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Yeah that's all I need solid 60 FPS and that's what I'm getting
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post #22 of 29
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Yeah that's all I need solid 60 FPS and that's what I'm getting

You should be with those cards tongue.gif

So you can save your cash this year by skipping this generation possible the next one too.
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I would with no doubt get a xeon x5660 or 5650 because your systems is good enough to make a cpu upgrade worth. You have a good mobo, ram, case, gpu, etc. Im positive you will benefit performance wise by getting a xeon and OC it. And also where your at it slap in a 45-60mm 240mm rad, a pump, res and waterblock so you can OC it and benefit. So yes, your cpu is holding you back. I dont know how much performance you would get by adding a x5660 but I think you will get some more. Upgrading to all new system is fun, but I dont think you need to do it.
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post #24 of 29
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I would with no doubt get a xeon x5660 or 5650 because your systems is good enough to make a cpu upgrade worth. You have a good mobo, ram, case, gpu, etc. Im positive you will benefit performance wise by getting a xeon and OC it. And also where your at it slap in a 45-60mm 240mm rad, a pump, res and waterblock so you can OC it and benefit. So yes, your cpu is holding you back. I dont know how much performance you would get by adding a x5660 but I think you will get some more. Upgrading to all new system is fun, but I dont think you need to do it.

Why would he get a x5660 when he already runs a Gulftown that has a higher multiplier wall? headscratch.gif

I think OP should wait to upgrade. 1366 gen CPUs were too strong and the mobos were excellent. Maybe get 4.2ghz@1.33v or so if cooling and power allows?
Edited by Quantium40 - 4/5/14 at 12:13pm
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post #25 of 29
OP try to OC your CPU higher, 4ghz seems a little on the low side for what it should be able to do.
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post #26 of 29
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Why would he get a x5660 when he already runs a Gulftown that has a higher multiplier wall? headscratch.gif

I think OP should wait to upgrade. 1366 gen CPUs were too strong and the mobos were excellent. Maybe get 4.2ghz@1.33v or so if cooling and power allows?
I dont know, just got inspired from the x56xx thread along with the AMD vs intel thread and got little wet smile.gif.
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I dont know, just got inspired from the x56xx thread along with the AMD vs intel thread and got little wet smile.gif.

I understand for sure. I have to resist the urge daily to drop money on a couple of those ;-)
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post #28 of 29
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I understand for sure. I have to resist the urge daily to drop money on a couple of those ;-)
<3 smile.gif
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post #29 of 29
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I don't know I'm assuming my i7 970 is holding those Titan back
I'm not sure I'm just guessing
What u guys think?

Depends entirely on the game - it's easy to either max 2 titans with little CPU load, or also to just be CPU bound with various (~5-90%) load on them
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