moto nack said:
OK, so i've got some money saved up right now and am wondering about a few purchases.
A. I could buy a 2600k with a P67 board.
B. Wait for LGA 2011..
Also, would a 2600k bottleneck a GTX 580 sli setup? Seeing as I've already got one and will be buying another when one is not enough for the latest games to show up later on.
I see you've already selected a "best answer", but here's more food for thought:
1.) ATI cards (quoted in a response) are more bandwidth-dependant than Nvidia cards, so you'd likely see "minimal" losses going to x8/x8
2.) The NF200 PCIe bridge has a repeater function that basically sends the same data to both cards simultaneously. Nvidia calls it "Broadcast", and it's a complete equalizer when it comes to SLI since both cards in the array need the same data.
3.) If you're worried about bandwidth, NF200-equipped LGA-1155 motherboards are already on the market.