Interesting comments. I like the point about CPU limited testing scenario. I don't THINK it is valid, but it something worth testing. I will build Brent a new nicely overclocked (4.5GHz) Sandy Bridge box this evening, get it stress tested, and send it out to him for Monday delivery. Then next week we will run the tests again. I think if nothing else, it will satisfy some so the questions. We have been wrong before, and if we are, we surely want that corrected. I have a nice P8P67 WS Revolution board here that will give us some nice wide PCIe pipes as well that needs to be put to good use. Hopefully after that, we will have some solid answers that the conspiracy theorists cannot shoot holes in.
And to address some of the other comments...this is REAL WORLD GAMEPLAY done in a Apples 2 Apples testing scenario. I think some people do not understand that either.
I don't check this board daily, so if you have questions you are better off posting over the the HardForum thread.
|Because there is no reason to use a faster CPU in what is a firmly GPU-limited setting. We say this in every review should anyone care to actually read that page.|
No one in this enthusiasts world is running their proc at default settings when pushing man amounts of hardware.
So what's more relevant to us, stock cpu clocks or the max potential when our systems are pushed to their limits?
A 5ghz SB could very possibly push the NV set up past the AMD set up.
In my experience NV has always fared better with a faster cpu.
The results could very well be reversed.