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Will a FX 8320 Bottleneck 2 GTX 760 Superclocked GPUs in SLI?

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April 7, 2014 1:38:37 PM

Hey guys, right now I have 1 gtx 760 superclocked GPU by EVGA and I'm interested in throwing in an additional gtx 760 of the same model (680/780 out of budget). Right now I have a FX 8320 CPU and I was wondering if I would see bottle necking issues from this?

Here's my current build:

FX 8320 8 Core Processor 4.3Ghz OC
EVGA GTX 760 GPU
8Gb Gskill Ripjaw DDR3 Ram
GA-970a-ud3 Mobo
Seasonic 750W 80+ bronze PSU
120Gb Samsung EVO SSD
500Gb 7200rpm barracuda
Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooling Fan
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April 7, 2014 1:47:18 PM

Rolando_d said:
Hey guys, right now I have 1 gtx 760 superclocked GPU by EVGA and I'm interested in throwing in an additional gtx 760 of the same model (680/780 out of budget). Right now I have a FX 8320 CPU and I was wondering if I would see bottle necking issues from this?

Here's my current build:

FX 8320 8 Core Processor 4.3Ghz OC
EVGA GTX 760 GPU
8Gb Gskill Ripjaw DDR3 Ram
GA-970a-ud3 Mobo
Seasonic 750W 80+ bronze PSU
120Gb Samsung EVO SSD
500Gb 7200rpm barracuda
Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooling Fan


No. Nope. Nada.
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April 7, 2014 1:48:54 PM

As far as I know the 8320 should be good with your build.
Your mobo is really your bottleneck being as it will run x16 and x4 for SLI.

Edit: That board only supports Crossfire according to Gigabyte so you can't do that.
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...
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April 7, 2014 2:24:11 PM

no because of the strength of those cards you will be cool the 8320 will have less single core strength so in games like skyrim you will only get 130fps instead of 150 but 99% of games you will be great
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April 7, 2014 2:26:29 PM

yep no sli on that board but also please do not crossfire with that board either get the 990 chipset
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April 7, 2014 3:54:26 PM

Wow, good catch Spectre/Coolcole. The board was fairly easy to overclock and and multiple PCI slots so I kind of just assumed SLI was standard. Just wondering, since I don't really need the SLI upgrade yet, (for current games 760 has run everything perfectly to my standards on a 1680X1050 screen) would it be beneficial to go ahead and upgrade Mobo now and take advantage of better overclocking/cooling abilities with better chipset? or wait until I need the upgrade to take advantage of new chipsets from AMD in the near future? (Not sure if they're releasing anything new soon)
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April 7, 2014 4:41:37 PM

Rolando_d said:
Wow, good catch Spectre/Coolcole. The board was fairly easy to overclock and and multiple PCI slots so I kind of just assumed SLI was standard. Just wondering, since I don't really need the SLI upgrade yet, (for current games 760 has run everything perfectly to my standards on a 1680X1050 screen) would it be beneficial to go ahead and upgrade Mobo now and take advantage of better overclocking/cooling abilities with better chipset? or wait until I need the upgrade to take advantage of new chipsets from AMD in the near future? (Not sure if they're releasing anything new soon)


Ya SLI/Crossfire is one of those weird things that isn't always supported when you thing it should be. It is dependent on the Chipset and the manufacturers implementation on the board.

Personally seeing how you are running a 1680x1050 resolution and haven't seen any problems I would hold off on the upgrade. AMD seems to be focusing on the APU's right now anyway. What you have should last you a couple of years at least and you can always revisit upgrading in the future as things change.
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April 7, 2014 9:29:23 PM

Spectre694 said:
Rolando_d said:
Wow, good catch Spectre/Coolcole. The board was fairly easy to overclock and and multiple PCI slots so I kind of just assumed SLI was standard. Just wondering, since I don't really need the SLI upgrade yet, (for current games 760 has run everything perfectly to my standards on a 1680X1050 screen) would it be beneficial to go ahead and upgrade Mobo now and take advantage of better overclocking/cooling abilities with better chipset? or wait until I need the upgrade to take advantage of new chipsets from AMD in the near future? (Not sure if they're releasing anything new soon)


Ya SLI/Crossfire is one of those weird things that isn't always supported when you thing it should be. It is dependent on the Chipset and the manufacturers implementation on the board.

Personally seeing how you are running a 1680x1050 resolution and haven't seen any problems I would hold off on the upgrade. AMD seems to be focusing on the APU's right now anyway. What you have should last you a couple of years at least and you can always revisit upgrading in the future as things change.


Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the help. Y'all saved my ass :/ 
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April 8, 2014 11:37:01 AM

Rolando_d said:
Spectre694 said:
Rolando_d said:
Wow, good catch Spectre/Coolcole. The board was fairly easy to overclock and and multiple PCI slots so I kind of just assumed SLI was standard. Just wondering, since I don't really need the SLI upgrade yet, (for current games 760 has run everything perfectly to my standards on a 1680X1050 screen) would it be beneficial to go ahead and upgrade Mobo now and take advantage of better overclocking/cooling abilities with better chipset? or wait until I need the upgrade to take advantage of new chipsets from AMD in the near future? (Not sure if they're releasing anything new soon)


Ya SLI/Crossfire is one of those weird things that isn't always supported when you thing it should be. It is dependent on the Chipset and the manufacturers implementation on the board.

Personally seeing how you are running a 1680x1050 resolution and haven't seen any problems I would hold off on the upgrade. AMD seems to be focusing on the APU's right now anyway. What you have should last you a couple of years at least and you can always revisit upgrading in the future as things change.


Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the help. Y'all saved my ass :/ 


No prob. Most 970 boards do not support SLI or Crossfire, my board does, but it is a piece of crap.
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April 8, 2014 3:01:01 PM

Rolando_d said:
Spectre694 said:
Rolando_d said:
Wow, good catch Spectre/Coolcole. The board was fairly easy to overclock and and multiple PCI slots so I kind of just assumed SLI was standard. Just wondering, since I don't really need the SLI upgrade yet, (for current games 760 has run everything perfectly to my standards on a 1680X1050 screen) would it be beneficial to go ahead and upgrade Mobo now and take advantage of better overclocking/cooling abilities with better chipset? or wait until I need the upgrade to take advantage of new chipsets from AMD in the near future? (Not sure if they're releasing anything new soon)


Ya SLI/Crossfire is one of those weird things that isn't always supported when you thing it should be. It is dependent on the Chipset and the manufacturers implementation on the board.

Personally seeing how you are running a 1680x1050 resolution and haven't seen any problems I would hold off on the upgrade. AMD seems to be focusing on the APU's right now anyway. What you have should last you a couple of years at least and you can always revisit upgrading in the future as things change.


Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the help. Y'all saved my ass :/ 


No problem. Glad to help.
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