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Ok i would like to know if my CPU an intel I7 920 @ 4.4GHZ stable on liquidcooling is bottlenecking my Tri-Fire ATI 5870 video card? reason i ask this is cause i am thinking of buying an intel I7 6 cores would it be worth it?
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I can't imagine a i7 920 being bottlenecked. Curious to see what your answers will be.
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I can't imagine a i7 920 being bottlenecked. Curious to see what your answers will be.
i dont know thats why am asking????? i have the money to buy it but i just want to know if it will help me in benching or should i spend my money on something else, i am here to find answers.
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post #4 of 9
I highly doubt its bottlenecking those cards.
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You already have a 6-core.
 
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Munchkinpuncher View Post
I highly doubt its bottlenecking those cards.
will a 6 core help me improve my scores with my tri fire 5870??


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post #7 of 9
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You already have a 6-core.

not yet i currently have an intel 920 and thinking of getting an intel Core i7-970
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post #8 of 9
I think the six core i7 970 will push your video card to the limit with a result of more performance in 3DMARK . probably the i7 920 Can't keep up and stay behind with the TRIPLEFIRE 5870.

i have the same situation running an i7 920 with two-GTX 580 SLI. i think i have to much GPU and not enough CPU.
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post #9 of 9
A 4.4Ghz 920 isn't bottlenecking 3 5870s, no need for a 970 at this time.
    
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