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April 10, 2012 11:03:15 PM

Will my AMD Phenom x4 Deneb 3500 (4k OC) bottle neck a 6850x6870 Frankenfire?

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April 10, 2012 11:30:46 PM

What games will you be playing?
April 10, 2012 11:32:11 PM

I will be getting Skyrim, BF3 and all that good stuff eventually. My most recent games will be Batman Arkham City and Wticher 2 after I set everytyhing up.
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April 10, 2012 11:34:19 PM

In limited situations, but generally no. 64 player bf3 maps will tax the cpu, but will still maintain decent fps.
April 10, 2012 11:36:30 PM

Okay thats great! Can you specify the limited situations if it is simple enough? If not then it's cool cause I would probably take a bat to it before I figured out the problem anyway. LOL

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April 10, 2012 11:47:34 PM
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You should be fine. I run my Phenom X4 980 at stock 3.7 and two 560 ti's and don't get a bottleneck
April 10, 2012 11:47:48 PM

Sorry to say, but your CPU would probably bottleneck Intel HD 3000.

Kidding.

But seriously. I would consider switching to Intel if you are going to be gaming.
April 11, 2012 12:24:29 AM

Your answer isn't relevant to me at the moment but thank you for sharing your love for intel. I'm stuck with what I have and all I would need is a mobo that can crossfire the two.
April 11, 2012 12:26:21 AM

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April 11, 2012 1:34:22 AM

Rockdpm said:
You should be fine. I run my Phenom X4 980 at stock 3.7 and two 560 ti's and don't get a bottleneck

How do you know? Have you tried overclocking?

Just because you get good (or even great) performance doesn't mean there isn't a bottleneck. The key is to overclock until incremental gains in performance are no longer noticed with each subsequent overclock. I find it hard to believe that two high-end GPUs are performing at their maximum potential with a 980 black at stock, when my two 6970s (which just barely beat out your two GPUs, mind you) are bottlenecked by my Sandy Bridge up to 4.20GHz.
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