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On another site, a person said that anything less than the 980x, the GTX 580s will be bottlenecked.....is that true?
    
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This thread had better be a joke.
 
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While they may be slightly hindered, you should most definitely not upgrade. That i7 is more than capable of gaming anything with those GPU's.
    
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This thread had better be a joke.
i hope not,lol....seriously, some dude was saying that a 930 isnt enough to bring out the full potential of the GTX 580s....i didnt wanna believe him,lol.
    
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Sounds like another person that didn't know anything about how bottlenecking really happens chimed in on a question they shouldn't have. An i7 quad at 4.2 GHz will most certainly not be bottlenecking SLI 580's.
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Sounds like another person that didn't know anything about how bottlenecking really happens chimed in on a question they shouldn't have. An i7 quad at 4.2 GHz will most certainly not be bottlenecking SLI 580's.
this isnt coming from me, some dude on tomshardware said this to me,lol.
    
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that site is a myth lol they have lots of crackheads that dont know anything
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No, you are good. You would only NEED a 980 for Quad SLi/crossfire in that series. Even Tri should be fine (although Tri might be pushing the system to the max).

Besides, bottlenecking is based on the game and how much GPU power it takes. It happens when your GPUs render more than your CPU can process. The easiest way to tone your GPUs down is to increase antialiasing (usually better overriding the settings in the game by going to the nvidia control panel and increasing the aliasing to like...32X for older games) or by enabling V-sync.

You should be fine
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that site is a myth lol they have lots of crackheads that dont know anything
lol. +1 for making a funny
    
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...if that CPU bottlenecks any GPU on the market I might as well rip out my phenom and throw it in the toilet
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