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This has been a discussion brought up many times before.

I am interested in picking up another gtx 680 and I was wondering with my current CPU will I get a bottleneck at all (even with BF3 with 64 players). I understand that requires some serious CPU power. I'm looking to get 60+ frames on multi monitor setup with no AA.
post #2 of 19
I personally don't see it being an issue...at 1080p?

4.5 should be enough for that need.
 
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Yeah, 1080p. I may drop to 4.4Ghz I don't know if it will make that big of a difference. I don't feel comfortable running 1.360V 24/7.
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Only way to really tell is either try it or have someone with 680 sli and a 2500k try it out. I don't foresee you having any issues though.
 
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post #5 of 19
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Bah. Sorry for the wasted thread. I took your advice and ventured off to youtube. Found plenty of 2500k 680 SLI vids. Along with this.

"Type "battlefield 3 GTX680 SLI" and watch the gulf of oman-video where the guy is running overclocked i7 2600k+GTX680SLI,excact same settings same resolution. I want you to compare his fps to zagorITA´s fps, it just shows you that i5 is easily good enough for two GTX680 even in battlefield 3-multiplayer in gulf of oman which is known to bring cpus to their knees."
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Haha, not a problem. Bunch of helpful videos on youtube. Glad you found your answer thumb.gif
 
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post #7 of 19
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Yeah, 1080p. I may drop to 4.4Ghz I don't know if it will make that big of a difference. I don't feel comfortable running 1.360V 24/7.

That voltage should be fine for 24/7 people have only really seen degrading with the top end of 1.4 and 1.5+
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post #8 of 19
+1

That core voltage is safe ....
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That voltage should be fine for 24/7 people have only really seen degrading with the top end of 1.4 and 1.5+

Thanks.

I am just a worry wart. I will see how it goes when summer comes along. My bedroom is ice cold during the winter so I may be lucky with my temps.
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Thanks.
I am just a worry wart. I will see how it goes when summer comes along. My bedroom is ice cold during the winter so I may be lucky with my temps.

Winter is great for overclocking, lol i turn my ceiling fan on, open the window and throw on a jacket and thermal sweats ha ha ha
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