So you, Master___Shake, state hereby (because you are informed more than i at this moment
) that IF i would replace my reference HD7970 crossfire by 2 Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X's in crossfire in my OLD x68
Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z (it has 16 GB Corsair Dominator GT CMT16GX3M4X2133C9) with an i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz, my "gaming PC" in my sig, .............
that they would operate to their full potential and not suffer bottleneck being a waste of money because i should have built a new PC around a MODERN motherboard carrying PCI-E 3.0 slots and latest i7 type CPU?
Why i'm asking:
from my old x58 board (my "workhorse" pc), the XFX 7970 card has been accepted for RMA and i will receive (with a little extra pay) a Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X in return.
So i have been thinking: hmm... if i would order a second one of that Sapphire R9 290, i could upgrade my gaming PC with the new R9 290 pair, and move that reference 7970 pair from my gaming PC to my workhorse PC, why not?
But would that be sensible towards my gaming PC? Would it be an upgrade on an old x68 / PCI-E 2.0 motherboard / i 2700 @ 4.8 Ghz --- worth the money???
[EDIT: not meant to make it personal to Master___Shake. Anybody with ideas is invited to chime in. /edit]