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GTX 560 Ti SLI impressions

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I just put together the following system:

i5 2500k @ 4Ghz
Hyper 212+ (dual fans)
2x GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II (880/2100)
Gigabyte Z68X
8GB DDR3 1600

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3DMark 11: P8266 marks (I assume this is somewhat decent, even though 3Dmark tells me it is low compared to similar systems)

I came from an E6850/8800GT SLI setup - and HOLY CRAP this new system blows it out of the water and then some. For a long time I had been plagued with choppyness from the CPU lacking, lower frames in new games (I'm a high detail fiend), and just a lackluster experience overall.

The new system with the twin 560 Ti's is insane. Crysis 2 runs SUPER smooth with the DX11/hi-res pack. I haven't measured frames yet, but I can safely say it's cruising at at least 50-60+ ALL the time. BFBC2 runs without a hitch - doesn't break a sweat at all even in intense action. I didn't get a chance to play the BF3 beta with the new setup, but I imagine it should handle that swimmingly maxed out as well. FYI: I game at 1680x1050

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Price breakdown for the upgrade:
8GB DDR3 1600 - $47 shipped
2x GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II - $357.98 shipped
i5 2500k - $200 shipped
Z68X mobo - $138 shipped
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TOTAL: $742.98

That's an insane price I think for such a performance machine. Granted I had a case, PSU, HDD's, and optical drive, but realistically, for less than $1000, someone could have this same setup. I've never seen value quite like this in my years of experience.

**If you have a request for a particular benchmark or game, let me know and I'll see how it does
    
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I bet your loving life with your 2500k

wish I'd jump on the bandwagon instead of waiting for bulldozer ¬_¬ biggest let down of the year.

You overlocking your 2500k at all??
 
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I have it at 4.0GHz, 1.3v right now. I don't want to do a massive OC on it, I might take it to 4.2GHz and call it good.
    
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Nice smile.gif

whats ur temps on load?
post #5 of 6
You should be able to do 4.5GHz around 1.3v if your chip is average. Also, my old SLI 560Ti setup got 9742 3dmarks in 3dmark11 but they were clocked to 980MHz (and my 2600k was at 4.7GHz). Your score looks good to me especially with such a low CPU OC...
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You should lower your vcore. 1.3volts for that OC is pretty high.
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