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Can my pc handle a Msi 7970?

By Broeci
Sep 29, 2013
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  1. Hey,

    Battlefield 4 is coming and I want a new GPU that can handle bf4 decently and isn't that expensive (suggestions are welcome).
    But I'm not sure what the best GPU is, that my pc can handle without getting bottleneck and such.
    I wanted to get a: Msi 7970, http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-2PMD3GD5.html
    But I'm not sure if my pc can handle it with my current specs:
    CPU: Intel core I7 2600
    GPU: Club3d 6950
    RAM: 8GB
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-PH67A-D3-B3

    I only know the basic pc stuff, so help is appreciated :)

    Cheers,
     
  2. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Booster Posts: 174   +30

    The motherboard and CPU can handle the 7970, but do you have a proper PSU? 500W is recommended by AMD, but if you want to overclock then I'd go for 650W or higher.
     
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,057   +918

    Your PC will not bottleneck it whatsoever. But like Spyke said above, make sure your PSU can handle it. I bet it can since the 6950 is quite power hungry.
     
  4. Broeci

    Broeci TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 27

    thanks for the reply, I have a 700W PSU, so I should be fine :p

    thanks, yea I've got a 700W PSU, should be ok
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,057   +918

    Yup, you are good to go :).
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    It's probably worth waiting for the 290x release. There's also a BF4 edition but there are no details about it yet.
    What's you're power supply?
     
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    You should go for a 7970 with a better cooler, the stock design is very noisy under load.

    If your PSU can handle a 6950 then it should be fine with a 7970.
     
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,292   +547

    Agreed, a 7970 wont use more (Well at least by much) than an old 6950. You don't have to worry about that too much at the 600watt PSU range.
     


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