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November 7, 2013 9:43:48 AM

Hey guys im running 2 770s in sli right now and a 3770k. Im running bf4 on 5760x1080 and i want 60fps on ultra. I am thinking of getting a third, but i was not sure if my 3770k will bottleneck them. I have full custom water cooling with over 700mm of radiator space, so what should I overclock to in order to prevent the bottleneck? Cheers :D 
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November 7, 2013 9:49:29 AM

It will not be a bottleneck in a sense but OC will most likely yield fps increase.
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November 7, 2013 9:50:07 AM

Your CPU isn't the problem, your MoBo might be as depending on its PCI memory lanes you could not get much of a boost on going to a 3-way SLI setup.

EDIT: Nevermind, just saw that you have a Maximus V Extreme, you're good to go.
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November 7, 2013 9:50:52 AM

PepitoTV said:
Your CPU isn't the problem, your MoBo might be as depending on its PCI memory lanes you could not get much of a boost on going to a 3-way SLI setup.

I am currently running a Maximus V Extreme. Will this hurt performance?

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November 7, 2013 9:51:43 AM

rolli59 said:
It will not be a bottleneck in a sense but OC will most likely yield fps increase.
Are you sure? I hear stories of a 3770k bottlenecking two, which i find hard to believe :p 

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November 7, 2013 10:00:13 AM

Luke Phillips said:
PepitoTV said:
Your CPU isn't the problem, your MoBo might be as depending on its PCI memory lanes you could not get much of a boost on going to a 3-way SLI setup.

I am currently running a Maximus V Extreme. Will this hurt performance?



Nope from the CPU side, I just edited my post.

On your profile you list a 800W PSU, you may want to change that to 1000W in order to get the 3-way SLI and the heavy overclocking you're going to do.
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a c 155 Î Nvidia
a c 299 Ĉ ASUS
November 7, 2013 10:00:17 AM

Luke Phillips said:
rolli59 said:
It will not be a bottleneck in a sense but OC will most likely yield fps increase.
Are you sure? I hear stories of a 3770k bottlenecking two, which i find hard to believe :p 



I look at it this way, in gaming there is little to gain from anything over an OC I5 "K" CPU. Which puts the 3770K right at the top of gaming CPU's. What is stronger LGA 2011 hex cores do they give you anything in gaming? Not until they get multithreaded games to play with and we are not there yet http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graph...
So really if we want to talk about bottleneck then yes 3770K would not get the same fps as OC 3770K. It is all what we compare it with. Going Tri SLI is not going to yield the same performance increase as going to dual cards and the benefit of that has always been disputed. You might be better of selling the 770's and go 780 in SLI for the same results.

Here you can see Titans compared in both http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_T...
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November 7, 2013 10:16:41 AM

PepitoTV said:
Luke Phillips said:
PepitoTV said:
Your CPU isn't the problem, your MoBo might be as depending on its PCI memory lanes you could not get much of a boost on going to a 3-way SLI setup.

I am currently running a Maximus V Extreme. Will this hurt performance?



Nope from the CPU side, I just edited my post.

On your profile you list a 800W PSU, you may want to change that to 1000W in order to get the 3-way SLI and the heavy overclocking you're going to do.

I have 1050w, havent recently updated it though
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November 7, 2013 10:16:41 AM

PepitoTV said:
Luke Phillips said:
PepitoTV said:
Your CPU isn't the problem, your MoBo might be as depending on its PCI memory lanes you could not get much of a boost on going to a 3-way SLI setup.

I am currently running a Maximus V Extreme. Will this hurt performance?



Nope from the CPU side, I just edited my post.

On your profile you list a 800W PSU, you may want to change that to 1000W in order to get the 3-way SLI and the heavy overclocking you're going to do.

I have 1050w, havent recently updated it though
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November 7, 2013 11:13:30 AM

rolli59 said:
Luke Phillips said:
rolli59 said:
It will not be a bottleneck in a sense but OC will most likely yield fps increase.
Are you sure? I hear stories of a 3770k bottlenecking two, which i find hard to believe :p 



I look at it this way, in gaming there is little to gain from anything over an OC I5 "K" CPU. Which puts the 3770K right at the top of gaming CPU's. What is stronger LGA 2011 hex cores do they give you anything in gaming? Not until they get multithreaded games to play with and we are not there yet http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graph...
So really if we want to talk about bottleneck then yes 3770K would not get the same fps as OC 3770K. It is all what we compare it with. Going Tri SLI is not going to yield the same performance increase as going to dual cards and the benefit of that has always been disputed. You might be better of selling the 770's and go 780 in SLI for the same results.

Here you can see Titans compared in both http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_T...

In benchmarks 3 way 770 is only 1 fps slower than 780 3 way in bf3 5760x1080. This benchmark is the main reason i went with the 770s and not the 780s for the extra $450+. Heres the link us.hardware.info/reviews/4632/7/geforce-gtx-700-series-sli-review-geforce-gtx-760770780-in-sli-and-3-way-sli-battlefield-3---5760x1080-+-frametimes
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