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I just went sli on my 580s (hooray for early birthday present from my girlfriend), i was wondering if my 2600k at 4.4ghz should be sufficient to no receive a noticeable bottleneck and if i need to raise the clock what should i aim for
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Congrats on the Sli, and no, a 2600K at 4.4ghz is very sufficient for the 580s.
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wut

i7-2600K a bottleneck?!

maybe in 7 years
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cool thank you very much for the info, just wasnt sure cause i know these are powerful cards
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Congratz and you are good to go.
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i just went sli on my 9800GTX+s

finally!
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I just went sli on my 580s (hooray for early birthday present from my girlfriend), i was wondering if my 2600k at 4.4ghz should be sufficient to no receive a noticeable bottleneck and if i need to raise the clock what should i aim for
you....have an awesome GF.
    
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It would hard to create a bottleneck, but by no means impossible.

Something low-res/low IQ like 3dMark06 would benefit if you OC'd the chip more. Even Vantage Perf mode you could pick up a higher GPU score w/the chip faster.

Basically depending on the settings and the game/bench you run, you can create a bottleneck with any hardware.

So the question becomes ... if you have to sorta go out of your way to create a BN, does it matter? Because that's the only way you'll have one.
    
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^ I can cpu bottleneck my i5-2500k at 5.3GHz.

You won't find a single game "unplayable" with a 4.4Ghz OC.

That said unless you're playing Metro 2033 or some other really intensive game the 580s in SLI were probably slightly overkill anyways.


All that said I stopped overclocking my gpus and turned on EPU + TPU and undervolted my chip to 1.2v for 4.2GHz, loosened my ram timings and slowed it down while turning speed step back on and am using offset so when it downclocks to 1.6GHz its only using .8v.

Why?

Because its hotter out now, and I haven't played a single title yet that really requires me to overclock just yet. Perhaps if I keep the rig long enough further overclocking may prove necessary, however at this point in time my rig is already ahead of the game so to speak and there really is no reason to push it outside benchmarks.
    
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I just went sli on my 580s (hooray for early birthday present from my girlfriend), i was wondering if my 2600k at 4.4ghz should be sufficient to no receive a noticeable bottleneck and if i need to raise the clock what should i aim for
That would be hard to bottleneck, your good to go. Nice OC on your CPU. Congrats on your cards, it's sweet to be E-leet.
     
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