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going from an x4 to an x6 won't help_ since having 2 extra cores really means nothings in terms of removing CPU Bottlenecks_ plus it seems like a waste of money if you're not doing anything cpu extensive with the need of 2 more extra cores and Bulldozer is right around the corner =]

What voltages are you using to run at 3.8ghz? what are your current load temps?


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Here's a picture of my current BIOS Settings, Hope this helps any.

P.S I apologize for the horrid quality of the pictures, they were taken with an iPhone.



    
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Once you add the 2nd card, there will be scenarios where you'll get less FPS than someone with like a Sandy@5.0GHz, or even a i7 930@4.0GHz. That WILL happen from time to time, depending on the test (what bench/game) and what settings you run that test at.

Basically the lower the settings such as res/AA, the more likely it will be that you'll get fewer FPS than some other people with the same cards, but faster procs. However, it will rarely be a large difference, esp. not on graphically-tough games at 1080p.

To give examples, the BN will show up in 3dMark06 quite a bit, Vantage Performance mode a bit, and in Metro maxed at 1080p ... it won't exist.

And while the effects of a cpu bn, like I say, will be technically measurable in some scenarios, it's unlikely to ever affect the playability of any game for you.
    
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Bottlenecks also depend on games as well. Some games are very gfx intensive, like crysis, while others love cpu power, L4d, SC2...
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i have 560s... give me a 3dmark11 score and i'll compare it with what i get with my sandy bridge chip..

we'll see if there is a bottleneck or not.

Here is my thread about 560s in sli with a sandy rig:http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...marks-meh.html

it has multiple benches you can compare with
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i have 560s... give me a 3dmark11 score and i'll compare it with what i get with my sandy bridge chip..

we'll see if there is a bottleneck or not.
All that would tell you is whether there is a bottleneck in 3dMark11 or not.

Obviously the overall score would be lower with the AMD chip, but graphics score should be close to identical ... in 3dMark11.

But every testing scenario is different.
    
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post #18 of 18
Going for X6 wont help a bit, maybe a better x4? 975/980BE? But you are fine with that CPU if you upgrade make sure you will gain at least 500/600MHz
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