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hi whats the highest gpu my cpu can handle

phemon x4 955b oc to 3.8ghz will overclock to 4ghz

and my psu is a corsair cx 600

1600x900
and my current gpu is hd 6950 1gb
 

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I'd say the HD 7970 and the GTX 680 would run if you could achieve ~4.5Ghz. At 4.0 the GTX 660 & the AMD 7870 / LE would do fine
 

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Your CPU can handle any current GPU, just that a newer chip will achieve better results - for your current resolution the GPU that you have is going to be more than enough and should handle most every game at high settings.
 

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well i was going for a hd 7870 and just overclock my chip to 4ghz if i can and @4ghz will that be ok for a another year and the only reason i asking is because my hd 6950 while playing farcry 3 my gpu temp is hitting 90c and thats with setting on high and meduim
 

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OP with AUD 300 pricing definitely go for PCS+ HD 7950 boost. 950 mhz boost. good cooler.

http://www.powercolor.com/Global/products_features.asp?id=425
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1311&products_id=21965

HD 7950 is 5% slower than HD 7970 at same clocks. HD 7950 boost is 25% faster than HD 7870 at stock speeds. at same clocks that perf gap increases to 30 - 35%.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html

BF3 1920 x 1200 4xAA

HD 7870 - 53.8
HD 7950 iceq x2 boost - 67.5
HD 7970 Ghz - 78.9
HD 7950 iceq x2 boost - 82.9

Your Phenom II X4 is more than enough for running a HD 7950. Also when maxing out the latest games you are mainly GPU limited.
 
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