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    Member WheaT's Avatar
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    Feb 2004

    What video card for a 1440p display? Am I CPU bound?

    I am going to be upgrading to a new 27" 1440p display here and I am going to upgrade my card to help mitigate the extra power I will need. I have been reading here that more Vram is better for the higher resolutions so I was looking at the 7970. My only concern is whether I have enough CPU power to make that card worth while. Current setup below in my signature is accurate except for my CPU is running at 4.4 at 1.35v (my chip was a total dud =( ).

    TL;DR I don't want to buy a card my current CPU can't fully utilize and I need your expert help.

    Thanks much.
    Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.4 1.35v
    Samsung IPS 2560x1440 27" and Asus 23" Monitors
    16 gigs Gskill Ripjaw Memory
    EVGA GTX 670 4gb @ Stock
    OCZ Modstream Pro 700w ATX Power Supply
    Samsung 840 Series 250gb SSD & 2 1TB Sata Hard Drives

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    We're all out of trollish titles oG AnarCHy's Avatar
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    You have a greate cpu, and a great overclock you should not have anypromblems with your cpu bottlenecking . From what ive read and heard from friends is bottlenecking usually occurs when mixing dated cpus with new video cards, like a core 2 with a titain

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    Yep, your CPU will be just fine and a 7970 will skate through that resolution
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