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is my CPU good enough for SLI?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 3, 2008 5:00:06 PM

Hi, I have a phenom 9650 quad core cpu and am thinking of getting a 9800 GTX+. In the future I will probably buy another one (my motherboard supports SLI, I can't afford to spend the same amount in one go on one card, and I need to buy something now or the alternative is onboard graphics).

I am just wondering if this will be worth it in terms of cpu bottlenecking? I hope to play a variety of new games on 1920x1200 (as i have a 28 inch monitor) at a reasonably high level and reasonably smoothly, and looking at the benchmarks on this site it looks like it may be worth going SLI eventually (should be able to in 3 or 4 months) as long as my CPU is good enough.


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December 3, 2008 9:57:12 PM

A higher rated single card is better than SLI but your CPU will work fine with SLI and mild overclock.
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December 3, 2008 10:08:35 PM

i think you should get the gtx260 a 9800gtx+ will start to suffer with newer games at that resolution.
December 4, 2008 9:12:06 AM

ok, cheers. When you say 'a mild overclock' how much do you mean, would say 2.6 do it?