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Best gpu or gpus witch can't be bottlenecked by i7 950

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May 7, 2012 8:30:00 PM

whati is the best gpu or gpus witch can't be bottlenecked by i7 950 on stock clocks ? i repeat ... on Stock clocks !!! on 3.06 ghz .. i mean for example can gtx 580 in sli be bottlenecked by i7 950 on stock clocks ? what can be max powerful gpu for i7 950 ? i just want to use full potencial of my i7 950 on stock clocks and buy the best gpu .... or gpus .... im now on GT 520 again and plan to buy some card or cards :) 
a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 8:37:42 PM

What games are you looking at playing? In some games, even low end cards could be bottlenecked by a stock 950.
a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 8:38:16 PM

The 950 isn't likely to bottleneck anything out today. Unless you go really nuts and dump a couple grand into video cards, you'll be fine.
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May 7, 2012 8:40:43 PM

What game are you planning on playing?

Bottlenecking depend on quite a few factor.
May 7, 2012 8:44:46 PM

What games are you looking at playing? In some games, even low end cards could be bottlenecked by a stock 950.


haha low end cards ? like gt 520 ? hahahaha :) ))

willard


as i know my cpu can even handle gtx 680 with stock clock 3.0ghz :)  but for example if i run gtx 680 on sli then i will be bottleneked for sure .... so what is my limit ? if i can handle single gtx 680 and can't 2 gtx 680 .. so max potencilaf of my gpu is like ... gtx 580 in sli ? witch is faster then gtx 590 and 680 to :)  ?


May 7, 2012 8:46:35 PM

590 is faster, but it eats more wattage and generate more heats.
But it would also depend on the game and program in question.

Here in this compaasion, 590 scored higher in 3Dmark and Batman Arkham city, but is unable to do BF3 at max setting.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1452/pg14/nvidia-...
a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 8:49:49 PM

I doubt anybody can answer this question to the degree of accuracy you'd like. It's going to depend very heavily on the game you're playing, and usually when you see these ridiculously powerful gaming rigs they usually match it with an equally awesome CPU, rather than a two year old enthusiast chip.
a c 102 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 9:10:33 PM

my suggestion would be to get what gpu you want and then if it ends up bottlenecking crank up the graphics settings and bye bye bottleneck
May 7, 2012 9:12:27 PM

sure i agree taht gtx 590 is faster then 680 :)  but gtx 580 in sli is faster then gtx 590 but less then gtx 680 in sli :p  i just don't want to wast moeny for too powerful gpu witch can be bottlenecked by i7 950 .... hm .... it seems i need something like gtx 590 or a bit faster like 10-15% then 590 .... ya ?
May 7, 2012 9:39:29 PM

darksalvatore said:
sure i agree taht gtx 590 is faster then 680 :)  but gtx 580 in sli is faster then gtx 590 but less then gtx 680 in sli :p  i just don't want to wast moeny for too powerful gpu witch can be bottlenecked by i7 950 .... hm .... it seems i need something like gtx 590 or a bit faster like 10-15% then 590 .... ya ?


As was asked multiple time before, What game are you planning on playing?

Future proofing is the most unreliable way to buy stuff, I would say.
And what is your budget?

SLI/Crossfire, is generally not recomedned for general usage or gaming.
May 7, 2012 9:55:59 PM

mostly i plan to play skyrim and bf3 ... um and maybe crysis 3 and generals 2 when they comes out :)  yes and sure eldar scrools online :) 
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a c 117 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 10:20:58 PM

unless you got $1,000 for a 680 SLI or $2,000 for a 690 quad SLI, don't worry about it.
May 8, 2012 9:22:06 AM

i plan to get gtx 680 or 580 in sli .... for 680 i7 950 is enough on stock clocks .... for gtx 580 in sli idk :( 
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a c 117 U Graphics card
May 8, 2012 4:21:04 PM

darksalvatore said:
i plan to get gtx 680 or 580 in sli .... for 680 i7 950 is enough on stock clocks .... for gtx 580 in sli idk :( 

here is a review for 680 SLI using the exact same CPU @ stock. looks like no bottleneck to me while reading and looking at the benchmarks:
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 SLI
May 8, 2012 6:58:56 PM

correct link please .. i cant enter site :) 
May 8, 2012 9:42:47 PM

looniam it's not on stock .. its on 3.8 :p  but hope anyway 3.0 wont bottleneck me:p 
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a c 117 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 1:14:12 AM

my apologies i might have had my eyes crossed and read 3.08 :p  though a 22% overclock can make a difference.
again i will use the tired cliche of "depending on the game and your resolution you'll be fine". squeek a 10% overclock in there and you'll have breathing room; just saying.
a c 216 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 1:21:18 AM

The correct answer is, "unless you go super cheap, you cannot avoid the occasional CPU bottleneck".

Seriously, there are games out there that are either poorly coded, or stress the CPU a lot. Example: I recently started playing Risen 2. I was trying to tune the settings on my i7 920 with a 680 to look the best with good FPS. Unfortunately, no matter what I did, I was getting dips into the 30's. I decided to check to make sure my CPU OC was properly clocked, and it turned out it was running at stock (actually a touch below stock, since turbo was off). After restoring my OC to 3.8 Ghz, I was getting mins over in the high 50's (not sure why it was so severe).

Games like Starcraft II with large maps will do the same. You also might find multiplayer BF3 maps will too.

The reality is, bottlenecks will shift from CPU to GPU depending on the game, unless your system is not balanced.
a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 1:28:20 AM

bystander said:
The correct answer is, "unless you go super cheap, you cannot avoid the occasional CPU bottleneck".

This is precisely the case. My 2500k can't even push a min of 60 fps at 5.0GHz in some games (there does not exist a CPU that can do this for SC2), so limited bottlenecking is simply a reality with a 950. I'd recommend just getting the best GPU you can afford and not worry about bottlenecks.
May 9, 2012 6:34:52 AM

YEAH :)  imho ... upgradidng from i7 950 is not smart way :)  and upgrade to what ? sb or ivy ? wothless i think .... then i have to change mainboard to ....i think the best deal will be gtx 680 superclocked withch is like 10% faster then reference with my i7 950 on slock clocks :p  on nvidia site i saw that all gpus was testen only with i7 on 3.3 ghz ... so ican get even gtx 690 ? :) )) look at that :) )


http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...


i don't think that 300mhz will make a big differenece .. and my cpu can selfoverlock single core to 3.3 mhz .. don't forget it ^^
a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 10:20:38 AM

People seem to not realize that it depends on the Software really, how its coded to work with the hardware.
May 9, 2012 10:55:45 AM

recon-uk


agree :)  580 in sli needs like 3.5 minimum as i know ... i was wrong when bought 7970 ... good thing is that i sold it with benefits :) )) i have now gtx 560ti and i have better fps on skyrim then ihad on 7970 lol : )))))
May 12, 2012 7:06:42 PM

maybe even wait for maxwell ? idk .. im now on gtx 560 ti .... cna paly any game on high or ultra :)  only problem with ultra is crysis 2 and bf3 ...
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