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Bottleneck with i7 920 (OC)

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February 20, 2010 1:04:07 AM

Hi, just a quick question, I'm thinking of buying a 5970 for my first rig, but I'm wondering if my i7 920 (which I'm going to OC) will bottleneck it?

If it will, could anyone offer any advice or suggestions on what CPU to get so I wont get any bottlenecking with a 5970?

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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2010 1:20:21 AM

An overclocked i7 920 is the best CPU you can get, I dont think it will bottleneck a 5970. Going to 3.8 +/- 0.2 ghz would be a good match.
February 20, 2010 1:48:11 AM

Ah, one more question I have is, what's the difference between an i7 920 OCd to 3.2 Ghz and a Stock Clock i7 965 at 3.2 Ghz?
a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2010 1:53:22 AM

$750... There was an article/review exploring that and the conclusion was that there was no real difference. (cant find it right now for some reason, ill be back if i do)