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OC q6600 & AMD 6870 CF setup?

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November 22, 2010 4:51:20 PM

Core2Quad Q6600 overclocked @ 3.4Ghz(everyday use) or 3.6Ghz with 750w power supply can handle AMD 6870 crossfireX setup? is this overclocked CUP fast enough ?

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November 22, 2010 7:59:57 PM

That overclocked CPU @ 3.6 should be able to handle the 6870 CF setup no problem but it will not make full use of it as an i5 750 or PII x4 955 or better would...
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November 24, 2010 5:31:15 AM

jonpaul37 said:
That overclocked CPU @ 3.6 should be able to handle the 6870 CF setup no problem but it will not make full use of it as an i5 750 or PII x4 955 or better would...


Please help me understand.. What is meant by 'it'll handle without any problems but wont make full use of it'.. In my view, if it can handle it with no problems essentially means it wont be causing any bottlenecks which further means that the cards will run at their utmost potential..
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November 24, 2010 5:59:05 AM

yeach 1 vga card enough !
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November 24, 2010 1:37:22 PM

Emperus said:
Please help me understand.. What is meant by 'it'll handle without any problems but wont make full use of it'.. In my view, if it can handle it with no problems essentially means it wont be causing any bottlenecks which further means that the cards will run at their utmost potential..



Let me elaborate...

People take the term "Bottleneck" and they tear it apart. Just because a CPU will not make full use of 2 x 6870's does not mean it is a bottleneck, it means exactly what it says.

Example: On a clock for clock basis, a Core i5 750 will be able to push a little more performance out of the said crossfire setup as opposed to a Q9550 and a Q9550 will push a little more performance out of the setup as opposed to the Q6600 and a Q6600 would push more performance than an E4500 It has to do with die shrinks, newer technology, etc...

So, clock speed being equal, can the Q6600 push the crossfire 6870 setup? Yes. Will an i5 750 take a little more advantage of that same crossfire setup? Absolutely.

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November 24, 2010 3:11:14 PM

^ All true, but the the Q at 3.4 is plenty even being 4 years old.
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November 24, 2010 3:21:56 PM

sportsfanboy said:
^ All true, but the the Q at 3.4 is plenty even being 4 years old.



Yep, that is why i originally stated that the Q6600 @ 3.6 should handle that crossfire setup with no problemo at all... :) 
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November 26, 2010 10:16:22 AM

Clock for clock its still faster than a Phenom II 955 :p 
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November 26, 2010 11:33:02 PM

faster..??? where is from...? :non: 
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November 26, 2010 11:33:46 PM

deadjon said:
Clock for clock its still faster than a Phenom II 955 :p 


faster.... ??? where is from..? :non: 
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November 27, 2010 1:23:54 PM

I wouldn't worry about it. yes you can have two HD6870's in crossfire but it won't get the best possible performance from them. An i5-760 wouldn't either, you'd get more from an i7-980x overclocked to 4.2Ghz but it really doesn't matter, you can still get good performance.
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