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Well for my old AMD quadcore on my current setup I didn't think I really had any bottlenecking but when I switched it was a night and day different in terms of game smoothness. I think it'd be pointless to have a 680 and a C2Q
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What does he play that he isn't getting 60 FPS with a 580?
     
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What does he play that he isn't getting 60 FPS with a 580?

Not everyone upgrades just because they need too. tongue.gif
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Not everyone upgrades just because they need too. tongue.gif

Thats not my point. Depending on what game he's playing (assuming the 580 with a good GPU gets 60 FPS ) then the 680 is completely a waste
     
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post #15 of 31
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Thats not my point. Depending on what game he's playing (assuming the 580 with a good GPU gets 60 FPS ) then the 680 is completely a waste

How wasn't that your point? As I said.. Not everyone upgrades just because they need too. People upgrade just to upgrade. The performance is a bonus, even if you don't need it.

How many people buy $150,000 cars and never take them over 80? Why do we overclock when we already get 60FPS? The same applies here. Hardware is more of a hobby for many people.

I'm also selling my 580 to get the 680. I'll be upgrading to Ivy though. There's even people in the kepler threads getting rid of their 590s and 7970s.
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How wasn't that your point? As I said.. Not everyone upgrades just because they need too. People upgrade just to upgrade. The performance is a bonus, even if you don't need it.
How many people buy $150,000 cars and never take them over 80? Why do we overclock when we already get 60FPS? The same applies here. Hardware is more of a hobby for many people.

With a Q6600 this guy doesn't seem like a hobbyist or enthusiast.

It wasn't my point because if he isn't getting 60 fps (which he wants) with a 580 (and it is a game where the 580 would normally get 60fps with a better CPU, Then the 680 wont give him what he wants. Making it pointless, This isn't the same scenario as someone with 3x 580's wanting 3x 680s just for fun.
     
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How many people buy $150,000 cars and never take them over 80? Why do we overclock when we already get 60FPS? The same applies here. Hardware is more of a hobby for many people.

Shoot. I would buy a $500 car just to see if it would make 80! Same price as the GTX 680 and a lot of fun. This is my the point. It is about fun so tell him to get it and make his system "try to push 80" biggrin.gif
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Shoot. I would buy a $500 car just to see if it would make 80! Same price as the GTX 680 and a lot of fun. This is my the point. It is about fun so tell him to get it and make his system "try to push 80" biggrin.gif

Its not the point if you buy a $10,000 engine, and plan to put it on a car with 2 Inch tires.

It's not buying for the sake of having the best or more performance than you need, this situation is buying to get the performance you want. Which a 680 probably won't have any effect with a Q6600

FYI I sold my 7970 to get the 680.
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post #19 of 31
My Q6600 @ 3.5ghz bottlenecks my Crossfire HD 6850s. Note that when overclocked, they perform about 10% better than a GTX 580.

On BC2, it's a minor bottleneck. But on a more CPU specific game like BF3, it's a major bottleneck. Right now I only play BF3 and Skyrim - both games that I can only use 1 HD 6850. Silly, eh?

I suggest upgrading the CPU, as this will be my next upgrade as well. Not to mention he's missing out on many platform updates such as SATA 6gb/s, USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0, UEFI Bios, etc.
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post #20 of 31
from my experience.. the q6600 is almost equal to q9300.. from what ive seen its like one of the first guys said it will bneck in cpu intensive games ( in certain situations ) ill get a 9550 and get it to 4ghz.. this is the best i can do for my lga775. the 12mb cache is a minimum with a clock of 4000mhz.
he could try ocing it to 3800-4000.. the difference to a 12mb cache chip highly clocked or even sb and above would be in most cases the minimum fps will be better.


does he have a p45 chipset?!
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