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post #31 of 56
There will be a large bottleneck with that set.
It may not ruin his gaming experience, But it will be there in the hardware.
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post #32 of 56
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Quote:
Originally Posted by james8 View Post
http://benchmarkextreme.com/Articles...leneck/P2.html
ridiculous bottleneck with a stock i7 even in GPU demanding games like Crysis.
again, i7 9xx/8xx or i5 7xx at 3.8 GHz is the power needed to feed those GPUs.
btw those are GTX 480s being tested. GTX 580 will further be bottleneck by CPU.
am I missing something?
that link and what you're saying make no sense
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rofl keep it pg boys
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post #34 of 56
Quote:
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am I missing something?
that link and what you're saying make no sense
i was making the point that you need a 3.8 GHz i7 or equivalent i5 to not be bottlenecked by GTX 580 SLI.
the link i put showed GTX 480 SLI being bottlenecked by anything less than a 3.8 Ghz i7.
so since the GTX 480 SLI is being bottlenecked, the cpu bottleneck on the GTX 580 SLI will be worse.

by the way i don't care if fps is over 60, if you overclock the CPU and fps go up, it means that you are cpu bottlenecked.
sure, if fps is over 60, you can arguably say that the bottleneck does not impact the gaming experience. but it is still a bottleneck
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post #35 of 56
My 965 Bottlenecks my 570, so yes... I should have got a damn i5 750... ****!!!!

AMD is just one of those things you regret in the future
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post #36 of 56
Just turn up AA and AF to the max. Enjoy 350 fps instead of 400 fps.
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What speed are you running at? If it's clocked high enough, I'm sure a 4+ Quad, regardless of side, shouldn't bottleneck a single card
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post #38 of 56
a 965 shouldn't bottleneck 1 570 (the same as 1x480)


EDIT:


Unless you are running something like 800x600 lol
post #39 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by hodgoes2001 View Post
a 965 shouldn't bottleneck 1 570 (the same as 1x480)


EDIT:


Unless you are running something like 800x600 lol
This.

Thats complete crap. I know SLI bottlenecks the AMD NB. But a single card, no.
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post #40 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post
My 965 Bottlenecks my 570, so yes... I should have got a damn i5 750... ****!!!!

AMD is just one of those things you regret in the future
I doubt that. A HD 5870 is no GTX 570 but I ran these test earlier today, or yesterday, whatever, and an X4 at 4.0ghz actually had slightly better numbers than an X6.

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...cores-2-a.html

Now GTX 580 SLI is a whole different story but come on. For real? Why not use that money to upgrade CPu/ MOBO? One 580 is enough.
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