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Will GTX 780 SLI bottleneck an i7-3770?

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July 1, 2013 8:46:00 PM

Hey everybody. I am ordering 2 GTX 780 cards and I am going run them in 2-way SLI mode. I am using an i7-3770 (non k) processor. Because it is locked and I cannot overclock it, I am worried that it will bottleneck my gpu setup. On the other hand, with a turbo boost of 3.9 ghz, the i7-3770's factory clock speed is relatively high. Especially considering the average overclock speeds are only marginally higher (4.2-4.5). Does anybody out there know if I will have bottleneck issues? Or should this setup be just fine?
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July 1, 2013 8:52:59 PM

AndrewEngelbart said:
Hey everybody. I am ordering 2 GTX 780 cards and I am going run them in 2-way SLI mode. I am using an i7-3770 (non k) processor. Because it is locked and I cannot overclock it, I am worried that it will bottleneck my gpu setup. On the other hand, with a turbo boost of 3.9 ghz, the i7-3770's factory clock speed is relatively high. Especially considering the average overclock speeds are only marginally higher (4.2-4.5). Does anybody out there know if I will have bottleneck issues? Or should this setup be just fine?


I think you will be absolutely fine with the i7 3770 and the gtx 780 SLI.....So go ahead and get those beasts (I mean the 780s).....:p 
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July 1, 2013 8:53:35 PM

NO , Not at all. The CPU will not bottleneck at all. The i7 series will never be throttled even with 2 GTX 690s or 3 GTX 780s. Go ahead and buy the GTX 780s. Happy gaming Brother. Also if any one's solution helps you , please give their solution the Best Answer. Forum Members appreciate that a lot. Thanks for posting on TSH's Forum. Have a Nice Day.
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July 2, 2013 2:31:20 AM

Thanks for the best answer , Also just make sure that you have a motherboard with a PCIe3.0x8/3.0x16 slot for optimal performance. If you don't have one such motherboard , get a ASRock Z77 Extreme3/Extreme4. If you want a high end one get a ASUS P8Z77 WS. It has 4Way SLI support. On that note , the i7-3770 has the capability to keep up with Three 780s. For four 780s though , you would choose to get the OC capable i7-3770K though and OC to 4.5GHz at least. But I am not sure if you would have 4 GTX 780s. I mean I am gaming on high at 1080p and getting 40FPS+ on a single HD 7950 and i5-3570K on any game except Crysis 3. So two of those beastly 780s would even satisfy 3D. If you have multiple monitors , you want Three of those though. Anyways , Thanks for posting and Have a Nice Day.
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July 15, 2013 10:34:51 PM

CommentariesAnd More said:
Thanks for the best answer , Also just make sure that you have a motherboard with a PCIe3.0x8/3.0x16 slot for optimal performance. If you don't have one such motherboard , get a ASRock Z77 Extreme3/Extreme4. If you want a high end one get a ASUS P8Z77 WS. It has 4Way SLI support. On that note , the i7-3770 has the capability to keep up with Three 780s. For four 780s though , you would choose to get the OC capable i7-3770K though and OC to 4.5GHz at least. But I am not sure if you would have 4 GTX 780s. I mean I am gaming on high at 1080p and getting 40FPS+ on a single HD 7950 and i5-3570K on any game except Crysis 3. So two of those beastly 780s would even satisfy 3D. If you have multiple monitors , you want Three of those though. Anyways , Thanks for posting and Have a Nice Day.


Thanks for the tips. I am currently running an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z. This MoBo has 2 PCIe ports and that will work just fine with me as I will not be running tri or quad sli. I like to keep it at 2 gpus. I am mainly getting these beasts to crush Crysis 3 and get 60+ FPS with very high settings and msaa x8. In addition, I want a gpu setup that will be able to handle next gen games and serve me well into the future. I am ordering tomorrow morning and the hardware should come the next day. A lot of planning has gone into this upgrade so I am very excited to finally get these beasts.
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July 16, 2013 3:39:34 AM

AndrewEngelbart said:
CommentariesAnd More said:
Thanks for the best answer , Also just make sure that you have a motherboard with a PCIe3.0x8/3.0x16 slot for optimal performance. If you don't have one such motherboard , get a ASRock Z77 Extreme3/Extreme4. If you want a high end one get a ASUS P8Z77 WS. It has 4Way SLI support. On that note , the i7-3770 has the capability to keep up with Three 780s. For four 780s though , you would choose to get the OC capable i7-3770K though and OC to 4.5GHz at least. But I am not sure if you would have 4 GTX 780s. I mean I am gaming on high at 1080p and getting 40FPS+ on a single HD 7950 and i5-3570K on any game except Crysis 3. So two of those beastly 780s would even satisfy 3D. If you have multiple monitors , you want Three of those though. Anyways , Thanks for posting and Have a Nice Day.


Thanks for the tips. I am currently running an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z. This MoBo has 2 PCIe ports and that will work just fine with me as I will not be running tri or quad sli. I like to keep it at 2 gpus. I am mainly getting these beasts to crush Crysis 3 and get 60+ FPS with very high settings and msaa x8. In addition, I want a gpu setup that will be able to handle next gen games and serve me well into the future. I am ordering tomorrow morning and the hardware should come the next day. A lot of planning has gone into this upgrade so I am very excited to finally get these beasts.


Congrats , And yeah , the Gene-Z is just as good , just one question , why not a GTX 770 SLI ? Its just enough games coming 2years later too. You can save money which , can be used for a SSD or a even better , a watercooling loop for the GPU's and CPU.
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July 18, 2013 9:58:11 AM

Hey everybody, just wanna say thanks a ton for the tips and advice with this build I did. It really helped me figure out the right hardware to get. The stuff arrived last night and this thing runs like a champ. Crushes Crysis 3 with Very High settings and MSAA x8, I get around 60 min fps and all the way to 90 max. I am finally happy to have a solid computer that will serve me well into the future.
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