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Old April 5, 2010, 05:29 PM
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ive got an i7 860 (stock clocks) asus maximus 3 board and a 5870. My problem is that i keep hearing about others with 5870s running games and such, with all the bells and whistles and higher framtes then me. im wondering is my cpu bottlenecking my gfx card, do i have to OC it something like 3.4-3.6 to get the most out of my card or is that not really going to gain me anything, or should i jsut suck it up and go crossfire if i want the best perforamce. thanks
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Old April 5, 2010, 07:10 PM
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at low resolutions maybe. by 1920x you shouldnt see much of a difference.
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Old April 5, 2010, 07:40 PM
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your CPU shouldn't really be bottlenecking much of anything, it's damn fast.
Read this, pretty interesting to see the benchmark results. Plus Tom's includes an 870 which is right near your 860.
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