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while i understand what your trying prove!!! the truth of the matter is when your running more than two high gpu's and i7 just does better trust me... and seeing how amd new crossfire doesn't use a bridge it's to use 16x 8x 8x 3.0 then 8x 4x 4x just saying thumb.gif

if you are responding to me . . . look again. i had HT off and my usage were all above 90% on all cores, so i agree with you. here was with HT on . . .

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didn't Vega create a video showing the differences between PCI-E 2.0 and 3.0 using BF3 as a benchmark? redface.gif he had quad 680 at the time if I remember correctly.
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didn't Vega create a video showing the differences between PCI-E 2.0 and 3.0 using BF3 as a benchmark? redface.gif he had quad 680 at the time if I remember correctly.


That's a terribad example. And it's not even about bandwidth.
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didn't Vega create a video showing the differences between PCI-E 2.0 and 3.0 using BF3 as a benchmark? redface.gif he had quad 680 at the time if I remember correctly.


That's a terribad example. And it's not even about bandwidth.


just throwing that out there before anyone else does... tongue.gif
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@ rdr09 sorry bud i just realize that you were, i didn't read the chart properly doh.gif...thanks you for the pic that will help op
Edited by jamaican voodoo - 1/11/14 at 11:23am
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I don't really think the i5 is an issue but 290s are fatser than 7970 plus all crossfire communication is done over PCIe now. That means that the more cards you have the more bandwidth each card needs, although I don't have any solid numbers for you.
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also that 4x slot is powered by the pch which then runs through the dmi to the cpu...

not something to run a gpu in
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Its around the same because you need 4 fast ddr3 with 2011. I prefer the native pcie 3.0 and the solder on ivy-e tho.

Why do you "need" 4 dimms (and quad channel) with the s2011, while virtually the same architecture on s1155 works great with dual channel beats me.
Quad channel Ram is kinda of a letdown in desktop apps and games alike, but that's me.
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@ rdr09 sorry bud i just realize that you were, i didn't read the chart properly doh.gif...thanks you for the pic that will help op

no problem, jam. i played at Parcel Large Conquest earlier and it was smooth both with HT on and off with one 290. i'll leave it off.
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I suggest investing in some sub ambient cooling (fridge cooler) and get that chip running passed 5ghz if it will, delidded.

3 290's really need an i7 in the range of a 4770k or higher.
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