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Currently I'm only at most 40% cpu load and 100% GPU load on demanding games with 965@3.40ghz and 2x 6950 2gb this on 3 display's 5760x1080.

Now alot of ppl say that I need a Intel i5 to not let tri-fire bottleneck my system?
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Its not necessary. However, if you look up similar systems and see if your FPS are significantly lower than their's, that might be a sign.

I haven't seen a difference in gaming over 4.5GHz on an i5-2500K, so that would be where I would go if you think you should thumb.gif
     
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Its scaling is really your "True" bottleneck in that setup, the speed of 3.4-3.8 is pretty good for CFX 6950's adding a third one would garner you a mixed bag of results.
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Currently I'm only at most 40% cpu load and 100% GPU load on demanding games with 965@3.40ghz and 2x 6950 2gb this on 3 display's 5760x1080.
Now alot of ppl say that I need a Intel i5 to not let tri-fire bottleneck my system?

CPU bottleneck with my 3, they sit ~80% usage
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Its scaling is really your "True" bottleneck in that setup, the speed of 3.4-3.8 is pretty good for CFX 6950's adding a third one would garner you a mixed bag of results.

I feel like most of the time the cpu even at 3.4ghz will hold in almost all games considering it actually does not even full load 2 cores.
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CPU bottleneck with my 3, they sit ~80% usage

If that is on one display then the 6950 scaling and 2gb vram will be the bottleneck.
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I've got no experience, but I can't see how your be bottlenecked at that res, especially as your CPUs only at 40%.
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