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Well, I'd say, if you can sell your current CPU, Motherboard and PSU for a good price, then I'd say it will be worthwhile.

I agree tongue.gif

However, Does anyone Know if the CPU bottleneck with two high end cards SLI/Crossfire is diminished with Bulldozer, Because all I really want is to be rid of that nasty bottleneck so I can justify getting a second GTX480.
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I agree tongue.gif
However, Does anyone Know if the CPU bottleneck with two high end cards SLI/Crossfire is diminished with Bulldozer, Because all I really want is to be rid of that nasty bottleneck so I can justify getting a second GTX480.

Bulldozer won't help for two gtx480s

2500K minimum imo.
    
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Save your money and get a 7970 when they come out.
     
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Well, the hexacores 2011 (SB-E) procs are meant as the successors of the hexacore 1366 procs. It's practically Sandy bridge + 2 cores (and some minor stuff). Ivy-bridge, core for core will be faster than SB-E core for core afaik, but when you run highly threaded aps, SB-E will still be faster, (e.g it has more raw power) since Ivy won't have hexacore members.

I don't really know anything about bulldozer bottlenecking or not. It's certainly an INTERESTING processor, but not the best to choose. I personally don't think going from thuban (or whatever you call such an unlocked chip) to bulldozer is worth it.

Correct me if i'm wrong.
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Save your money and get a 7970 when they come out.

Yeah...No AMD Gpu's for me I'm an Nvidia Fanboy. tongue.gif although the higher stream processors is nice. wink.gif
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Well, the hexacores 2011 (SB-E) procs are meant as the successors of the hexacore 1366 procs. It's practically Sandy bridge + 2 cores (and some minor stuff). Ivy-bridge, core for core will be faster than SB-E core for core afaik, but when you run highly threaded aps, SB-E will still be faster, (e.g it has more raw power) since Ivy won't have hexacore members.
I don't really know anything about bulldozer bottlenecking or not. It's certainly an INTERESTING processor, but not the best to choose. I personally don't think going from thuban (or whatever you call such an unlocked chip) to bulldozer is worth it.
Correct me if i'm wrong.

This being said and like I said earlier, I'll probably end up waiting for Ivy I'll just order some parts I can use now that I plan to put in the new build.
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if it's not broken don't fix it.

I agree with this.

Could you pull higher FPS in games with an i5 or i7? Sure. Higher benchmark results? Yeah. Faster encoding times? Yep.

Is it worth the cost vs. what you have at the moment? IMHO, likely not. You said you're getting high fps with one 480. Get your second 480 and see if you're needing more CPU to push them. Regardless of the idea of a CPU "bottleneck," if you're getting more fps than you feel you need, then it doesn't matter, and the only thing you'd get from a faster CPU is seeing a higher fps count in games.
    
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I agree with this.
Could you pull higher FPS in games with an i5 or i7? Sure. Higher benchmark results? Yeah. Faster encoding times? Yep.
Is it worth the cost vs. what you have at the moment? IMHO, likely not. You said you're getting high fps with one 480. Get your second 480 and see if you're needing more CPU to push them. Regardless of the idea of a CPU "bottleneck," if you're getting more fps than you feel you need, then it doesn't matter, and the only thing you'd get from a faster CPU is seeing a higher fps count in games.

This "Idea" is actually fact unfortunately. wink.gif
Like I said earlier though I'm thinking about getting items I would use for my next rig that I can use now. EX: GTX480,RAM,PSU etc...
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This "Idea" is actually fact unfortunately. wink.gif
Like I said earlier though I'm thinking about getting items I would use for my next rig that I can use now. EX: GTX480,RAM,PSU etc...

Sounds like a good move. smile.gif

Re: bottleneck--only matters if it's preventing you from sufficient fps in games. A 2600k at 4.5GHz could potentially "bottleneck" a quad SLI setup. Doesn't matter if you're getting all the fps you need in games. smile.gif
    
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Sounds like a good move. smile.gif
Re: bottleneck--only matters if it's preventing you from sufficient fps in games. A 2600k at 4.5GHz could potentially "bottleneck" a quad SLI setup. Doesn't matter if you're getting all the fps you need in games. smile.gif

I see your point but my thing is, I paid for high end hardware shouldn't at least try to get the most out of it? And I still don't get the point in Quad SLI setups cause the benefit really stops with the third card and mostly with the second.
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I see your point but my thing is, I paid for high end hardware shouldn't at least try to get the most out of it? And I still don't get the point in Quad SLI setups cause the benefit really stops with the third card and mostly with the second.

Absolutely! thumb.gif
    
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