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August 24, 2011 12:44:02 AM

How much CPU power would i need to run 2 crossfired HD Radeon 6950's at their full potential?

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August 24, 2011 10:34:14 AM

rest of system specs? a decent 700w psu should be fine
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August 24, 2011 12:27:02 PM

think what he means is what cpu specs so that it doesnt bottleneck the gpus
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August 24, 2011 12:42:34 PM

Would imagine any sandybridge i5 or i7 would run them fine, would be easier if you said what processor you had
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August 24, 2011 12:45:53 PM

If its a new build then get an i5 2500K.
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August 24, 2011 12:47:18 PM

my bad read to quickly, in which case a i5 2500k overclocked will do good
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August 24, 2011 9:25:36 PM

yeah sorry bout that i have a 1100T right now which ive heard will bottleneck it but i want to know to what extent?
and i should be able to overclock it to a decent amount with my cooler master hyper 212+ with 2 cpu fans not sure how high a overclock though?
i just wanna know if my bottleneck willbe bad enough that i should wait for BD CPU's before i get another 6950
also i dont want to affect the longevity of my processor with the overclock so i dont wanna go to high.
honestly i probably shoulda got a nicer quad core CPU than a hexa which was my mistake....
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August 24, 2011 9:50:04 PM

It depends on the game. A lot of quad-core optimized games will run just fine on the X6, but you'll bottleneck badly optimized games like SC2 or the original Crysis.

EDIT: It's not like it could hurt to get another 6950, you'll see a great performance boost most place.
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August 25, 2011 8:04:05 AM

Oc the cpu the best you can, get another 6950. I doubt there will be much of a bottleneck.
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