Originally Posted by hurricane28
More cores doesn't mean higher scores in Fire strike per say, its the core speed that counts. At 4.8 GHz my highest score is around 9500 while at 5.2 GHz i achieved around 10300.. Also RAM speed is very important and can add a few hundred points going from 1866 to 2400 MHz.. Its not all about pure core speed but more if you have an balanced system. 4.8 GHz CPU with 2400 MHz RAM scores higher than 4.8 GHz 1866 MHz RAM.
I just did an physics run and i could see that the CPU is only loaded for 90%.. so there is 10% that isn't utilized.. Some cores are only loaded for 89%..
See, that's the difference.
Well, of course core speed means higher scores, but so does core count. Run a Haswell 4690k at 4.4ghz through Firestrike physics test, then run a 4790k at 4.4ghz and look at the difference in the test. The difference? 4 more threads for the 4790k. Cores count... = ) Hell, for that matter, the 4790k has a higher IPC at 4.4ghz than the 5820k at 4.4ghz, but....the 5820k at 4.4ghz is gonna OWN that 4790k for the physics test. Why? Core count...
It's not even really in dispute. Sorry.