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GTX 590 Bottleneck

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February 13, 2011 2:38:47 AM

Hi everyone,

i am definately buying a gtx 590 but i would like to know if it would get bottlenecked by my system
and by which part would it get bottlenecked by

my system is:
nvidia 790i ultra sli
q9400 3.8ghz stable on air... can push it to 4.0ghz stable if necessary
OCZ platinum DDR3 2000Mhz 2x2GB downclocked to 1800Mhz
1500w thermaltake toughpower PSU... definately will support the 590 :) 
current GPU is oc'd gtx 280

could you please also tell me how my system would go with sli GTX 590's

i will be upgrading to Sandy Bridge E once it gets released
i decided to skip intel 1336 as no game maxes out my CPU except for FSX

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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 3:10:39 AM

sli'd dual gpu cards don't scale that well. it's a waste of money but good for your epeen.

i would suggest 3 gtx580 instead if you're display is around 2560x1600. as 3 gtx580 in 1200p/1080p performs almost the same as 2 gtx580.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 3:42:54 AM

just to note thats from 2005, but it gives u an idea on cpu bottleknecking
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 3:47:53 AM

One GTX 590 and your CPU will be fine, but two, I think your CPU would bottleneck them. Although you said you were getting a sandy bridge CPU. If you can OC the sandy bridge CPU to say, 4.3+ Ghz you should be fine with dual GTX 590s.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 3:59:52 AM

piff, he doesnt require to overclock at 4.3 , the cpu itself would be fine without overclocking it, of course overclocking it is a plus. but he will have to invest in a good quality cooler like prolimatech megahalem with a scythe kaze 3000 rmp+ fan, to cool it at that rating or go water cooling, which is expensive in my opinion and not worth it

noctua has some good coolers in the 60$ range , but prolimatech is top king these days for air cooling tbh
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 4:03:37 AM

You will need a nice OC to run dual GTX 590s in SLI. You don't need to go and buy the best cooler either. And yes, he might need 4.3Ghz. Maybe 4Ghz would work, but those are some heavy cards.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 4:18:02 AM

i second that, thats some crazy wattage u got there, buddy, im sorry donut but a high end air cooler is not required but encouraged, since it give u more headroom for overclocking and lower temps all around
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February 13, 2011 7:19:19 AM

i have a scyth Kaze 3000rpm for my cpu and currently running 5x140mm 1500rpm fans and another 2x120mm 2000rpm fans in my case.... Cooling isnt a problem as my case doesnt go above 50C with gpu peaking at 55C and cpu at 60C

im glad to hear that a single 590 wont bottleneck it and i probably wont get a second 590 as wh3resmycar pointed out that quad sli scaling isnt that good... well we'll just have to c once it comes out.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 7:34:01 AM

ur good with 1 gtx 590, u could just get 2 gtx 560s would be a great combo also :D 
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February 13, 2011 7:46:47 AM

haha two gtx 560s... nah thats crap.... two 8500gt's would be better :p 
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a c 106 U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 3:57:47 PM

There is no GTX590, at least not yet anyway. If and when it comes out then we'll see how it scales with the CPU. Till then who knows. Also, why do you care if you're going to upgrade to Sandy Bridge soon anyway :p .
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 3:57:50 PM

sk8hockey said:
haha two gtx 560s... nah thats crap.... two 8500gt's would be better :p 

yeah.... okay.......
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 3:58:47 PM

iceclock said:
i second that, thats some crazy wattage u got there, buddy, im sorry donut but a high end air cooler is not required but encouraged, since it give u more headroom for overclocking and lower temps all around

I know a high-end cooler is encouraged, but I get really good temps on my stock cooler with an OC, why couldn't he? I didn't say not to get one.
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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2011 4:01:29 PM

megamanx00 said:
There is no GTX590, at least not yet anyway. If and when it comes out then we'll see how it scales with the CPU. Till then who knows. Also, why do you care if you're going to upgrade to Sandy Bridge soon anyway :p .

He wants us to know that he will be getting a better CPU so no bottlenecks.
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February 14, 2011 4:02:51 AM

i also wanted to know if i can wait for sandy bridge E prices to go down or if i have to buy it straight away cause my cpu will be bottlenecking the GTX 590
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 4:05:15 AM

It might take a while for SB prices to drop. The soonest they would drop is id BD kicks butt. AMD's thing is to kinda sell their CPUs for cheap and not have the SUPER BEST-ER-EST CPU out there. So I doubt it will beat SB.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 7:38:36 AM

sk8hockey said:
haha two gtx 560s... nah thats crap.... two 8500gt's would be better :p 


You're kidding, right?
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 2:37:34 PM

lol, i scoff at that comment, 2 8500gts barely runs anything lol, compared to 1 gtx 560 ti
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February 21, 2011 3:51:35 AM

Griffolion said:
You're kidding, right?


of course im joking... 2x 8500gt are overkill. all u really need is an ATI card.... BOOM!!! c wat i did there XD
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February 21, 2011 3:52:48 AM

anywayz thanks ever1 for all ur opinions... they really helped.
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a c 79 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 10:09:14 PM

cheers
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