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Will an i5 3470 handle two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI?

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Few Questions
1. Will an i5 3470 handle two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI?
2. What are two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI comparable to?
3. Can a asus maximus v gene overclock the i5 3470 to 4.0ghz? or over the given 3.6 ghz?
post #2 of 19
It will

Why do you want to SLI 2 low end cards? It's better to get 1 mid range card. You don't have to deal with the microstutterring and SLI problems.

It can do a minimal base clock overclock. Why would you buy a high end board with a locked chip? At least get a 3570k.
post #3 of 19
1. Yeah, I'd go with i5 3570k though
2. About 660ti or 670 I guess?
3. No, only CPU that ends with 'k' is capable of overclocking
Examples can be i5 3570k and i7 3770k
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Originally Posted by NoWay-JOSE- View Post

Few Questions
1. Will an i5 3470 handle two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI?
2. What are two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI comparable to?
3. Can a asus maximus v gene overclock the i5 3470 to 4.0ghz? or over the given 3.6 ghz?
you guys kill me with these type of questions,,, no offense OP.
so let me get this right, Gene V that cost almost $200 and then get a non-K chip..? really.?
then settling on GTX 650 Ti w/ Boost when for a few dollars more you can get full 660's or a single 660 Ti and then SLi that later on.
to me you seems to be in a rush and want to do something in a hurry, that's when most mistakes are made.

do you already have any of this hardware yet.?

edit:
but to answer your question, yes it should be able to handle SLi 650 Ti w/ Boost
and should be able to clock it to about 3.8GHz max by hitting the BLK.

still do not recommend it though. rolleyes.gif
post #5 of 19
1. Will an i5 3470 handle two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI? - Yes, you may be CPU limited in a few games like StarCraft 2 but you'll be fine in most games.
2. What are two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI comparable to? - At 1080p they perform about the same as a 680 (I think) but you have the lower memory bandwidth and memory which can cause issues.
3. Can a asus maximus v gene overclock the i5 3470 to 4.0ghz? or over the given 3.6 ghz? - Yes and NO! Do not buy that board if you're getting a locked chip. Just get a H77 board instead.
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Originally Posted by NoWay-JOSE- View Post

Few Questions
1. Will an i5 3470 handle two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI?
2. What are two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI comparable to?
3. Can a asus maximus v gene overclock the i5 3470 to 4.0ghz? or over the given 3.6 ghz?

1.Yes
2. You cant really compare those lower end cards to a higher end one because for one they have completely different PCB's, different quality of components and IC chips.... but id say 2x sli 650ti boost SC would = a 670 probably.... in very specific situations like no higher than 1080p resolution and a game that doesnt demand immense amounts of VRAM, or knowing that multi monitor might be really taxing for those SLI cards.... so futureproofing isnt a smart idea but they may provide a cheap solution to get you by "for now".... - No room for upgrade or 3x SLI.... so in the future you are forced to reupgrade again.
3. I would suggest getting a "k" chip to overclock. I have seen some threads with people and locked chips with overclocking but its a real mess and theres a lot of problems with it and most of the time they are really unstable..... not a route i would suggest to go with if youre going with specifically that chip. I say get the board and the chip for now to get it going..... then upgrade later on for a cheap unlocked ivy bridge (like 3570k) or something once Haswell comes out...
post #7 of 19
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1. Will an i5 3470 handle two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI? - Yes, you may be CPU limited in a few games like StarCraft 2 but you'll be fine in most games.
2. What are two EVGA GTX 650 ti boost SC in SLI comparable to? - At 1080p they perform about the same as a 680 (I think) but you have the lower memory bandwidth and memory which can cause issues.
3. Can a asus maximus v gene overclock the i5 3470 to 4.0ghz? or over the given 3.6 ghz?
Quote:
- Yes and NO! Do not buy that board if you're getting a locked chip. Just get a H77 board instead.
that's one idea..
but then an SLi H77 mobo is kinda hard to find if available.?
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that's one idea..
but then an SLi H77 mobo is kinda hard to find if available.?
True, a cheap Z77 board then. Forgot about that, there are no mATX H77 boards capable of SLI.
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post #9 of 19
Forget that.

grab a mid/cheap z77 board thumb.gif
Edited by Noctizzle - 5/13/13 at 4:55am
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