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Here, Guru3d is running a 4+ year old 4 core i7 965x at a measly 3.8Ghz and comparing it to today's $1000+ 6-core 3960x running at 4.6Ghz when running Titan.

No difference. None at all. I'm a very frustrated by the advice I've been seeing on this forum where guys with 920's @ 3.8, 4.0, or even 4.2 are told to upgrade in order to "properly" run a single Titan. Sorry, but that's not necessary at all.















 

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965x launched with 1k price...Its a beast cpu even now. But you right if your resolution is 1440p+ a i5 is fine.
 

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965x launched with 1k price...Its a beast cpu even now. But you right if your resolution is 1440p+ a i5 is fine.
Think you are confusing the 965x (Bloomfield quadcore) 980X with (Gulftown six core). The 920 and the 965x are both nehalem architecture quad cores and a 920 running at 4.0 GHz is faster then a 965x running at 3.8GHz.

Like i7monkey I have been frustrated with the amount of people that over estimate the CPU requirements of modern games. Most modern games are shader heavy and pare that up with +1080p resolutions and AA and you got games that are extremely GPU dependent.
 

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965x launched with 1k price...Its a beast cpu even now. But you right if your resolution is 1440p+ a i5 is fine.
There's minimal difference at low resolutions like 1280x1024 where bottlenecks are at their biggest. And even at that resolution, you've got more than enough FPS.
 

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Think you are confusing the 965x (Bloomfield quadcore) 980X with (Gulftown six core). The 920 and the 965x are both nehalem architecture quad cores and a 920 running at 4.0 GHz is faster then a 965x running at 3.8GHz.

Like i7monkey I have been frustrated with the amount of people that over estimate the CPU requirements of modern games. Most modern games are shader heavy and pare that up with +1080p resolutions and AA and you got games that are extremely GPU dependent.
http://ark.intel.com/products/37149/Intel-Core-i7-965-Processor-Extreme-Edition-8M-Cache-3_20-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-QPI

I only talked about 965x. I dont know why you compare 980x or even 920.My statement is that a 965x in a beast cpu even now.
 

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Single GPU has always been lighter then feeding two cards at once.

The GTX Titan will demand less CPU power then your 7950xf setup would demand out of it.
True multi GPU systems require more CPU power the equivalent single card solution but the difference is not that big. Most of the CPU work load comes form running the software (game engine) it self not from sending data to the graphics card.
 

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Single GPU has always been lighter then feeding two cards at once.

The GTX Titan will demand less CPU power then your 7950xf setup would demand out of it.
very nice.
 

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http://ark.intel.com/products/37149/Intel-Core-i7-965-Processor-Extreme-Edition-8M-Cache-3_20-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-QPI

I only talked about 965x. I dont know why you compare 980x or even 920.My statement is that a 965x in a beast cpu even now.
Yeah totally miss read you post
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For some reason I read "965x launched with 1k price...Its a beast cpu even now" as "965x launched with 1k price...It was the best cpu then". Yes I can be a ****** sometimes
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965X is a 920 with a bumped clock speed and an unlocked multi. It's actually a worse CPU than most 920s because it's C0 stepping instead of the D0 which OC'd much better.
Yeah true.But i dont think the point of this thread is this one. If a 965x can hold a titan then a 920 can do it too. People underestimate previous generation of i7 which is sad
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Yeah true.But i dont think the point of this thread is this one. If a 965x can hold a titan then a 920 can do it too. People underestimate previous generation of i7 which is sad
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I had two i7 860s, beast CPUs
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Clocked like crap though, needed 1.45v for 4ghz even on water.
 

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There aren't many practical reasons for gamers to upgrade if they have an i7 of any generation.

Gulftown will satisfy my needs for years to come, I'm sure.
 

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my i7 920 D0 can do 4.7 ghz but 1.45 v. I keep it at 4.0 ghz 24/7 @ 1.28 v.
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Just got a new waterblock on mine.

Got it up to 4.4ghz but at 1.5v
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my board sucks for overclocking.

Running 4.3ghz now though, still a great CPU. Only thing I hate is the lack of Video Memory in my cards. Give me a titan for 799 and ill be happy.
 

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I'm going to stick with my I7 2600k @ 4.6ghz for some time 2 years strong it's a great CPU very happy with it?

Just unsure about dropping 1k into a video card
 
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