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i5 3570K bottleneck two 7950s

will a i5 3570K @3.8GHz bottleneck two 7950's?
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  1. NO bottleneck at all.i5 is very strong cpu.go ahead
  2. alright and would my coolermaster 625w extreme 2 be enough?
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    A i5 3570k will bottleneck depending on games those two 7950s only if you game al low resolution.
    @ 1080p or higher resolution or ultra maximum graphics settings no way a 3570k can bottleneck your 7950s
    Even if some days it does you can always overclock the CPU make it run faster.
    No worries, Enjoy

    EDIT:
    You need to change the psu to something better like a TX750 CX750 or XFX750 watt.
    It can power but not reliable for long run, Coolermaster psus are not the best to be honest :)
    Thanks
  4. get corsiar tx 750w as it is enough
  5. I will be at 1080p always and I will try to Max every game (hence two 7950s) but 3.8 is the highest I can go on my CPU :( MOBO doesn't support any higher
  6. xCorzza said:
    I will be at 1080p always and I will try to Max every game (hence two 7950s) but 3.8 is the highest I can go on my CPU :( MOBO doesn't support any higher


    Your fine for now, no worries :)
  7. But yea PSU was my other issue...
  8. ya coolermaster makes a couple good psu's but the extreme 2 is not one of them...bad reliability and overstated wattage. get a nice xfx 750w
  9. xCorzza said:
    I will be at 1080p always and I will try to Max every game (hence two 7950s) but 3.8 is the highest I can go on my CPU :( MOBO doesn't support any higher


    What mobo is it? Does it not allow you to change your multiplier?
  10. I think your PSU is fine ... and as far as the i5 holding back 2xHD7950s, who cares? :lol:

    You will still get exceptional scaling in most games.
  11. IF do decide decide to CF ill just get a TX750 for like $150 my MOBO does support CF right, it's a MSI B75A-G43
  12. yep
  13. RobCrezz said:
    xCorzza said:
    I will be at 1080p always and I will try to Max every game (hence two 7950s) but 3.8 is the highest I can go on my CPU :( MOBO doesn't support any higher


    What mobo is it? Does it not allow you to change your multiplier?

    Multiplier only goes to 38 :(
  14. xCorzza said:
    RobCrezz said:
    xCorzza said:
    I will be at 1080p always and I will try to Max every game (hence two 7950s) but 3.8 is the highest I can go on my CPU :( MOBO doesn't support any higher


    What mobo is it? Does it not allow you to change your multiplier?

    Multiplier only goes to 38 :(


    Ah thats a shame, but even at 3.8 you will get good performance, its a great CPU.

    Plus in the future you can grab a different mobo from ebay and get some more performance out of it by clocking it to 4.3+ if you have a good cooler.
  15. I've got a deep cool gammaxx or something, if need be ill get a H60 or something
  16. Cool, you will easily be able to get 4.3Ghz+ with the right mobo then.
  17. RobCrezz said:
    Cool, you will easily be able to get 4.3Ghz+ with the right mobo then.


    are you all bananas? overclocking and 2 7970's on a coolermaster?...id only trust that to a gold 80 psu with 750W with better reliability ratings.
  18. ARICH5 said:
    RobCrezz said:
    Cool, you will easily be able to get 4.3Ghz+ with the right mobo then.


    are you all bananas? overclocking and 2 7970's on a coolermaster?...id only trust that to a gold 80 psu with 750W with better reliability ratings.



    ... I didnt say anything regarding his PSU, it was already established earlier in the thread that he needs a better PSU.

    I was simply asking about his problem that he couldnt increase his multiplier higher than 38x.
  19. im sorry...just remind him when he raises his multiplyer hell need a quality psu. I took it that hes all good and oc the rig with no changes.

    keep in mind though that when OC'ing all cpu's are different. no one can stae that "you will get this OC from that chip"
  20. ARICH5 said:
    im sorry...just remind him when he raises his multiplyer hell need a quality psu. I took it that hes all good and oc the rig with no changes.

    keep in mind though that when OC'ing all cpu's are different. no one can stae that "you will get this OC from that chip"


    Good point, but I would be surprised if he cant get 4.3Ghz, thats pretty average for that CPU.
  21. when giving advice about OCing its in small increments...not "jump to 4.3"!...bad advice leading to a cpu failure.
  22. 2xHD7950s in X-Fire pull around 350 watts at load. Your rig, even with the i5 at 3.8GHz, should not consume 600w.

    You should, however, check your PSU for 'ripple' OCCT used to chart ripple in their stability test -- not sure if current versions still do ...
  23. ARICH5 said:
    when giving advice about OCing its in small increments...not "jump to 4.3"!...bad advice leading to a cpu failure.


    I think you need glasses. I didn't say "jump to 4.3". I am well aware of overclocking good practice, I have been overclocking CPUS since early slot 1 Celerons (were very popular for overclocking back then) ;)
  24. RobCrezz said:
    Cool, you will easily be able to get 4.3Ghz+ with the right mobo then.


    are you all bananas? overclocking and 2 7970's on a coolermaster?...id only trust that to a gold 80 psu with 750W with better reliability ratings.

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    No one ever said anything about 2 7970s, I would never put two of them on a 625w and as for OCing if you jumped straight to 4.3 from 3.4 you were dropped on your head as a baby.......
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