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Old 02-21-11, 03:54 PM   #10
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Default Re: CPU requirement for GTX 580?

Originally Posted by turdhat View Post
Thanks man. Clearance for SLI is my main concern. With this 2600k at 4.6 the 480 is the bottleneck. No kidding, 10 mhz boost on core (which is just on the outskirts of unstableville for this card) give an increase of a couple fps on the min fps side (the most important side) on just about every game I have benched. The cpu is yawning at my 480 even at 850 core and 2103 mem!

Need to update sig. That 4.8 didnt turn out to be stable. The new i7 chips are really weird. It can be stable in a game at 4.8 all day long but bsod in IE or firefox ?!?!?! Others report the same. Prime stable 12hrs only to have it BSOD in word and have to back off one multi step or up the volts !! hahah

I have no advice for ya I'm hoping to upgrade after all the smoke clears when bulldozer hits the shelves, but I hope I don't run into a problem like that. That makes no sense at all...

On the other hand it is good to hear that the 2600K is more than a match for the 480.

Best of luck with that bsod issue too
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