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It depends.

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TechSpot has lots of "CPU & GPU Performance @ X game".
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Tralala;13317723 
ya I'm just waiting on some conclusive evidence before I push my OC higher,
and also if I need to push it higher since I"m considering doing some crossfiring smile.gif
You should be fine. You've got the second fastest CPU architecture clock for clock (beaten only by Sandy Bridge), four cores with Hyper-threading atop that, and a healthy 3.8GHz. I'd say you'll be good for Crossfire.
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Don't take this the wrong way, but you should do your own evidence. Run some games and look at the FPS and/or log it with a program like Fraps. Next, OC and re-run the tests.

This is going to be the best way for you to find out if it's worthwhile to OC.
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Originally Posted by eggs2see;13317765 
Don't take this the wrong way, but you should do your own evidence. Run some games and look at the FPS and/or log it with a program like Fraps. Next, OC and re-run the tests.

This is going to be the best way for you to find out if it's worthwhile to OC.

don't pees me off!

I want to know since I"m considering buying another 6950
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Originally Posted by Tralala;13317723 
ya I'm just waiting on some conclusive evidence before I push my OC higher,
and also if I need to push it higher since I"m considering doing some crossfiring smile.gif

Perhaps it is best to conduct your own CPU scaling test.
Just clock your CPU at stock (2.6), 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 GHz and run a game benchmark. Plot the graph (see pic below).

If you have a line with zero slope (blue line in pic), then the CPU is not the bottleneck.
If you have a climbing curve (red line in pic), then the CPU exhibits bottlenecking.

I predict your i7 920 at 3.8GHz is not (and not anywhere getting close) bottlenecking your oc'ed HD6950 at the native resolution of your monitor.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sircles;13317647 
wrongooooo. sorry, but the HDD doesnt affect performance. not in terms of fps etc. only loading times of maps etc.....

Rubbish, do you run fsx atall?

The hdd has one of the single biggest effects on fps in fsx, Although it is true in most cases with other games hdd will not matter so much atall in terms of fps gains
Edited by Chewy - 4/29/11 at 6:27am
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Originally Posted by windfire;13317842 
Perhaps it is best to conduct your own CPU scaling test.
Just clock your CPU at stock (2.6), 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 GHz and run a game benchmark. Plot the graph (see pic below).

If you have a line with zero slope (blue line in pic), then the CPU is not the bottleneck.
If you have a climbing curve (red line in pic), then the CPU exhibits bottlenecking.

I predict your i7 920 at 3.8GHz is not (and not anywhere getting close) bottlenecking your oc'ed HD6950 at the native resolution of your monitor.

I know, but I was debating if that would still be the case
if I pick up another 6950 to cf smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Tralala;13317874 
I know, but I was debating if that would still be the case
if I pick up another 6950 to cf smile.gif

as you already have a 6950 i would get another 6950 for sure

Even with crossfire your 920 is more than upto the job without causing a bottleneck
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Originally Posted by Chewy;13317852 
Rubbish, do you run fsx atall?

The hdd has one of the single biggest effects on fps in fsx, Although it is true in most cases with other games hdd will not matter so much atall in terms of fps gains

I wish I had that game to to try this theory out. I have almost all my games installed on my 2TB WD Green (Sleep Disabled) and everything loads quite quickly but if I had FSX id try it on both my Green and SSD. I have another drive too but I have mostly programs on it as its only 320GB
     
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post #20 of 22
My gpu crossfire is bottle necked on nothing less than at lest 4.6ghz on any chip.
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