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Hello,

I was wondering if an i7 2600K stock (3.4ghz) would bottleneck two GTX 580's in SLI. Also they will be 3gb cards, will it make a difference? I plan on overclocking at a later date btw . Any advice would be appreciated!

Thank ya!
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I'm not sure, but even if they did there's nothing you could do about it since it's basically the best processor there is right now.
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Not a chance in hell.

The only thing that can slow down a GTX 580 with that CPU is if you SLI them at PCI-E 8x/8x. A slower bus speed does have a pretty major impact in some games.
    
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Not a chance in hell.
I Concur.

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The only thing that can slow down a GTX 580 with that CPU is if you SLI them at PCI-E 8x/8x. A slower bus speed does have a pretty major impact in some games.
The impact is little to none. And SLI will happen at x8/x8 unless he has the nf200 on his board.
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Not a chance in hell.

The only thing that can slow down a GTX 580 with that CPU is if you SLI them at PCI-E 8x/8x. A slower bus speed does have a pretty major impact in some games.
at ultra high res that is.
also x8 is not bad because intel fixed lynnfield bandwith issue in sandy bridge by upping teh slots to pcie 2.0 speeds

bad case scenario would be at X4 which would only happen if u have another pcie x16 device in another slot
or 3 way sli without nforce 200chip but they they don sell those anymore (NOW NFORCE200 4 ALL!)


however i might be wrong but teh cpu is fine

i was happy with my 2500k at stock speeds
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The impact is little to none. And SLI will happen at x8/x8 unless he has the nf200 on his board.
Yeah, it does depend on the game in question and especially the resolution.

For example:



The above game is pretty bandwidth dependent.



Crysis is more shader dependent, so bandwidth doesn't affect it much, so long as the card is running fast enough to utilize all shaders.

EDIT: since you mentioned extreme resolutions, it will be a very small performance hit, like 5% tops I reckon. Nothing to worry about.
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still max pc said something about the slot speeds at x16 4 all

y not try 2 gtx graphics in sli on lynnfield and sandy bridge and compare teh performance?

not forcing u just suggesting tho

plus the speeds the cpu and gpu have should keep him happy, even at x8 (thank intel for only including 1 PCIe X16 lane in the CPU`s PCIe Controller)


wher did u hear that ivy is going to have a twelve core?-they just invented a SIX-core in may010
and u think their is a possible 12 core

correct me if i am wrong tho
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What was the base system specs to achieve these benches?
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Like they said above it just depends on the game...
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What was the base system specs to achieve these benches?
i7 920 @4GHz/6GB RAM and on an X58 mobo.

And that's a single GTX 480 they're testing, not SLI. The OP said he's going to SLI, which would never scale to 100% anyway, so he should be fine at 8x, and at a high enough resolution, the performance hit would be negligible.
    
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