Originally Posted by Somedude168
K well after some of your opinions I'm leaning towards 6990+6970. There's no known issues with this combo with a sandy bridge mobo right? I asked on another site and they told me it was a stupid idea and it would run bad on my mobo. Which is what is worrying me. Thanks again.
they're telling you it won't run right, when it's the most powerfull platform at this moment? they're idiots if they think a phenom is any better, and x58 will barely yeild 5% difference clock for clock if it ever gets that high in the first place...
it's not gonna work bad i'll tell you that for sure, but because of the fact that your resolution is high enough to legitimize the 6990+6970
the only reason i would think it should be better used is that you'd want a higher resolution "eyefinity 3x1 setup" to effectively utilize your cards.... but i hate bezels so bleh
lower resolutions will be cpu based bottle neck, so logically there should be a point in higher resolution where you'd utilize a constant 60fps with max everything on certain games, my personal opinion is that you'll do 40-70fps at 2600x resolution, so that wouldn't be overkill
even then, if i'm bottle necked at low resolutions , and 1080p gives me a "bottlenecked fps" at 100fps, i wouldn't care
sandy bridge platform should be ok, even though it has less pci express lanes than x58, an overclock will help you unleash the fury a bit more on sandy since they can acheive higher clocks,Edited by sirsycott - 4/6/11 at 1:01pm