I Have Some Question About A Video Card

July 9, 2012 at 07:35:12
Specs: Windows 7, amd phenom II X6 1055T
So I want to change my video card wich is a ( HIS HD 5830 1 GB GDDR5 Icooler V Turbo ) into a ( XFX HD 7970 O.C 3 GB GDDR5 DD Edition... ) and some say that the phenom II X6 1055T may bottleneck it but only if it's at low clock ( 2.80 GHZ ) a mean stock clock or even if it's at 3.30 GHZ on turbo mode ? I Wannna know that because i don't wanna change it right now so yeah maybe overclock it. And what I wanna know it's if i need a better cooling system or it goes with the stock fan at 3.3 GHZ at acceptably temperature ?And, the rest I have a 650w power supply 4 GB of ram and Ecs a890-Gxm-a Black Series Motherboard that's all I'm Waiting for answers (THANKS!)

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#1
July 9, 2012 at 10:14:29
With or without OC your CPU will not bottleneck HD 7970 or any video card.
U can reach around 3.5ghz (4ghz turbo) with stock cooler.
Add more RAM.

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#2
July 9, 2012 at 12:17:03
A 2.8GHz Phenom II will bottleneck that card unless you're running at an insane resolution (say, 2560x1600). Nothing that a little overclocking can't solve, though. As kuwese said, the stock cooler will be fine for most overclocking. Unlike a certain other CPU company, AMD doesn't ship pathetic heatsinks with their processors. :)

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#3
July 9, 2012 at 12:51:13
Core i5 2500k with HD 7970
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2527373

Phenom II X6 1055T with HD 7970
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3475997;jse...

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#4
July 9, 2012 at 13:05:50
That's 3DMark, which is meant to isolate GPU performance. Though it's kind of funny to see a modest Core i5 outperform the X6 by ~1400 points even in a synthetic graphics benchmark.

Now take a look at actual gaming performance using an HD 7950 and 3.3GHz X6 1100T:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/22...

Huge bottleneck.

Edit: In fact, I'd recommend the OP to purchase a slower graphics card--like the HD 7870. Even when overclocked, the 1055T will massively bottleneck a 7970.

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#5
July 10, 2012 at 00:15:00
AMD built a high end v-card which their high end desktop processor can't handle.
Thanks for the link Jack.

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#6
July 10, 2012 at 13:01:06
so it bottlenecks it ? are you sure sure ??? but no problem i'm going to buy it anyway because i planned it already maybe i will buy another proccesor in the future but if I will buy an intel I5 or I7 series i will need to change my motherboard because this one doesn't supports the intel proccesors that's why I don't want to change it yet. And that's why I hate my pc I didn't buy the pieces by myself. if it was me i would buyed a intel i5 2500k an xfx hd 7970 or a gtx 680 8-12gb ram or something like that a 1200w ps and a motherboard that supports both of companies . And yeah i forgot to say that i don't have that big resolution of 2560x1600 I have an HP monitor that has 1600x900 so yeah but i wait for the last one message of this problem but make sure that this processor bottlenecks that video card or not! (Thanks!)

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#7
July 10, 2012 at 13:09:06
and yeah if i put this video card in my pc and i add 4 more gb ram i may have 8 in total but how many fps may I have into a new game like '''Serious Sam 3 BFE'' because if i will have 60 or more fps that would be great because i tried already with my current pc and i had 30 or less and it lagged a lot so yeah if you can tell me how many fps can do my pc with the new specs then plss answer if you can.

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#8
July 10, 2012 at 20:05:07
Be reasonable in what you expect.
Plan on purchasing what you can afford.
Intel and AMD CPU cannot run on the same board. If you change over, you purchase a new motherboard, CPU and possibly other components and then you will be an 'Intel Guy' instead of an 'AMD Guy'.
If you plan to do this, you probably should plan on a complete new build in order to do it right and not make unintelligent choices. This way you will have your current computer to use until it is completely ready for use (if you cannot afford everything at once, etc) and you can either keep your 'old' computer for web surfing or sell it for whatever you can get for it.

I do not know for sure, but you are coming across as about a 12year old (+/-). If you are a minor, run your choices by an adult who has some experience building gaming computers so you do not make expensive mistakes. A new build or a major upgrade always requires many more components than first thought (power supply, compatible memory, and more) and don't forget that you will need a new copy of Windows also, once you change the motherboard.

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