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It will depend on the game itself but generally speaking... I think it won't bottleneck the GPU but overclocking it will give more fps in return.

That is the definition of a cpu bottleneck confused.gif
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post #12 of 21
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That is the definition of a cpu bottleneck
Technically, if you wanted to completely eliminate the CPU bottleneck it is true that you would need to Overclock your CPU until your average FPS did not improve at all.

What people are trying to say though is that the gains can be marginal and unimportant if you are receiving 60FPS+ in games.

Im sure @ ~4.6Ghz there are instance where clock speed increase would give more fps in some games for myself, but as long as I am getting a min FPS of 60+ then there is no visual or performance gain for me.
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At 3.99ghz, I was not bottlenecking with one...with two, it's like pouring motor oil down a milk jug with a straw, especially at my res. And now that I'm planning a major overhaul, I found out even the almighty 980x @ 4+ bottlenecks with 3 580's. I can only assume the way to bottleneck-proof it would be SR-2 + 5680's.
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At 3.99ghz, I was not bottlenecking with one...with two, it's like pouring motor oil down a milk jug with a straw, especially at my res. And now that I'm planning a major overhaul, I found out even the almighty 980x @ 4+ bottlenecks with 3 580's. I can only assume the way to bottleneck-proof it would be SR-2 + 5680's.
I don't think adding more cores is really gonna help with 3x580 because most games aren't going to utilize the extra cores. You would probably have a better chance going crazy on a 980 with LN2 or something.

I can see it now 980x @ 7Ghz with 3x580s @1200Mhz
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Technically, if you wanted to completely eliminate the CPU bottleneck it is true that you would need to Overclock your CPU until your average FPS did not improve at all.

What people are trying to say though is that the gains can be marginal and unimportant if you are receiving 60FPS+ in games.

Im sure @ ~4.6Ghz there are instance where clock speed increase would give more fps in some games for myself, but as long as I am getting a min FPS of 60+ then there is no visual or performance gain for me.
I completely agree with you
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wat are u ppl talking about ofcourse it wont bottleneck all 1366 boards have 16x pci slots u will be fine no need for overclocking unless u want to
The pci-e speed will have no effect whatsoever in this case. Even at 8x it has been proven that a 480 overclocked cannot saturate the lane. This being 16x the 580 will come nowhere close to maxing the bandwidth there.
post #17 of 21
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I don't think adding more cores is really gonna help with 3x580 because most games aren't going to utilize the extra cores. You would probably have a better chance going crazy on a 980 with LN2 or something.

I can see it now 980x @ 7Ghz with 3x580s @1200Mhz
Ahh, but I can see 2 5680s @ 6ghz with 4 580's @ 1000mhz. lmao.

Either way, you're either a professional video editor, or have the world's tiniest penor and need epeen to compensate.
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Ahh, but I can see 2 5680s @ 6ghz with 4 580's @ 1000mhz. lmao.

Either way, you're either a professional video editor, or have the world's tiniest penor and need epeen to compensate.
I don't think Video editors compute 24/7 with LN2
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post #19 of 21
Phase change and chilled water?

Or...I can see it now...a mobile workstation IN SPACE
(I wonder what would happen to said components in a vacuum @ near absolute zero)

Now I'm just gettin silly.
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I recently did some benchmarks with my i7-930 and GTX 570. The charts in this thread show the potential gains from stock (2.8) up to 4.2ghz. Keep it mind the 580 will show greater fps but it may give you an idea of what you can achieve with a cpu overclock.

To answer your question, it really depends on the game but honestly you'll be fine. I did notice that with a good overclock that some games just run smoother.
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