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Really? I don't know what to think now I'm getting mixed answers. I really don't wanna buy a video card and find out I have to buy a new processor aswell .
Don't listen to him, obviously he doesn't know how old/weak Phenom2 architecture is. If you're an AMD fan then wait for the Bulldozer release in June or if you're looking for a CPU right now then get the Intel Sandy Bridge (i7 2500k or 2600k). Neither Bulldozer* nor Sandy Bridge will ever create bottleneck if you overclock them around 4Ghz or more.

*well supposing it is as good as sandy bridge or better.
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Don't listen to him, obviously he doesn't know how old/weak Phenom2 architecture is. If you're an AMD fan then wait for the Bulldozer release in June or if you're looking for a CPU right now then get the Intel Sandy Bridge (i7 2500k or 2600k). Neither Bulldozer* nor Sandy Bridge will ever create bottleneck if you overclock them around 4Ghz or more.

*well supposing it is as good as sandy bridge or better.
How much do you think my processor will limit an hd 6990? If it does limit it what video card would it not limit? Would a 6970 or GTX 580 be fine?
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How much do you think my processor will limit an hd 6990? If it does limit it what video card would it not limit? Would a 6970 or GTX 580 be fine?
dude at 1920x1080 its gonna bottle neck it but ur talking what 15-20 fps 30 at most. But that doesnt matter when ur getting 125+ on everything other then crysis. And even in crysis u will still get playable fps. Get the 6990 and a d14 and oc to 4ghz. Fill out ur system info in user cp while ur at it too. Ill help u oc ur rig
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How much do you think my processor will limit an hd 6990?
At stock? To an astonishing degree.

Even if you overclock it like 4.1-4.2Ghz an i7 950 or i7 2600k @ same clock speed would get better framerates. I don't know how much the difference there would be since i don't own a 6990 or i haven't seen someone perform a bottleneck test on these but i remember that some reviewers did bottleneck tests when 5970 came out LGA775 and Phenom II CPUs were marginally falling behind i7s in that test. Imagine how the resuls would be with 6990.
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I just thought a guy wants to upgrade his gpu so why not do that, and if when buldozer does come out he can see if he wants to upgrade later, why convince him to buy a lesser gpu, so when he does upgrade his CPU all of a sudden his gpu isn't that great???
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dude at 1920x1080 its gonna bottle neck it but ur talking what 15-20 fps 30 at most. But that doesnt matter when ur getting 125+ on everything other then crysis. And even in crysis u will still get playable fps. Get the 6990 and a d14 and oc to 4ghz. Fill out ur system info in user cp while ur at it too. Ill help u oc ur rig
Right, but I'm looking toward the future too, if I get that video card it may be great now, but I don't want it becoming crap in a year or two because of my processor, I'd be paying for it and not being able to use it to its full potential.
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Right, but I'm looking toward the future too, if I get that video card it may be great now, but I don't want it becoming crap in a year or two because of my processor, I'd be paying for it and not being able to use it to its full potential.
hence why u overclock and in a year u could get a 6 core for what 90 dollars probly. they are going for 150-170 used right now.But i strongly advise going bulldozer sandy bridge as anything above a gtx 460 is gonna be bottle necked. I have noticed my cpu usage go up to 100 percent running crysis with no back groud task with my tricore at 4ghz and a gtx 260 overclock to 770 core aka its maxing my proc.
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Right, but I'm looking toward the future too, if I get that video card it may be great now, but I don't want it becoming crap in a year or two because of my processor, I'd be paying for it and not being able to use it to its full potential.
The video card will not be "crap" in a year or 2 for sure. As for working with the cpu, it will be fine. You might not get 100% optimization out of it but you will get at least 80-85% of it. X4 at 4.0ghz will get most of its usage out of it.
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Go water -> OC to 4Ghz -> Prosper!

Or switch to Intel and go SB -> Prosper!

Obviously going water would be cheaper, by then you can wait until Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge -> Double-Win!
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The video card will not be "crap" in a year or 2 for sure. As for working with the cpu, it will be fine. You might not get 100% optimization out of it but you will get at least 80-85% of it. X4 at 4.0ghz will get most of its usage out of it.
what he said. I wouldnt really worry about it man ur looking at 10 fps or 20 fps. U will still get 50 plus on any game coming out in the next year and a half unless they make a new game that has crappy coding like crysis or metro 2033.
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