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Just crank the settings and AA in the games you play until you're at 40-60fps average and your CPU won't bottleneck much at all.
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That is pretty much what I was saying. resolution going up can result in the card not being able to push the same settings.
so going from max settings at 1680 x 1050, to 1920x1080 will result in possibly not being able to push max settings.
No. its nothing what you were saying. Stop trying to be right and give up already.

Where do we draw the line for playable? Obviously you will not the same FPS mark, but its not going to net you such a drop in FPS that you need to lower your settings. Considering at 1680x1050 you can average around 60. Your idea could be entirely plausible if 30FPS was all we could get ay 1050p, but its not.

EVEN IF, frames per second took a perfect impact based on resolution, it'd still be more than playable. (Not saying that it does or will for sure)

1680x1050 = 75% pixel count of 1920x1200.

60 x .75 = 45.

Did i do that math correctly??
Edited by Ryanb213 - 4/24/11 at 7:41pm
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I had 470 sli with a Q9550 @ 3.6, it bottlenecked.

Not in all games, but in many.

You will obviously get more than 20k in vantage though.
Edited by ilam3d - 4/25/11 at 9:10am
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sweet. Just installed my GTX 470. SLI FTW BABEH!

also running them at stock at the moment.

What should I use? EVGA OC Scanner?
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OC scanner is decent, it's a good starting point. Followed by loops of Heaven, 3dMark11, and Crysis (that's what I use anyway). If your OC passes all those tests, you're sure to be stable.
    
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OC scanner is decent, it's a good starting point. Followed by loops of Heaven, 3dMark11, and Crysis (that's what I use anyway). If your OC passes all those tests, you're sure to be stable.
Thanks brett. Just ran 06 and I found that it said "SLI - NO"

When I have it set to enable in NVCPL and GPU-z says SLI - Enabled [2 GPUS]

Let me run it again.

Cards are at stock until I test for stability. My goal is 800Mhz at first and then upwards from there.
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I use F@H to test the stability of my HW. I just folded 57 hours straight on my i7 2600K and it passed without fail so it's stable enough for me. Same with my GTX 470s, F@H is pretty stressfull
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What do you mean it says 'SLI - NO'?

You mean the application didn't detect you were running in multi-gpu config? That doesn't mean anything. Futuremark's hardware detection system is really buggy, esp. when you run the older suites on the newest hardware. Ignore this anomaly

In fact, you should ignore 06 altogether. You're NOT going to be impressed with your score/SLI scaling, as that test is going to be HUGELY cpu-limited on your rig.
    
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Thanks brett. Just ran 06 and I found that it said "SLI - NO"

When I have it set to enable in NVCPL and GPU-z says SLI - Enabled [2 GPUS]

Let me run it again.

Cards are at stock until I test for stability. My goal is 800Mhz at first and then upwards from there.
Is there any way you can increase your FSB or RAM speeds?
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