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I just recently acquired a second ASUS GTX670 TOP Edition to SLI with my current one, and am wondering if my 1090t (OC'd to 4ghz) will choke anywhere? If so what CPU should I look at? My sig rig should be up to date on all my components thumb.gif

EDIT: I'll be playing @ 1920x1080 a variety of games redface.gif
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I don't think that you should have a problem with a bottleneck on that processor.
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I dont think ock ed 1090t will bottleneck 670 sli
    
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I don't think that you should have a problem with a bottleneck on that processor.

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I dont think ock ed 1090t will bottleneck 670 sli

Great, thanks! thumb.gif

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Most games are GPU dependent so it shouldn't be much of an issue. I always recommend a single powerful GPU over 2 in sli/crossfire.
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Most games are GPU dependent so it shouldn't be much of an issue. I always recommend a single powerful GPU over 2 in sli/crossfire.

While many might be, not all games are GPU dependent. Games like Starcraft 2, Civilizations 5, or most MMO's are heavily CPU dependent because they are attempting to create many NPC's and objects on the screen simultaneously that don't require a whole lot of VRAM or texture rendering.

That being said, your 1090T will perform just fine at a nice little overclock. The Thuban series processors are still kicking quite strong after all this time and are still powerful, especially at 4.0 or 4.1 Ghz. It might bottleneck just a bit, but nothing too noticeable.
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I had a Theban six core and it bottlenecks my dual. 6970s so I would say from experience yes it will in some games. From my experience dual gpus need faster GHz in order to be freed up. Even a 2500k or 3570k will bottleneck two high end gpus at stock.
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Most games are GPU dependent so it shouldn't be much of an issue. I always recommend a single powerful GPU over 2 in sli/crossfire.

I agree, but I got this for an unbelievable price... rolleyes.gif
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While many might be, not all games are GPU dependent. Games like Starcraft 2, Civilizations 5, or most MMO's are heavily CPU dependent because they are attempting to create many NPC's and objects on the screen simultaneously that don't require a whole lot of VRAM or texture rendering.

That being said, your 1090T will perform just fine at a nice little overclock. The Thuban series processors are still kicking quite strong after all this time and are still powerful, especially at 4.0 or 4.1 Ghz. It might bottleneck just a bit, but nothing too noticeable.

Good to know, I'll see how far I can push it thumb.gif
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I had a Theban six core and it bottlenecks my dual. 6970s so I would say from experience yes it will in some games. From my experience dual gpus need faster GHz in order to be freed up. Even a 2500k or 3570k will bottleneck two high end gpus at stock.

Well OC'd to 4ghz should open that up a bit tongue.gif
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I had a Theban six core and it bottlenecks my dual. 6970s so I would say from experience yes it will in some games. From my experience dual gpus need faster GHz in order to be freed up. Even a 2500k or 3570k will bottleneck two high end gpus at stock.

agreed.. when i switched from 1100t to 8350 i noticed how much i had a bottleneck.. its something you dont notice till you upgrade. You will be fine with the sli and game fine though
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It wont be a bottleneck at 1920x1080. A single GTX670 is enough to play anything on the market right now at max settings so a 2nd one should be able to give you frames high enough that the few frames youd be missing out on will never be noticed. Now if you decide to get into multiple monitor configurations with resolutions like 5760x1080 then youll start to see that X6 choking things off a bit. But for single monitor gaming, youre fine.

Youve got a solid motherboard with that Gigabyte, why not upgrade to a 8320 and put a solid overclock on there. That would be a very nice improvement in CPU horsepower for ya. thumb.gif
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