Originally Posted by Moomanpoo
Depends on the resolution or the game. You can't just say it would be CPU limited if you run at 1080p. Of course if you are running 1080p and SLI titans....then yea that comment itself says it all. Now if you are running at 1080p120hz well then yes you will be CPU limited in some games.
But to give you an example I was CPU limited with a 5ghz 2700k when gaming on a 120hz 1080p monitor while playing BF3 (multiplayer 64 man) and BF4.
I personally don't think he'll have any problems with SLI if he can reach a decent overclock. You were limited because you were running a 2700k @ 5Ghz, but it's still a Quad core at the end of the day no matter how high you clock it. There could've been other limiting factors as well. A lower clocked Hex would still outperform your Quad @ 5Ghz in many test including Cinebench R11.5 I bet. I believe a Hex core clocked at 3.8Ghz will be within less of a percent of a 2700K@5Ghz. The extra cores makes a big difference [trust me]. There was also a user here that runs SLI Titans at ridiculous resolutions and he has seen increases in gaming performance. So no I don't believe there will be any bottlenecking going on if he can reach a decent overclock,.
Originally Posted by Asus11
2560 x 1440? ok if it does get CPU limited how much does it compare to a 3930k in a the same situation?
It'll be hard to say without any data. I'm playing at 1080p, 1400p and 1600p, but I only have a GTX 670 2GB Reference that I can decently overclock whenever I need to. I'm waiting to see what Nvidia and AMD will bring to the table right now. I'm planning on getting the next high end GPUs running in Quad SLI or Crossfire X. I'll probably start with SLI first then move on the Quad. So maybe I'll be able to throw some Quad GPU data out there soon.
Originally Posted by Timeofdoom
Well, the guy who were about to sell me his P6T bailed from the deal.
So now I'm looking up a sabertooth for less than 200$.
Mind telling me what BIOS are you using Kana?
EDIT: I just found a nice offer from a guy, who doesn't have a 1366 proc anymore, but can turn on his sabertooth and it would light up n' all. Less than 55$!
Gonna have a lookie at this one - even if it turns out it doesn't work, it's just so cheap, it doesn't even matter.
Nice! Hopefully you can get your hands on it for a nice price. I'm running the 1402 BIOS revision. Easy to update and I've had no problems with it. This Sabertooth X58 has been so damn good while using several CPUs that it's going to be hard for me to stop using this brand in future builds. I hope Asus keeps the brand and warranty service going for Haswell-E and Skylake-E. I'm not sure when I'll be upgrading, but I don't think it'll be anytime soon.Edited by Kana-Maru - 3/17/14 at 7:30am