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Does X79 Quad SLI/4XCROSSFIRE *REALLY* NEED 6 cores versus four?

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Some of us spend 8 hours a day looking at bs on the internet and some of us actually play games. For those of us that spend 8 hours a day too long looking at bs here's my proposal.

We bought BF3 and the PC gaming industry as a whole seems to be upgrading for merely that reason, benchmark after benchmark we look at they benchmark stupid games I have never heard of or care to hear of. Benchmarks ramble on and on like a women with 16 page benchmarks that should only be one page with the good stuff stuck somewhere between page 13 and 14 with more rant and babble from page 15-17 and then a conclusion.

The point? Quadfire, some of us can overclock 2x6990 to 1100 MHz or more on AIR or water and some of you are crazy enough to water cool four GTX 580's and we wanna know where SNB-E will help, is it just the awesome chipset, the pci-e lanes, the better handling of PCI-E lanes and its correlation to crossfire/sli....what is it.

If I bought a 3830 and save $200.00 with 4 way crossfire will I even notice a 5% improvement moving from 4 cores to 6 cores *WHEN COMPARING 3830 to 3930K for BF3?

BF3 uses 6 or more cores, but is 4 cores at 50% utilization the same as 6 cores at 30% utilization on the X79 chipset, the question here is obvious, will the 3830 become the new 2500K? You can still overclock the non-unlocked 3830, suggested limit set by intel or from what I recollect, is what, 4.5 GHz without the unlocked multiplier? the price on 3830 might be under $400.00 and we get the X79 quad sli/cfx scaling through the chipset itself, we get the same low cpu utilization in bf3 i.e. 50 % use vs 30% use.....

Does cpu usage go up as frame output goes up? I don't care about average and max frames, I care about min frames, assuming I stay on X79 with 4 way crossfire will I notice jack for anything going from 4 cores to 6 cores for 200 dollars?

My guess is that 6 cores can process 6 times more information or in 1/6 the latency than a single core regaurdless of cpu utilization being 5% or 30% for either scenario I played out by my above question. My guess is 6 cores could result in better minimum framerate without necessarily changing any other number when paired with 4 way crossfire or 4xsli on an x79 chipset with improved PCI-E bandwidth, lets say 2x6990 vs 4x580, anyway.

The only evidence I found is that even with the 3930k and THREE WAY CROSSFIRE is that scaling keeps going up with 3930k stock vs overclocked and just keeps scaling. I wonder if 6 cores vs 4 cores will scale way better than with 4 cores.

I'm talking about 2-10% improvements on 3 way scaling but why are the reviewsites out there filled with such idiots that don't understand the only reason to talk about the 3930k, or the 3830, is for gaming on 4XSLI or 4XCF and won't help much for any other reason? Maybe tri-sli gets a bump but maybe not as much as 4xsli or 4xcfx.

I'm not going to talk about where I plan on using all this, I just want higher minimum FPS in BF3 and get frustrated at crappy review websites not yet showing us 4 way sli/cfx. The only other question is if I even need 6 cores vs four assuming 6 threads are used in bf, but those 6 threads could still be under 50% utilization per core, u think we still see a benefit on 6 cores with 4 way sli/cfx?

*FORGIVE ME FOR SLIGHT TROLLING I AM JUST ASKING THE SAME THING in FOUR DIFFERANT PARAGRAPHS* to annoy someone enough to answer them with a more definitive answer, lol? Thanks guys.
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X79 for gaming is irrelevant, even if some people here says that X79 do good quadfire, for gaming.
That brings a definitive answer.
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