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I've got a Q6700 @ 3.6GHz, I am planning on getting the 2600k when it comes out. I was wondering if a 2x6970 setup would bottleneck with my current CPU?

Also I game at 1900x1200 do you think two 6970s are overkill for current games?
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I've got a Q6700 @ 3.6GHz, I am planning on getting the 2600k when it comes out. I was wondering if a 2x6970 setup would bottleneck with my current CPU?

Also I game at 1900x1200 do you think two 6970s are overkill for current games?
There would definitely be a CPU bottleneck, but more than likely it won't bother you. One 6970 would do the job nicely at that resolution, but there's nothing like a "little" extra horse power.
    
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1t 1900x1200 2x 6970 is more than enough to max out every game. you will get MUCH better performance however with a faster CPU, such as the 2600K. That setup will be able to kill games for a VERY Long time
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2x6970 is more than enough for every game atm i think..many people still usıng single 4890,5850 or 5870..4xxx series not enough for every game at theese days, but 5xxx series good for all games..and single 6xxx series card very good for all games atm..example single 6870 best chose all round i think..and xfire excellent...

you talking about 6970x2

i dont have anything to talk about it
    
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There would definitely be a CPU bottleneck, but more than likely it won't bother you. One 6970 would do the job nicely at that resolution, but there's nothing like a "little" extra horse power.
Lol, grow that e-peen! That's the thing of course I want 2 of them, but do I really need it... YEAH!

I look at the benchmarks for BFBC2, makes me want 2.




They scale really well

I know people say anything over 30 FPS is fine, but I really notice the difference. People say our brains can't register anything over a certain frame rate; but I can definitely feel the difference.

Look at me trying to justify spending all this money. Maybe I should just spend it on a large cheese selection. However, it does mean that it makes an eyefinity setup possible in the future.
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2x6870 best chose for all round..

money,watt,temp,noise...

and there is a interesting test here..look at this..

4x gtx 480 wasting 1500watt on full load crysis,

4x ati 5870 wasting 1000watt on full load crysis...


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Lol, grow that e-peen! That's the thing of course I want 2 of them, but do I really need it... YEAH!

I look at the benchmarks for BFBC2, makes me want 2.




They scale really well

I know people say anything over 30 FPS is fine, but I really notice the difference. People say our brains can't register anything over a certain frame rate; but I can definitely feel the difference.

Look at me trying to justify spending all this money. Maybe I should just spend it on a large cheese selection. However, it does mean that it makes an eyefinity setup possible in the future.
yes but that chart is assuming you have a CPU like an i7
gonna need something FAST to see good scaling at anything lower than 1600P
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Originally Posted by Copernicus View Post
Lol, grow that e-peen! That's the thing of course I want 2 of them, but do I really need it... YEAH!

I look at the benchmarks for BFBC2, makes me want 2.




They scale really well

I know people say anything over 30 FPS is fine, but I really notice the difference. People say our brains can't register anything over a certain frame rate; but I can definitely feel the difference.

Look at me trying to justify spending all this money. Maybe I should just spend it on a large cheese selection. However, it does mean that it makes an eyefinity setup possible in the future.
Why isn't 570's in SLI on that graph?
    
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yes but that chart is assuming you have a CPU like an i7
gonna need something FAST to see good scaling at anything lower than 1600P
Excuse my ignorance but what is 1600P?

What kind of results do you think I'd get with my Q6700 @ 3.6? Does anyone have experience using two 6970s with a Q6600 or Q6700?
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Why isn't 570's in SLI on that graph?

because its a weak card bro
    
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