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June 18, 2010 3:33:36 PM

i7 930 @ 2.8Ghz, and a Gigabyte 5970. Any foreseeable problems?

Thanks. I'm building a new rig.

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June 18, 2010 4:13:08 PM

Kinda depends on your resolution as well as what games. I can't see it bottlenecking below 60fps ever so it shouldn't be an issue at all. But yes, in theory you will be able to get a CPU bottleneck - for example my i5 750 bottlenecked my CF 5850s in FurMark running at only 1280x1050 resolution (5 FPS gain over a single 5850) but then running at 1920x1080 the gain was huge (up to 90% more FPS). So yeah, not really anything to worry about but I would still advise at least a small OC. And guessing you're buying 1600mhz RAM, you'll probably be running a 160 base clock which will give you, with turbo, 3.36ghz and up to 3.8ghz. You'll be ok.
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June 18, 2010 4:31:36 PM

I'll be running games at 1920x1200, and 6GB of 1600mhz RAM.

So you're saying that the processor's turbo mode will be sufficient?
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June 18, 2010 4:37:51 PM

Yes I'm confident your CPU won't bottleneck your gaming.
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June 18, 2010 4:49:29 PM

So the turbo up to 3.06 ghz will kick in whenever I play?

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June 18, 2010 5:03:03 PM

The way turbo works is it boost the multiplier based now how many threads are running. Full 4 core threading will run at 21x but games often only use up to 2 maybe 3 cores so you'll run as high as 24x multiplier. DX11 finally brings useful multithreading tho. But either way, more threads running a little slower is still generally faster than fewer but slightly faster threads.
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