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    Question Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Hypothetically speaking would a 2600k bottleneck two 670 in SLI?

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' ½ Dead View Post
    Hypothetically speaking would a 2600k bottleneck two 670 in SLI?
    I would say no, as in game performance for SB vs a 6core SB-E is less than 10% performance difference i dont see how that will bottleneck 2x GTX 670.

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    You should be good to go... No bottleneck there..

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Will I lose out on some ivy bridge processor(3770k) features if I use it on a sandy bridge motherboard?

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Is your Z68 board a gen 3?

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Is your Z68 board a gen 3?
    Yes.

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Your not going to run into any problems Kev

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' ½ Dead View Post
    Will I lose out on some ivy bridge processor(3770k) features if I use it on a sandy bridge motherboard?
    The ivybridge n sandy bridge are very similar chips in terms of performance, only thing is that you will still be running in pci 2.0 instead of pci 3.0. the pci 3.0 is only activated with an ivy chip and z77 chipset

    And not to worry the difference between pci 2 and 3 is only about 1% thereabouts

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    The ivybridge n sandy bridge are very similar chips in terms of performance, only thing is that you will still be running in pci 2.0 instead of pci 3.0. the pci 3.0 is only activated with an ivy chip and z77 chipset

    And not to worry the difference between pci 2 and 3 is only about 1% thereabouts
    oh well, I'll get the 2700k since the only difference is PCI 3.0 ...which I cant get on the sandy bridge chipset. That would be a waste of money.

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    if you are really into OCing RAM, IB has better memory controller than SB.

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' ½ Dead View Post
    oh well, I'll get the 2700k since the only difference is PCI 3.0 ...which I cant get on the sandy bridge chipset. That would be a waste of money.
    If you have a Gen 3.0 board on the Z68 chipset then you have PCIe 3.0 on at least one slot. (some boards have 2 slots with PCIe 3.0)
    Most of the Gen 3 motherboards updated when IvyB came out. So if you have one 670, you can still take advantage of that with the 3770K or 3570K.

    However the Z77 chipset does have some advantages over the Z68, its very minimal.
    either direction you go, you are still ok. performance diff is very minimal.

    However like Denton said, ivyB does bring better memory OC capabilities due to the better controller in IvyB..

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    Default Re: Would SLI 670 Bottleneck...

    No way 2600k can bottleneck two GTX 670 SLI, I had one i72700k (same thing as 2600K), with 3SLI GTX 580 with no problems at all.

    Always look beyond the limits...

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