Topic Title: Best Card for Phenom II X4 980BE
Topic Summary: Little or no bottleneck
Created On: 05/08/2014 08:49 PM
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 05/08/2014 08:49 PM
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clutchc
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As the title suggests, I am looking for opinions on what would be the fastest card I could use with my Phenom II X4 980BE.  Price isn't an issue.

 

Phenom II X4 980BE

MSI 785GM-E65

2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ

Main purpose: gaming

 05/08/2014 08:51 PM
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If price isn't an issue. get A 7990 or R9 295X2



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 05/08/2014 09:10 PM
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Might I suggest investing in a new motherboard first?

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 05/09/2014 05:20 PM
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clutchc
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Originally posted by: black_zion Might I suggest investing in a new motherboard first?

Yes, you may suggest that.  But now, price does become an issue.

 05/10/2014 09:50 AM
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The PII 980 would bottleneck the R9 295X2 plus for the price of that card (wich is insane) you can get a new mobo, cpu and a R9 290X and have a real kick butt gaming rig.

But if you don't want to replace your hole system yet I suggest the 7970/R9 280X or the R9 290X and OC the heck out of the PII 980.



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 05/10/2014 02:00 PM
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The 280X is good to 1920x1200, the 290X is good to 2560x1600 (and some games to 4K), and the 295x2 is for multiple 2560x1600 and above displays.

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Anything faster than the HD 7850 will be fine for games at 1920x1080

I question the sanity of those with 3840x2160 panels this year

 



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