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yah,it will be a bad idea,I suggest u to wait for bulldozer,they'll be awsome,if u cant afford bulldozer get a phenomII x6 1090t/1100t & buy a good cpu cooler like Noctura NH D14,
but make sure that your mobo has enough power phase to run a x6 cpu.
Hope this helps
Nonsense. Given the title selection at hand..you'll be fine for the next 2-3 years. The gaming industry is not making DX11-exclusive pc titles at the moment or in the near future.

There are barely any graphic intensive games out there. You'll be fine.. save $ with a 965 4x..And then get a bulldozer.
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Oh another question, I know that the 6950 can be flashed to get the speed of a 6970, but I'm not sure in what way. Does that mean it is being overclocked to the speed of a 6970? Or does it mean it is actually becoming a 6970 and it can achieve the same overclocked speeds that a 6970 can(making buying the 6970 useless)?
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The only thing bottlenecking you is your RAM (assuming 3x4GB)
Either toss a 4GB DIMM or add one to run proper dual channel... or otherwise if you start using over 8GB (though I doubt you ever would anyway), bandwidth gets halved all over as interleaving ends and the third single channel DIMM begins to be used
A 965 would be far from bottlenecking a 5770
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The only thing bottlenecking you is your RAM (assuming 3x4GB)
Either toss a 4GB DIMM or add one to run proper dual channel... or otherwise if you start using over 8GB (though I doubt you ever would anyway), bandwidth gets halved all over as interleaving ends and the third single channel DIMM begins to be used
A 965 would be far from bottlenecking a 5770
This.

I can't believe all the misinformation inn this thread. All the Intel fanboys galore that are just dying to convince people that they didn't waste an extra $200 on their chips and motherboards are really making me sick.

Get the 6990 and be amazed at the performance.

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The only thing bottlenecking you is your RAM (assuming 3x4GB)
Either toss a 4GB DIMM or add one to run proper dual channel... or otherwise if you start using over 8GB (though I doubt you ever would anyway), bandwidth gets halved all over as interleaving ends and the third single channel DIMM begins to be used
A 965 would be far from bottlenecking a 5770
I have 2x2gb and 2x4gb. How much could it actually be bottlenecking my system? I'm not worried about the 5770 its the future card I will get that I don't want to bottleneck.
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No, you're fine, it runs dual channel then
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I have a 965 BE OC'd at 4.0 and if I had the cash right now I would buy a 590 with next to no thought at all about bottlenecking.
It's an over used misunderstood term that depends more on the program and how it's set to run.
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I have an AMD Phenom II X4 965 processor. I've been looking into buying a radeon hd 6990. Would my processor limit the FPS I get in games? If not, at what point in the future of video cards do you think it would end up limiting my system?
at the point it renders the first Frame.
    
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I hate to do it, but even my i5-2500k is holding back my SLI setup in 3D Mark Vantage. I have to run my ram in single channel because my board is broken, but thats only going to cost me a few points probably since my read/write speeds are only around 14k that should place it on par with a AMD setup in dual channel mode.

Despite that and from personal experience with AMD chips at 4.3-4.5GHz I will be so bold as to say AMD is so far behind that I have higher GPU usage with SLI than any of you will have with a single high powered video card... Yes, AMD is a bottleneck. Do you care? I dunno, but the op never asked if you cared, he asked if it was going to hold back a 6990 and if any of you think it won't you're smoking some good stuff.




AMD simply can not compete in the high end market, and with the release of a $220 Sandy Bridge chip they can't compete anywhere any longer but the ultra low end segment.
    
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I hate to do it, but even my i5-2500k is holding back my SLI setup in 3D Mark Vantage. I have to run my ram in single channel because my board is broken, but thats only going to cost me a few points probably since my read/write speeds are only around 14k that should place it on par with a AMD setup in dual channel mode.

Despite that and from personal experience with AMD chips at 4.3-4.5GHz I will be so bold as to say AMD is so far behind that I have higher GPU usage with SLI than any of you will have with a single high powered video card... Yes, AMD is a bottleneck. Do you care? I dunno, but the op never asked if you cared, he asked if it was going to hold back a 6990 and if any of you think it won't you're smoking some good stuff.




AMD simply can not compete in the high end market, and with the release of a $220 Sandy Bridge chip they can't compete anywhere any longer but the ultra low end segment.
Does it hold you back in games?
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