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Phenom II X4 955

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Will the X4 955 OC'ed be enough for CF 6970 or will it be a bottleneck? If it is, what X4 is good enough.

I can get 965 for $10 more
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You'd want your 955 up to at least 4GHz to minimized bottlenecking of your 6970's. There won't really be anything better that AMD makes that is better bang for your buck. You could buy a Phenom 980 Black Edition and it will probably make it to 4GHz easier but you're paying way more for just a multiplier bump. A hexcore Phenom will not give you any beneficial gains in gaming either. It really depends on which game you play and what resolution you use if you want to eliminate bottlenecking.
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Id go for the 965 revision C3 125w (being only $10 more) as they are much easier to OC to 4ghz than the 955 (search the net regarding the OC'ing of 955 and 965). Im at the moment running 2x HD4870x2 in Crossfire X and touchwood everything is going smoothly. The games i play are mostly FPS ie Dead Space 2 (55-60fps), Test Drive Unlimited 2 (48-55fps), Black Ops (50-60fps) etc all at the highest settings and have videos to show the FPS using Fraps (record them on my iphone to show my cousin brother who's also a gamer and we check each other FPS out as a laugh SAD OR WHAT lol).

I just think the word 'bottlenecking' is just overrated and loosely used. Think of it like this, if you didnt know about the word 'bottleneck' and just played a game which ran smoothly, would you really notice a difference?
Edited by blakmumba - 4/13/11 at 10:57pm
    
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Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 Asus Crosshair IV Formula GTX 480 G.Skill Ripjaws 7.8.7.24 1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X-25M SSD+1TB+500GB LG Blu ray Win 7 64bit iiyama E2607WS 
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Coolermaster Pro 1000watts 6x12v Rails Lian Li PC-P80R Razer Naga Epic 
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