You can see more immediate benefits from the NB than going from 3.8 to 4.0 on the core, most people really don't know how much the gains from NB OC really matter but yeah that's why AtomFix and I point it out. While I disagree about the bottleneck being "Fixed" I think if you have no NB OC you will alleviate a lot of the bottleneck by OCing it and enough to tide you over to Steamroller/Haswell or beyond if you're ok with performance.
Originally Posted by Fifthdread
Thanks guys. Looks like I am going to OC the NB... wish me luck. Tonight is a OC night. Let the crashes begin?
Edit: Any thought on the 670 3 way sli?
Going to the third card can causes ton's of issues for some and scaling really drops off, and you will REALLY see what a bottleneck is with a Thrurban if you choose to go TRI SLI. With your current platform I say don't bother, if you upgrade then sure but at only 3.8 you barely have the horses to run SLI 670's pretty good now. Check out the NB OC tonight and upgrade CPU/MOBO before you think of going TRI SLI.Edited by Junkboy - 3/21/13 at 3:46pm