Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › I7 860 good enough for 6950
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I7 860 good enough for 6950 - Page 2

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank33 View Post

Yes and Yes, and in case you need to OC, don't worry because it's quite easy to get a decent oc on those chip, my 750 run at 4,1 for daily use for nearly 2 years now and it never caused me any problem.
On another note, this bottlenecking cpu things is creeping me out, someone have to do thread to rule out all the misinformation about it... ( no offence OP) I mean it is to the point that is you dont have a sb you will bottleneck yout 8800gt...

I don't have any experience in overclocking so I hope it is as easy as you say tongue.gif

And about the bottleneck thing It would be nice if someone explained it because I havent found any good explanation. (so I had to ask this silly question rolleyes.gif )
My computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium Core i7 4790K Asus Z 97 Pro Gamer Asus R9 280X DC2T Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz - 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Samsung 840EVO  Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 24" Ducky Shine 3 Corsair HX650 Corsair Obsidian 650D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Alpha fragged Logitech 5.1 Surround speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
My computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium Core i7 4790K Asus Z 97 Pro Gamer Asus R9 280X DC2T Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz - 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Samsung 840EVO  Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 24" Ducky Shine 3 Corsair HX650 Corsair Obsidian 650D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Alpha fragged Logitech 5.1 Surround speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 19
basically bottleneck means that one part is performing low compared some other part in the system and causing the faster part to not work at its full potencial...

in cpu bottleneck case...the cpu is not able to provide instructions to the gpu fast enough so the gpu is unable to utilize its 100% power..and hence the fps suffers...tongue.gif
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisjak View Post

My resolution in 1080p yes. But my concern is that the CPU will bottleneck the GPU? Or will it?

no it wont
Edited by LuiKangBakinPie - 11/12/11 at 7:27am
post #14 of 19
My brother also has an i7 860. I helped him overclock it easily to 3.4 ghz with stock voltages and for the graphics, he has an msi 560 ti twin frozr which is close enough to the performance bracket of the 6950. His setup is powered by a 550 watt psu so yours is more than good enough. From experience, playing games on ultra/extreme has been extremely smooth in all games. He's currently playing skyrim at 1080p without any hiccups. I hope this was of any help to you thumb.gif
post #15 of 19
There is no way an i7 860 could bottleneck a 6950 , that cpu is just as good as any other for gaming .

if you were to get a 2600k you wouldnt notice a difference for most games , even on stock freq i see 99% gpu usage from my 6970 on my i7 870 .. which is the same cpu with a tad higher freq 2.93Ghz

theres no graphics card that will bottleneck on an i7 860 .. at present , even a 6990 wouldnt .

overclock to 4Ghz if you can , no need to worry trust me .
Edited by Xristo - 11/12/11 at 6:46am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 7600k @ 5Ghz, 1.312v Asus Prime Z270-AR msi GTX 1080 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3Ghz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Transcend SSD220S 120GB  Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 64bit AOC AG322FCX 32" Curved LED 144hz 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Antec Quattro 1000w Thermaltake Versa N27 msi Gaming series 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Steelseries Siberia V2  
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 7600k @ 5Ghz, 1.312v Asus Prime Z270-AR msi GTX 1080 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3Ghz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Transcend SSD220S 120GB  Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 64bit AOC AG322FCX 32" Curved LED 144hz 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Antec Quattro 1000w Thermaltake Versa N27 msi Gaming series 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Steelseries Siberia V2  
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 19
how about the 6950 on 720p? That will bottleneck it
post #17 of 19
Playing on a lower resolution does not bottleneck, if anything it should increase the fps doh.gif
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo View Post

There is no way an i7 860 could bottleneck a 6950 , that cpu is just as good as any other for gaming .
if you were to get a 2600k you wouldnt notice a difference for most games , even on stock freq i see 99% gpu usage from my 6970 on my i7 870 .. which is the same cpu with a tad higher freq 2.93Ghz
theres no graphics card that will bottleneck on an i7 860 .. at present , even a 6990 wouldnt .
overclock to 4Ghz if you can , no need to worry trust me .

I will overclock as soon as I get the money to buy a good cooler. I will ofcourse post it here along with some pics of the cooler along with the new graphic card biggrin.gif
My computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium Core i7 4790K Asus Z 97 Pro Gamer Asus R9 280X DC2T Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz - 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Samsung 840EVO  Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 24" Ducky Shine 3 Corsair HX650 Corsair Obsidian 650D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Alpha fragged Logitech 5.1 Surround speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
My computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium Core i7 4790K Asus Z 97 Pro Gamer Asus R9 280X DC2T Kingston HyperX Fury 1866MHz - 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Samsung 840EVO  Noctua NH-C14 Windows 10 professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 24" Ducky Shine 3 Corsair HX650 Corsair Obsidian 650D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Alpha fragged Logitech 5.1 Surround speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuiKangBakinPie View Post

how about the 6950 on 720p? That will bottleneck it
rolleyes.gif look at my siggy...i play at 1280x1024 and even sometimes @ 1024x768 resolution with my processor at 3ghz and my gtx 460 and no bottlenecks but my fps goes through the roof at those resolutions.... biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonsu View Post

Playing on a lower resolution does not bottleneck, if anything it should increase the fps doh.gif

in some case the bottl;eneck does become more at lower resolution as the cpu becomes the limiting factor there...but it only happens when u r pairing a new gfx card with a very old cpu....something like p4 and 9600gt thumb.gif

but this is irrelevent here as the op has i7 860(no card in the world would be bottlenecked and even all dual card setups also won't be bottlenecked) smile.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › I7 860 good enough for 6950