I7 950 strong enough for GTX480 SLI?

Would my Intel i7 950 bottleneck a GTX480 SLI set up?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. You are FINE. The i7 950 is about the 4th fastest desktop processor made. You can always overclock the crap out of it as well. It should do ~4ghz on air pretty easy maybe even 4.5.
  2. Thank you very much for the info.
    I never overclocked a CPU myself, so I will search the Internet for a instruction how to do it....thanks again.
  3. The forums here at Tom's have everything you need to overclock. You will as a rule need aftermarket cooling to overclock much and you are crazy not to overclock because doing so will make your i7 950 more powerful than the $1000 Extreme Edition chips but even at stock an i7 950 will not bottleneck SLI GTX480s.
    If you will start a new thread listing your exact parts ( motherboard, RAM, power supply ect. ) I am sure someone will get you started.
  4. manuel2222 said:
    Thank you very much for the info.
    I never overclocked a CPU myself, so I will search the Internet for a instruction how to do it....thanks again.

    Check the OC'ng section and you'll find some useful guides
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-29.html
  5. At stock clocks, it depends on the game. If you overclock it though you won't have to worry about your CPU being the limit for some time :D
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