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im starting to wondering about my rig. can the 955 black edition oced at 3.8 ghz handle a single 7950? would it not get a BAREly bottleneck?
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meh i predict only minimal..... but in the end it depends on the game. OC ur cpu and cpu/nb.
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post #3 of 19
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meh i predict only minimal..... but in the end it depends on the game. OC ur cpu and cpu/nb.

its already 3.8 ghz in a stable. every test has been passed. so i was thinking about getting a 7950 or...7870?
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what about 480 GTX SLI?
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what about 480 GTX SLI?

If a 7950 bottlenecks (not saying it will) SLI 480's would surely bottleneck
     
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If a 7950 bottlenecks (not saying it will) SLI 480's would surely bottleneck

but 480 GTX SLI makes the differene for 500$ in performance
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but 480 GTX SLI makes the differene for 500$ in performance

Unless he bottlenecks, then you are just wasting even more power.

(all hypothetical of course)
     
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post #8 of 19
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Unless he bottlenecks, then you are just wasting even more power.
(all hypothetical of course)

yes but if someone likes more than 60 FPS on ultra or maybe having 3d biggrin.gif

in other case the enery wasted from the wallet wont be a HUGE change tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

yes but if someone likes more than 60 FPS on ultra or maybe having 3d biggrin.gif
in other case the enery wasted from the wallet wont be a HUGE change tongue.gif

Well FPS becomes pointless when there is a bottleneck.

If his CPU can only pump around 60 fps at ultra with whatever resolution he has.

Then assuming the 7950 does in fact bottleneck his CPU

Then he will only get 60 FPS no matter what GPU configuration he has. Whether it be two or 1000, 480's

If the 7950 doesn't bottleneck then yes 480's would have more oomph. But at much higher power consumption.
     
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post

Well FPS becomes pointless when there is a bottleneck.
If his CPU can only pump around 60 fps at ultra with whatever resolution he has.
Then assuming the 7950 does in fact bottleneck his CPU
Then he will only get 60 FPS no matter what GPU configuration he has. Whether it be two or 1000, 480's
If the 7950 doesn't bottleneck then yes 480's would have more oomph. But at much higher power consumption.

easy multi screen biggrin.gif or using 4ghz CPU or changing to Sandy/Ivy bridge
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