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I-5 and two 770's ?

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July 4, 2013 10:53:08 AM

Hello, I was wondering if I were to go with the new I-5 (Haswell) cheaper than an I-7 Ivy bridge would it be bottlenecking at all?

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
x2 GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Just want to know if there will be any bottlenecking there?

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July 4, 2013 10:57:01 AM

NO. That would be an insane build. However, if you want to run more than one monitor, I recommend getting a 4GB version.
EDIT: Insane meaning awesome.
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July 4, 2013 10:57:32 AM

no more bottlenecking then there would be with the i7. so in relation to eachother? nope.
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July 4, 2013 11:04:09 AM

Hmmm so even in SLI I would want to get the 4GB versions to run more than one monitor? Why?
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July 4, 2013 11:09:22 AM

Someguyman said:
Hmmm so even in SLI I would want to get the 4GB versions to run more than one monitor? Why?


Because VRAM does not stack in SLI. Two 2GB cards does not mean 4GB of VRAM; it means two GB of VRAM, which may not be sufficient to run more than one 1080p monitor.
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July 4, 2013 11:17:41 AM

VRAM is mirrored in SLI, not duplicated, so while VRAM does not double, the actual throughput increases.

2 HD monitors will run just fine, but if you want surround gaming, get the 4GB versions, if not surround gaming, do not bother.
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July 4, 2013 11:21:19 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
Someguyman said:
Hmmm so even in SLI I would want to get the 4GB versions to run more than one monitor? Why?


Because VRAM does not stack in SLI. Two 2GB cards does not mean 4GB of VRAM; it means two GB of VRAM, which may not be sufficient to run more than one 1080p monitor.


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in SLi/xfire, the ram each core is using is limited to the individual card's ram. so when you push the resolutions even though they're splitting the work, it's not that efficient, so the whole project gets loaded in duplicate onto each gpu's ram ... so once you push past 2gb of vram needed at x resolution, your cards will get vram bottlenecked. This is why it's such a shame the AMD cards xfire sucks so bad. The top of the line amd all come with 3gb by default... which apparently is enough vram to play most games at 4k resolutions.
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July 4, 2013 11:23:23 AM

Well I doubt I will ever be doing surround gaming pretty much one screen with great FPS for me :D 
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July 4, 2013 11:26:52 AM

Someguyman said:
Well I doubt I will ever be doing surround gaming pretty much one screen with great FPS for me :D 


Then save some cash and go the 2GB version. I hope that monitor is 120Hz + or larger than HD...
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July 4, 2013 11:31:47 AM

2560x1080 at 120Hz and 21:9 ratio. Got this monitor first and now it is PC upgrade time.
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July 4, 2013 11:40:55 AM

Someguyman said:
2560x1080 at 120Hz and 21:9 ratio. Got this monitor first and now it is PC upgrade time.


Worst gaming monitor on the planet. That is an expensive monitor meant for business people to have two full-sized windows open at once, not for gamers...
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July 4, 2013 11:50:12 AM

I know I just love the size !!
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July 4, 2013 11:58:49 AM

Someguyman said:
I know I just love the size !!


Haha, that's true. It is very... unique.
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July 4, 2013 12:01:49 PM

Someguyman said:
hahahah yeah it is a unique monitor lol

quick change of an idea what if I were to go with the I-5 Ivy bridge? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Would that be bottlenecking them at all?


No. Just make sure that you get a Z77, socket 1155 motherboard if you're going with IB.
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July 4, 2013 12:20:57 PM

Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:


If you haven't bought it yet, just get an Asrock Extreme4 for $50 cheaper; it will perform the same. If you have bought it already, then it should work.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What about this one ?


Sure. It is on par with the Extreme4, and both are great price/performance motherboards. Whichever one floats your boat :) 
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July 4, 2013 12:23:54 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:


If you haven't bought it yet, just get an Asrock Extreme4 for $50 cheaper; it will perform the same. If you have bought it already, then it should work.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What about this one ?


Sure. It is on par with the Extreme4, and both are great price/performance motherboards. Whichever one floats your boat :) 


I am going to stick with the M77 Mpower because it fits my color scheme and it matches the RAM and the Led's lol
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July 4, 2013 12:30:45 PM

Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:


If you haven't bought it yet, just get an Asrock Extreme4 for $50 cheaper; it will perform the same. If you have bought it already, then it should work.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What about this one ?


Sure. It is on par with the Extreme4, and both are great price/performance motherboards. Whichever one floats your boat :) 


I am going to stick with the M77 Mpower because it fits my color scheme and it matches the RAM and the Led's lol


Okay. It's your choice.
Don't forget to pick a B.A.! :) 
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July 4, 2013 12:32:11 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:


If you haven't bought it yet, just get an Asrock Extreme4 for $50 cheaper; it will perform the same. If you have bought it already, then it should work.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What about this one ?


Sure. It is on par with the Extreme4, and both are great price/performance motherboards. Whichever one floats your boat :) 


I am going to stick with the M77 Mpower because it fits my color scheme and it matches the RAM and the Led's lol


Okay. It's your choice.
Don't forget to pick a B.A.! :) 


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July 4, 2013 12:38:14 PM

Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Someguyman said:
dannyboy2233 said:


If you haven't bought it yet, just get an Asrock Extreme4 for $50 cheaper; it will perform the same. If you have bought it already, then it should work.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What about this one ?


Sure. It is on par with the Extreme4, and both are great price/performance motherboards. Whichever one floats your boat :) 


I am going to stick with the M77 Mpower because it fits my color scheme and it matches the RAM and the Led's lol


Okay. It's your choice.
Don't forget to pick a B.A.! :) 


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B.A. stands for "Best Answer". If you feel that there has been someone who has really helped you on this thread, there is a great button at the bottom of their post and you can choose theirs as the best answer! :) 
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