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Im also lost on people saying Z77 with PCIe 3.0 and Ivy, My Z68 is good for Ivy and has 3.0 PCie and no premium on the cost, so is the Z77 really going to add a world of performance over the Z68 and both IVY compatable? But as for Sandy or Wait, here in Canada prices of SB have jumped back up to a high with 2500k @ $239, 2600k @ $349 so it seems pretty close to IVY prices. Depending on what the OP will have to pay for SB should also be considered. If the OP could find a 2600k on sale for $250-$280 for that be worth it?
 
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2500k is garbage for two 680's you will be bottlenecked. I am bottlenecked already on everything but ultra on bf3 with cf 5850s i cant imagine how bad 680s would be bottlenecked. If you spending 1k in gfx cards you really need to wait for one of those 680s and get a SB-E.

Not sure if serious.

Also, SB-E will NOT provide any gains in gaming performance over a regular sandy *facepalm*

And no, youre not bottlenecked, youre doing something wrong rolleyes.gif
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Lol im **** with overclocking but even i know an overclocked i5 2500K can SLI 590's no problem....
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Not sure if serious.
Also, SB-E will NOT provide any gains in gaming performance over a regular sandy *facepalm*
And no, youre not bottlenecked, youre doing something wrong rolleyes.gif

It will in a few games like BF3 where the game utilizes every machine core. But the extra $200 is not worth the extra 5-10fps. The only time to jump to Sandy-E is if you quad SLI GTX 680's. Then your obviously going to need one monster of a CPU to keep up with what that many cards are capable of. Which isn't your typical home gamer anyhow, let alone its rare to see someone with a $4000 budget.
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2500k is garbage for two 680's you will be bottlenecked. I am bottlenecked already on everything but ultra on bf3 with cf 5850s i cant imagine how bad 680s would be bottlenecked. If you spending 1k in gfx cards you really need to wait for one of those 680s and get a SB-E.

Did you ever think your 5850's are the bottleneck? When was the last time AMD released a driver update for the HD 5000 series? 2010? biggrin.gif
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Are you set on two 680's? Maybe start with a 2500K, Asus Z68 Board, and one 680 and see how it goes. Are you playing on a single 1080p monitor? If so a single overclocked 680 is already overkill wink.gif
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Are you set on two 680's? Maybe start with a 2500K, Asus Z68 Board, and one 680 and see how it goes. Are you playing on a single 1080p monitor? If so a single overclocked 680 is already overkill wink.gif

Im gonna get the CPU and mobo then im pretty much broke tongue.gif. Yeah single 1080p monitor i was gonna wait till non reference 680's r out before i get one my SOC 460 SLI should be good till then biggrin.gif
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If your gonna run high end cards you gotta overclock... or you will be bottlenecked.

I'm sorry but i thought we on tomshardware......OFC my cpu is overclocked. Even at 5ghz its still bottlenecks ask anyone who plays BF3 with any high end gfx card.
    
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Did you ever think your 5850's are the bottleneck? When was the last time AMD released a driver update for the HD 5000 series? 2010?

lets see 12.1.....12.2.....12.3.....kthx
    
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People in the Official 680 Owners thread are reporting no CPU bottlenecks with SLI 680's with 2500/2600K's

Yes that's a $1000 in GPU's not being held back by a $149 processor (the 2550K at microcenter with coupon) wink.gif
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People in the Official 680 Owners thread are reporting no CPU bottlenecks with SLI 680's with 2500/2600K's
Yes that a $1000 in GPU's not being held back by a $149 processor (the 2550K at microcenter with coupon) wink.gif

After some digging it doesn't really matter BF3 just likes to bottleneck. It's the only game graphically demanding that I play so no other reference. Here is a video of SLI 680's all other benchmarks show no bottleneck but he BF3 one. And its with the i7-3820.
    
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