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With a high-clocked FX-8120 or 8150, you would probably surpass a 4GHz 955BE, but not by much.

You likely be in much the same position you are in now, except for the most well threaded of games, but even then a SB would almost certainly be superior.

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Lol I automatically assumed, I believe you, but could you offer proof so I can read up on the subject?
Fire up anything that shows VRAM usage. It will either show 2GiB total, or it will show each card filling up with the same stuff.

Each card needs it's own mirrored pool of frame/texture buffer. Think about it. You have ~180GB/s of memory bandwidth to the GPU. If you had to go to a different card to get stuff in it's memory, you'd knock that down to 9GB/s at best (8GB/s for the PCI-E bus, plus 1GB/s for the crossfire connector). Losing 95% of your memory bandwidth would cripple performance, especially compared to the 300% theoretical bandwidth you'd have if each card had everything local (which it does).
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Fixed.
Not if he overclocks, which intuition tells us he will obviously do. Stop spreading lies.

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You need the fastest CPU you can afford with 3x 6970s. If I were in your position I'd get a high end Sandy Bridge E when it comes out in 1-2 months.
I agree that you should just hold off until Sandy Bridge-E.
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I dont even consider intel, because being a pc builder from the old days, who would?
I dumped Intel after the Pentium MMX and ran almost exclusively AMD chips from the K6-2 to the S939 Opteron dual-core days.

However, I kept up on developments in the Intel world as well. I was sorely tempted by the higher end PIIIs and the better overclocking Northwood P4s, but they were really impressive enough for me to abandon the Athlon/AthlonXP, and then Athlon 64/X2 came along and pushed them out of my mind.

However, I soon saw desktop boards paired with Pentium Ms match or beat the Athlon 64s in gaming, and it was becoming obvious that Intel's next desktop chips were going to be huge. This proved correct a year later when my first Intel desktop chip in almost 10 years (an 80 dollar Pentium E2140 on a 90 dollar DFI P35 board) managed a 100% OC on the stock cooler and beat my 3GHz Opteron 170 by about 25% while being clocked only about 7% faster.

I guess the moral of the story is to do some research and avoid assumptions based on the distant past.
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Not if he overclocks, which intuition tells us he will obviously do. Stop spreading lies.
Too bad his PSU doesn't have to wattage to OC with a BD. Ooh zinger.
    
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Too bad his PSU doesn't have to wattage to OC with a BD. Ooh zinger.
You should stop embarrassing yourself.
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Wait for next gen Bulldozer next year. It 'may' be compatible with AM3+. It may improve at that time or, it may still suck.

I don't know, hell personally I think it will still suck. But since you already have an AM3+ set up you might as well. And if it still sucks you could always go Ivy bridge which is guaranteed to be awesome.
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I dumped Intel after the Pentium MMX and ran almost exclusively AMD chips from the K6-2 to the S939 Opteron dual-core days.

However, I kept up on developments in the Intel world as well. I was sorely tempted by the higher end PIIIs and the better overclocking Northwood P4s, but they were really impressive enough for me to abandon the Athlon/AthlonXP, and then Athlon 64/X2 came along and pushed them out of my mind.

However, I soon saw desktop boards paired with Pentium Ms match or beat the Athlon 64s in gaming, and it was becoming obvious that Intel's next desktop chips were going to be huge. This proved correct a year later when my first Intel desktop chip in almost 10 years (an 80 dollar Pentium E2140 on a 90 dollar DFI P35 board) managed a 100% OC on the stock cooler and beat my 3GHz Opteron 170 by about 25% while being clocked only about 7% faster.

I guess the moral of the story is to do some research and avoid assumptions based on the distant past.
I was pretty much in the same boat. I remember feeling so...dirty...pulling out my old Opty and 939 motherboard to put in a E6600 which was my first Intel CPU since an old "slocket" 600MHz P3. Then I ran some benches and some games and it was just...amazing. I truely did not epect that much of an improvement to be possible even though that was what the reviews showed. My research really paid off.

Now I haven't had a AMD CPU in my main gaming rig since that Opty. Can't top the price vrs performance of an X3 when top level performance isn't needed or wanted.
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I have to thank this thread, it was durring reading this that I remembered my crosshair V formula was still in the 30day return period Guess what Its going back and Im getting a 2500k. I just need to see how my memory runs on intel first, I can afford the cpu but cpu and memory doesnt seem to make it worthwhile now. Only thing I need to sell would be my 1100T but that shouldnt be too hard, except I cant post in OCN forsale yet
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I have to thank this thread, it was durring reading this that I remembered my crosshair V formula was still in the 30day return period Guess what Its going back and Im getting a 2500k. I just need to see how my memory runs on intel first, I can afford the cpu but cpu and memory doesnt seem to make it worthwhile now. Only thing I need to sell would be my 1100T but that shouldnt be too hard, except I cant post in OCN forsale yet
You can reply to those who want one.
    
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