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Just wondering, I get my GTX 470 in the mail next week. I'm hoping Tuesday or Wednesday.

I plan to run them at 800MHz/1600/837 in SLI

What can I expect out of this SLI?

I'm very excited as you can tell lol

I have a feeling I'll be able to max every game out there minus Crysis 1 and Metro =/

Any benchies you could post would be sweet.

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with your overclock you shouldn't do to bad with SLI 470's, I think you are going to be pushing the limits of the chip with that setup, but you shouldn't bottleneck.
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i understand intels older quads are on a par with amds phenom IIs,though i could be wrong.

Either way i have an amd quad OCced to 4ghz/4ghz cpu-nb and 470s in sli and i will not be looking to upgrade the cards for a good few years yet,as they handle themselves very well,and im sure ivy bridge/bulldozer will only allow them to perform even better once the prices settle for the next gen cpu/mobo's.
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thanks thrasher.. good to know.

If I can break 22-24k with SLI I will be happy.. (in 3DMark 06) and maybe 20k in Vantage hopefully (PPU disabled)

EDIT: I plan to get SB in the summer sometime. But for now, I think my system will hold up
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I had a Q9550 at 4.0 Ghz with a pair of 470s a while back, and boy did they bottleneck those beasts.

If you really want to take advantage of high-end 400/500 series SLI setups, I would highly recommend going X6 or i7/SB.

I can guarantee you you'll see your average GPU usage increase more than 40-50% by jumping to some newer architectures.
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Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post
I had a Q9550 at 4.0 Ghz with a pair of 470s a while back, and boy did they bottleneck those beasts.

If you really want to take advantage of high-end 400/500 series SLI setups, I would highly recommend going X6 or i7/SB.

I can guarantee you you'll see your average GPU usage increase more than 40-50% by jumping to some newer architectures.
THIS

my I7 loves my SLI setup
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I noticed if i keep my 920 on stock i won't get 99% usage on both cards in many games but +3.0GHz i7 overclock will push cards usage to 99%... i have it on 4GHz though
post #8 of 73
Though it will be a bottleneck just like my setup, you'll be able to max Metro 2033 and Crysis 1.

At least i can with no problems :/

~55fps in crysis
~70+ in metro 2033
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Originally Posted by Ryanb213 View Post
Though it will be a bottleneck just like my setup, you'll be able to max Metro 2033 and Crysis 1.

At least i can with no problems :/

~55fps in crysis
~70+ in metro 2033
Yes, but that's only at 1680x1050.

1920x1080 or 1920x1200 and above are rather large leaps from that res.
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yeah i play at 1920x1200 with like 4x AA and 16xAF
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