Originally Posted by critical46
no you won't bottle neck!
That is showing a SINGLE GPU! He will definitely bottleneck with a multi-GPU configuration. Clock-for-clock, the Phenom II's just aren't fast enough to keep up. When I went from a Phenom II X4 @ 4 GHz to my current i7, I saw a huge increase with my old 5970. 6000 series chips are even more advanced and faster, so the bottleneck will only increase.
If you still don't believe me, I'll post some benchmarks I took from before and after my upgrade to i7, it's a big difference!
No, a 6970 pulls 250w at stock clocks. There wouldn't be enough power to go around when you take your CPU and other components into account.Edited by JadedFloridian - 10/20/11 at 5:36am