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Hi all! was wondering if my i7 950@ 4.2ghz would bottleneck 2 780ti's? Also on a side note, should I 1: Get my triple monitor display first? or 2: Sli my 780ti first. (note that 1 will be done first if there will be a bottleneck)
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Yeah

780ti sli is a little much for a old CPU like that.

It will bottleneck but shouldn't be too bad
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So does that mean i should go tri monitor display first?
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Originally Posted by 50shadesofray View Post

So does that mean i should go tri monitor display first?

It means nothing other than a 950 is not adequate for 780 Ti SLi. What are you doing with tri monitors, why do you need them/want them? The gaming industry is ran by consoles. Consoles don't do multu-monitor so buying 3 monitors is a massive investment for the few games that would be playable like while also pleasing to be played.
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Originally Posted by GridIroN View Post

It means nothing other than a 950 is not adequate for 780 Ti SLi.

BS.

i7-950 is plenty to run a pair of GTX 780 Ti, especially with a stiff 4.2 GHz overclock. That CPU at those clocks will outperform a stock 2600K or 3770K in most tasks.

For what it's worth, I've tried the tri-monitor route, and I didn't like it. I prefer a single larger high resolution display to three separate monitors. Everybody has their own opinion on that one.


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Originally Posted by hammong View Post

BS.

i7-950 is plenty to run a pair of GTX 780 Ti, especially with a stiff 4.2 GHz overclock. That CPU at those clocks will outperform a stock 2600K or 3770K in most tasks.

For what it's worth, I've tried the tri-monitor route, and I didn't like it. I prefer a single larger high resolution display to three separate monitors. Everybody has their own opinion on that one.


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two differing opionions lol XD also the reasoning for hte tri monitors is because i do a lot of editing in adobe premiere, so i figure whilst having the 3 monitors i can also game with them. The 780ti sli would be for the fact i would still like to max out games when i play them @ 5760x 1080p
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It means nothing other than a 950 is not adequate for 780 Ti SLi. What are you doing with tri monitors, why do you need them/want them? The gaming industry is ran by consoles. Consoles don't do multu-monitor so buying 3 monitors is a massive investment for the few games that would be playable like while also pleasing to be played.
Only a couple games support 3 monitors? Lol what?? You must be living in a cave cause 99% of currently released games support 3 monitors.

Go for 3 monitors first OP! I loved it!! Opens a whole new view to gaming! And ultimate multitasking support! Amazing IMO.
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That CPU will be fine. Honestly, I'd hop onto one of those nice cheap 6 core Xeons though for 1366. They're like $100-120 these days and do 4.5GHz pretty easy.

But yeah, you'll be fine enough with two 780Ti's on your setup as is. My setup is bone stock (sig rig), and I don't hold back my two 7950's at all. I know 780Ti's are a little more powerful, but still.
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