OC q6600 & AMD 6870 CF setup?

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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  1. 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...
  2. 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..
  3. yeach 1 vga card enough !
  4. 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.
  5. ^ All true, but the the Q at 3.4 is plenty even being 4 years old.
  6. 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... :)
  7. Clock for clock its still faster than a Phenom II 955 :P
  8. faster..??? where is from...? :non:
  9. deadjon said:
    Clock for clock its still faster than a Phenom II 955 :P


    faster.... ??? where is from..? :non:
  10. Here are the benches (its in russian, but you see the charts and the numbers in english

    http://www.hwbox.gr/reviews/3253-quad-core-round-up-amd-vs-intel-clock-clock-2.html
  11. 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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