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I will be SLI'n soon, and was wondering:

Gaming at 20481x1536, will I get bottlenecked with a 965 @ 3.81GHz?
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post #2 of 24
What a weird resolution...

Anyway I think you'll be fine, of course it wouldn't hurt to see if you could clock your CPU higher but you should be good unless I'm misreading something.
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The reason I'm asking:

I'm selling my mobo, cpu, cpu cooler, and memory. It's just that I took great care of them, and it's hard to let them go.

It's just that, I don't want to regret anything. I have the opportunity of selling them all for $250, and I can use that money for an i5 + memory. Meaning all I would need to pay for is a H100 + motherboard. $300 + tax (unless, I shop during blackfriday-cybermonday and get deals).


So I'm thinking a bout getting i5-2500k, asus p8z68-v pro, g.skill ripsaw 8gb 1600, and a h100.
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post #4 of 24
Probably not...

I can't imagine your 1.25gb of vram is very happy about that resolution though.
    
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post #5 of 24
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So SLI 470 = 1.25GBs of VRam?

BTW, I like how your OS doesn't have a price tag
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The reason I'm asking:

I'm selling my mobo, cpu, cpu cooler, and memory. It's just that I took great care of them, and it's hard to let them go.

It's just that, I don't want to regret anything. I have the opportunity of selling them all for $250, and I can use that money for an i5 + memory. Meaning all I would need to pay for is a H100 + motherboard. $300 + tax (unless, I shop during blackfriday-cybermonday and get deals).


So I'm thinking a bout getting i5-2500k, asus p8z68-v pro, g.skill ripsaw 8gb 1600, and a h100.
I think it'd be worth the move though. The 2500k is a very solid processor for current and future gaming. Also later in the game you could always add a 3rd 470 as well if you ever need it.
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post #7 of 24
my 955 is a bottleneck on my 580 (hence my system name )

so your system with sli 470's and a 965 (slightly better processor, much better graphics performance) will theoretically be a bottleneck aswell

i game at 1080p and my 580 has 1.5gb of vram
    
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post #8 of 24
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I need to research VRAM and how it effects my gaming/resolution.

Can anyone break it down? And let me know how much VRAM I have with two 470s?
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post #9 of 24
SLI means you have the effective memory of the card with the least memory, or of one card of the set if they're the same.
You do not get any extra Vram out of SLI or Xfire on any system currently available.
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post #10 of 24
vram doesn't combine in SLI, it's shared because of the way SLI/CF work.


In sli you'll still have 1.25gb of vram, are you currently gaming at that resolution?
    
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