) ran a GTX 570 at 900/1800/1965 without a hitch. I saw no difference in Gaming FPS between the 955 and my 980X with this same card! SLI with 570's was 6 - 12 FPS slower on the 955 in most titles.

I never ran it (570) with the 955 at stock speeds.
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post #9 of 15
You will be fine.

Great CPU!!
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post #10 of 15
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great! Now im told that I should get a "C3" chip...how do I tell if my chip is that revision?
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