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HI, i wanted to know will my cpu bottleneck the gpu's? btw would u go for 3 x 470 for 2 x 480 for greater performance and no i can't get another 480 in the future unless its dirt cheap lol wont happen....


EDIT: the cpu is OC to 3.8ghz
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post #2 of 19
No, you will not see a bottleneck. I think 2x480's would be a better option. A solution with less GPUs is always more favorable in my opinion.
post #3 of 19
For question 1. No, your cpu is fine.
question 2. I would go with 2x gtx 480's because you will not have to upgrade your power supply. The gtx's combined TDP is 500 watts while 3x 470's is 645 watts.

Good luck
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post #4 of 19
3-Way SLI not scale so good in some games. Dunno it was caused by CPU bottleneck or just the games can't optimize it.
2-Way SLI of faster GPU will benefit you more than 3-way SLI of slower GPU.
    
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alright im gonna refuse the delivery of 3 x 470s, gonna order 480's lol
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lod03 View Post
alright im gonna refuse the delivery of 3 x 470s, gonna order 480's lol
smart
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post #7 of 19
Yes smart indeed. Watch how both setups perform the same anyway:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-g...x480-review/11
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post #8 of 19
Indeed 2 way sli over 3 since 2 scale a lot better than 3 it uses less power so less heat etc. eh?
    
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post #9 of 19
to OP if you are getting 2x 480's then i think your guna need to upgrade your 750w psu i would NOT trust that power supply for the setup your going to be having soon.
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post #10 of 19
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im getting 3 x 480 now lol i could't pass up on this deal from dell $365 for 1 gtx 480 + tax....
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