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Originally Posted by Jameswalt1 View Post

I'm running 3 evga 680's and I think I might be experiencing bottlenecking. The highest 3dmark P score I can acheive is ~19,000, which is awful scaling compared to two cards. In comparison, my 3 580's would score around 16,800. The reason I think it's bottlenecking and not drivers is that the X score scaled well - with 3 580's I scored ~X6600 and with 3 680's I scored ~X9000.
Also during my Heaven 3.0 run my score only jumped 200 points higher with 3 680's at the same settings as a run with 3 580's.
Thoughts? Components are in my sig.

Bottleneck at that clock? Doubtful. Driver issues? Probably.
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Time to grab X79. =D

Exactly what I was not wanting/wanting to hear wink.gif
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My thoughts are that you've reached the bottleneck of current gaming limits tongue.gif

But seriously, not much left to do besides jump to a six-core Sandy Bridge, or add yet another 680.
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Time to grab X79. =D

for what? they only run at pci-e 2.0 x16/x16
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Just got mine biggrin.gif

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@Jameswalt1: Perhaps its bottlenecked by the cpu? According to this test there is a huge difference between processing power when you sli at 3 cards.

Link: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-3way-sli-review/18
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Just got mine biggrin.gif
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what are your temps like in that itty bitty case lol
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@Jameswalt1: Perhaps its bottlenecked by the cpu? According to this test there is a huge difference between processing power when you sli at 3 cards.
Link: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-3way-sli-review/18

Yeah, that's what I meant, bottlenecked by the CPU. Judging by the X-score that I got, when things are really, really maxed out the scaling is fine - no bottleneck. But, when ther's a test like the P-score I think the Gpu's push the test to the max that the cpu can handle.

I was going to do a new build in the upcoming months based on Ivy Bridge with quad sli, but now I'm thinking X79 for sure.
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I just bought a EVGA from ebay XD comes in monday, cant wait.
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@JAMESwalt1 Like you said on the previous post, dont you just hate it / love it when you find out u need to upgrade ur build? thumb.gif

Congrats on the 3 sli by the way, i would also love to buy em but i had a hard time convincing myself of buying just one tongue.gif
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