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Old 01-22-09, 06:04 PM   #11
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Default Re: Bad CPU hurting GTX 295?

Originally Posted by Toss3 View Post
I'd recommend getting an i7; nvidia's sli really shows its strength when coupled with a fast processor.
Amen to that, moving from 750i with Q6600/8GB DDR2 to X58 with i7 920/6GB DDR3 has given me incredible results with SLI.

Best way to describe it is X58 finally lets GTX 280 SLI or GTX 295 finally breathe The bandwidth that's needed to get max performance is finally there.
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