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Originally Posted by symmetrical View Post

Probably depends on what game you are playing. The FX-8350 just isn't enough to let 2 7970s let loose. Battlefield 3 is ok, Skyrim No, and F1 2012 no.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-core-i7-3770k-gaming-bottleneck,3407-5.html

If BF3 is ok then you will be fine with 90% of all games with xfired 7970's and a 8350. if the game is coded well then your GPU's should still be the bottleneck. Skyrim is a very CPU dependent game and doesn't take advantage of all 8 threads so performance vs 3770k suffers.
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hello,
bf3 uses six threads to run, and I have had it running alright with only 2.8ghz clock, so no, I don't think two of the best bits of kit on the market will bottleneck it.
    
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can you please elaborate on that?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/far-cry-3-performance-benchmark,3379-7.html

Just one example. AMD cpu overclocked is on par with an i3. You will see a big difference between intel and amd with xfire.

My old thurban at 4ghz was brutal bad with 5870s and 6950s in xfire. Only realised how bad it was when I moved to a 2500k. You will not be able to get the most out of both gpus, heck even on one gpu you will be behind anyone with an i3.
Stick with one gpu.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/far-cry-3-performance-benchmark,3379-7.html

Just one example. AMD cpu overclocked is on par with an i3. You will see a big difference between intel and amd with xfire.

My old thurban at 4ghz was brutal bad with 5870s and 6950s in xfire. Only realised how bad it was when I moved to a 2500k. You will not be able to get the most out of both gpus, heck even on one gpu you will be behind anyone with an i3.
Stick with one gpu.

i looked over that article it is a load of rubbish.
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It will not bottleneck it at all. Especially since it runs at such a high speed.

I saw a guy running THREE 7970's perfectly fine on his overclocked 8350. It is a serious performer. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 210
lol..the 8320/8350 are more comparable to the i5 than the i3.

You will not be bottlenecked, As stated above, we have seen tri 7970's running perfectly fine on an 8350.
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I actually went ahead and ordered one about an hour ago or so, went with the sapphire vapor x 7970. Looking forward to it and that deal they had, crysis 3 and bioshock infinite included is such a steal!
post #20 of 210
I can't believe how little some people know and try offer advice? That or they just troll. Xfire doesn't work on f1 2012 not because it has an amd cpu but because the game does not support it, you will get flickering and lower frame rates with amd or Intel...


Also you will not get a bottleneck with an 8350 and 2 7970's, much to most people's disappointment the 8350 is very similar to a 3570k clock for clock in gaming

http://www.overclock.net/t/1333027/amd-fx-8350-vs-i5-3570k-delidded-single-gpu-and-crossfire-gpu
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