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post #21 of 46
I'd upgrade the monitor before I upgraded the cards.
 
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Is this even a question?

I feel like the number of troll posts has increased exponentially on here.
    
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post #23 of 46
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Is this even a question?
I feel like the number of troll posts has increased exponentially on here.

1) Your post is in and of itself a troll post.
2) If you have nothing useful to contribute don't contribute at all.

Moving on, I mentioned my mobo because I was able to OC my 2500K to a perfectly stable 4.5GHz on my last board. I can barely get to 4.4GHz on this board that's advertised as being an ultra hardcore enthusiast mobo designed specifically for overclocking. It has a lot of fancy undocumented settings. Too many settings for its own good if you ask me. Like a bike with two gears and an uncomfortable seat, but loaded up with a bunch of fancy bells and whistles that seemingly do nothing.

Anyway, what frequency would remove the bottleneck?
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post #24 of 46
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In what way, shape or form is the 580 superior to the 670?

Sorry mod, but I never says that 580 is more superior than a 670...especially in SLI mode, what I am about to say is, GTX 580 SLI is still decent for running most of games right now. Maybe his system get bottleneck because he's only running his CPU @4.4 Ghz.
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post #25 of 46
To be honest I doubt the bottleneck is bad enough for overclocking to make a big difference. I used to have an i7 920 at 4.2 ghz feeding GTX680 SLI, and GPU usage was never lower than 95%, usually around 97-98. If your CPU is a core iAnything and you're running dual SLI reports of bottlenecking are greatly exaggerated.
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post #26 of 46
definitely yes! never wait TWO generations like I did. your 580 will be as cheap as peanuts when the gtx 7** comes out. this what happened to me. I waited for two generations then when kepler came out I sold my two gtx 480's. they were so cheap it killed me inside. sell it now while they're still worth someting. you'll regret it later if you wait
post #27 of 46
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I'd upgrade the monitor before I upgraded the cards.

I recently did, actually. I got a BenQ XL2420T. Just forgot to add it to my profile when I got it. Thanks for reminding me!
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post #28 of 46
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Sorry mod, but I never says that 580 is more superior than a 670...especially in SLI mode, what I am about to say is, GTX 580 SLI is still decent for running most of games right now. Maybe his system get bottleneck because he's only running his CPU @4.4 Ghz.

 

The OP is looking for two 670s not one. rolleyes.gif  4.4 will not be a bottleneck either. I ran a i7 920 at 4.4GHz without much bottleneck. a 2500K would fair slightly better.

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post #29 of 46
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The OP is looking for two 670s not onerolleyes.gif   4.4 will not be a bottleneck either. I ran a i7 920 at 4.4GHz without much bottleneck. a 2500K would fair slightly better.

Yes I know, and what's your point? I am just trying to help in here, everyone in here have a different opinion to help the OP (not just in here) to solve his problem, someone says bottleneck and the others is not (see others posts in here), try to overclock your CPU to get more performance, etc... it's normal I think... Do you have any problem to what I am saying?...Sorry I didn't understand your point.

and for OP, try to overclock your CPU more like 4.5 - 4.6 Ghz....and IF your motherboard doesn't support, maybe Update the BIOS is help?
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post #30 of 46
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Yes I know, and what's your point? I am just trying to help in here, everyone in here have a different opinion to help the OP to solve his problem, someone says bottleneck and the others is not, it's normal I think... Do you have any problem to what I am saying?...Sorry I didn't understand your point.
and for OP, try to overclock your CPU more like 4.5 - 4.6 Ghz....and IF your motherboard doesn't support, maybe Update the BIOS is help?
His point is that you said "I think that 580 in SLI mode is still superior." A GTX670 is faster, cooler, quieter, has more VRAM and uses less power than a GTX580. Two 580's will outperform a single 670, but since the OP is looking to switch from 580 SLI to 670 SLI, his current setup is not better in any way. That makes your statement an odd thing to say. smile.gif
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