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yeah wait for the GTX 780 launch on May 23rd. GK110 based . should be 20% faster than GTX 680. when overclocked that gap will widen as the GK110 chips are clocked lower at stock and have more OC headroom.

I appreciate all of the suggestions, guess it wouldn't hurt to wait a little longer for the 7 series. Thanks guys for the info.
post #12 of 21
What kind of temps are you seeing with your H100? What is your overclock? Hyperthreading turned on? Voltage?

Have you ever had it higher than 3.2?
post #13 of 21
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What kind of temps are you seeing with your H100? What is your overclock? Hyperthreading turned on? Voltage?

Have you ever had it higher than 3.2?

Right now, sitting on idle, I suppose, my mb is telling me 26 degrees, I did the simple boost OC from my EVGA board, a simple 3.2. According to CPU-Z voltage running btw 1.305-1.317, not sure if HT is on, going to have to reboot and look in the BIOS. And no I haven't tried to OC higher than 3.2, just didn't have the time or the patience, but I guess it's time and I'm not longer impatient.biggrin.gif
post #14 of 21
At the voltage you are at youll probably be able to hit 4ghz or higher. lachen.gif Im pretty sure hyperthreading is on if you didnt turn it off. I dont imagine an auto overclock would turn disable it. Most people do it for the temperature savings though.
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At the voltage you are at youll probably be able to hit 4ghz or higher. lachen.gif Im pretty sure hyperthreading is on if you didnt turn it off. I dont imagine an auto overclock would turn disable it. Most people do it for the temperature savings though.

Yea I just did to see what it would do and it appears stable obviously I didn't really test it but just left it as is. But yea you're right I don't see any real problem about going to at least 4 Ghz, I'm definitely gonna give it a shot
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Hey everyone,

Still learning on cpu builds, but I have learned through reading from the forums that there is minimal performance in fps from installing a 3.0 pci e into a 2.0. Just want to confirm this.

I'm currently running an i7 950@3.2, nothing fancy in OC. Asus Matrix GTX580. Benq XL2420T.

I definitely want to upgrade this system later on but I'm getting some weak fps on bf3 on higher settings and other games like FFXIV beta.

As well as reading that the memory on GPUs with 2GB or higher only really benefit if you plan on SLI. I'm ready to go into the 6 series, just would like some suggestions, Titan sounds nice but I don't want it if I would be able to fully utilize it unless in SLI.

Thanks guys.
Agreed...from what I've read there's minimal (negligible in most cases) gain from 3.0 vs. 2.0. Would imagine the difference could only be useful at widescreen resolutions and even then only in some games but since I haven't tested it out yet can't prove anything (but would feel comfortable stating that with your cpu there's no perceivable difference). At 1920x1080 that card is fine for most anything (in other words, spend your $ on a cpu/mobo upgrade) EXCEPT memory intensive games like BF3 (especially multiplayer). Given that bf3 multi spikes at over 2.5GB of gddr, can pretty much guarantee that's your gaming weakest link.

So....first off...would either sell your 580 and find/get one of the 2.5gb ones (or one of the 580 3gb cards) or get a newer card with 3GB+ of ram. Personally, I wouldn't invest too much in your current platform. You could of course, always upgrade the cpu and move the 'new' card over so are you looking for cheap, fast but eol or something that's got some lifespan? If the latter, go for the best single card you can afford otherwise just try to find a good deal on a last gen card with 2.5gb+ of ram and overclock the poop out of cpu/gpu.
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post #17 of 21
I would find a cheap 580 and pick that up and run SLI if you can. That should last awhile before you need to upgrade to a high end single card. What I usually do is buy parts I can bring with me to a new build though. So for instance I bought new ram about a month before I got my new CPU/mobo.

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post #18 of 21
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Agreed...from what I've read there's minimal (negligible in most cases) gain from 3.0 vs. 2.0. Would imagine the difference could only be useful at widescreen resolutions and even then only in some games but since I haven't tested it out yet can't prove anything (but would feel comfortable stating that with your cpu there's no perceivable difference). At 1920x1080 that card is fine for most anything (in other words, spend your $ on a cpu/mobo upgrade) EXCEPT memory intensive games like BF3 (especially multiplayer). Given that bf3 multi spikes at over 2.5GB of gddr, can pretty much guarantee that's your gaming weakest link.

So....first off...would either sell your 580 and find/get one of the 2.5gb ones (or one of the 580 3gb cards) or get a newer card with 3GB+ of ram. Personally, I wouldn't invest too much in your current platform. You could of course, always upgrade the cpu and move the 'new' card over so are you looking for cheap, fast but eol or something that's got some lifespan? If the latter, go for the best single card you can afford otherwise just try to find a good deal on a last gen card with 2.5gb+ of ram and overclock the poop out of cpu/gpu.

Yea that's what I'm planning, just upgrade the GPU...well now that the 7xxx series is coming out, I'm leaning towards the GTX 780 or w/e gives significant performance results. I'm just going to stick with the old x58 for now and upgrade just OC till what's coming up next, I want to buy others things as well other than computer parts thumb.gif, but CPU/MOBO will defin. need to be changed w/in a year or so. Thanks for the info.
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I would find a cheap 580 and pick that up and run SLI if you can. That should last awhile before you need to upgrade to a high end single card. What I usually do is buy parts I can bring with me to a new build though. So for instance I bought new ram about a month before I got my new CPU/mobo.

All my old parts I threw together and sold for 800 bucks

Yea I may have to look into that route as well, but I'm gonna wait another month or so when they release the 7 series and see what I can do.

Gah I'm itching for this release, do you guys think the 780 (w/ it's rumor specs) will be a significant jump in performance versus my Asus Matrix GTX580?
Edited by Zero 7hree - 5/16/13 at 9:28am
post #20 of 21
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Got the EVGA 780 GTX ACX cooler. Definitely a noticeable increase in performance, I think my current cpu bottlenecks the card, after some overclocking still was able to bring about more performance in most games. Right now stuck at a solid 3.8 OC, would it be worth it for me to upgrade to Haswell? Would that bring out it's full potential?
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