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Hi guys,

check my sig rig out.

ok now im thinking about getting another 560GTX and SLi (i know my board is a xfire one but im going to upgrade teh board to the new 990 gigabyte one when they are for sale) now with my current setup will my cpu bottle neck the system?

im only getting 4700ish in 3dmark11 (i got a 300+ points just from changing from 260.51 -> 270.xx beta drivers)

should i be at least getting 5k in 3dmark11?
i can't get any higher of an OC on my GPU & memory without artifacting

thoughts?
post #2 of 11
No, the CPU is perfectly fine for any game, although the synthetic benchmark results may seem low.
3DMark is loading the CPU more than actual games.
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so what your saying is its all in my head?
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Are you planning on running a 6 or 12 monitor setup or something? Your processor seems more than adequate for gaming at "standard" resolutions. If you are really concerned just get an i7.
post #5 of 11
You'll be fine, although clocking it to 4Ghz would help a little bit.

Either ways, you're good to go!
    
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What do your games tell you. Do the games you play grunt w/choppy frames and tell you that you need another GPU? Remember some games do not do so well w/sli enabled. Dirt 2, Grid come to mind
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woo l;ast night i removed my gtx280 and my scores went up!
4800 in 3dmark11 -
firstly woot
secondly *** even with a dedicated card for physx a gtx285 i had a lower score - maybe because im using the basic edition of 3dmark11 and it only uses one card?

All my games run fine i have teh cpu clocked to 3.82 the ram is around the 17xxMhz mark

but im still getting kicked to the desktop in games:
BFBC2, NFS:HP, BLKOPS or i get a black screen and it drops the game

i can only assume its a driver issuse
post #8 of 11
So you just want those points eh.

Is your CPU NB overclocked? PCIE bus @ 107mhz?
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When you go SLI you will notice a bottleneck until you get a Bulldozer for that new am3+ board. My single 480 was bottlenecked by my i5 750 at stock.
 
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
You'll be fine, although clocking it to 4Ghz would help a little bit.

Either ways, you're good to go!
no such luck 3.82 is as close as i can get while being stable

Quote:
So you just want those points eh.

Is your CPU NB overclocked? PCIE bus @ 107mhz?
yeah i want to get to 5k

CPU NB - 2100Mhz
PCIE - nope (i heard there was almost no benefit from doing this)
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