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My score is abysmal, P3145 with a new 5850 extreme, 4GB DDR2 ram and an overclocked dual core 550BE at 3.8ghz. Highest graphics test score was 21.95 fps, and physics score 7.7fps, lol.

I see people with scores of over 10 or 11000. What would I need to achieve 5 figure scores or close? I have in mind to buy either an i5 2500k or bullldozer if it's better, and a second 5850 to crossfire. Would I achieve my target with that system, for arguments sake, the i5 since it's a known quantity. It's obviously no 6990 crossfire setup, but would I still get around P8000 or P9000?
    
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Just for example I have a 6950 shaders unlocked with PII x4 3.5Ghz and get just UNDER 5000!! Your score doesnt seem too odd considering you are 2 cores less with a slightly less powerful GPU

Those 11000 scores are with high end cards in SLI/CF or ever trifire or 3Sli

3D Mark 11 uses a lot of tess so the 6xxx series card will also do better then the 5xxx cards even with similar horsepower.

Edit: SOrry as for your question your setup will get about 8000-8500, kind of an educated guess but someone else with similar hardware to that could confirm
Edited by noahhova - 5/12/11 at 11:28am
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Is that why you are an enthusiast - to get higher bench scores?

If you are, by all means don't mind me. I'm just trying to obtain some context. If you can play all the games you want to then why upgrade?
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Of course Sandy Bridge is much better that what you have now. Bulldozer will probably be too.

3Dmark is mostly GPU bound, more so than previous versions.

Do the math: If you added another HD5850, with 100% scaling, you would only get about 6300 3Dmarks. But that wouldn't happen with your current CPU, which wouldn't be enough to feed both cards.

CPU matters, but not as much.

But why are you so obsessed with benchmark scores? They mean nothing.



For the record: with my 2600k @ stock and my HD 6870 @ 1ghz core, I get a score of P4800+
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Videocard: Saphhire 5850 Xtreme CF
Processor: i5 750 @4464
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Default 05-09-2011, 23:58 | posts: 3
3DMark 11 my score P8984 CF and P5023 single

Edit: Post from another thread I grabbed!!
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How does a single HD 5850 score higher than a HD6870?

That is just not possible, unless the HD 5850 is overclocked to hell and back, and even then, I seriously doubt it.
Edited by PanicProne - 5/12/11 at 11:38am
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His CPU is almost 4.5GHZ that is the difference

Edit: Also the 6870 is only slightly faster then the 5850 in most applications
Edited by noahhova - 5/12/11 at 11:43am
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Thanks for the replies guys. Yep, I realise benchmarks mean very little. Tbh, my main goal is to have a system mainly for gaming with the highest fps I can achieve and afford. To futureproof to some extent as well. I've just always wanted a system which runs the most demanding games with as much reduction of lag and choppiness as possible. I don't really 'need' to I suppose, but I want to. The benchmarking at high scores would simply be a nice bonus. All the crysis games run fine, although of course get very laggy when it gets busy onscreen, crysis 1 for instance being a prime example towards the end of the game.


Yeah PanicProne, you're right, I also estimated around 6000+ score but thought someone might possibly say I'd get higher. I suppose I'd need to spend over a £1000 to CF 2 x 6990's to get those 11000 scores as noahhova mentioned.

Hmm, noahhova, that crossfired 5850 score I'd be quite happy with. I would of course overclock a 2500k as well.
    
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Thanks for the replies guys. Yep, I realise benchmarks mean very little. Tbh, my main goal is to have a system mainly for gaming with the highest fps I can achieve and afford. To futureproof to some extent as well. I've just always wanted a system which runs the most demanding games with as much reduction of lag and choppiness as possible. I don't really 'need' to I suppose, but I want to. The benchmarking at high scores would simply be a nice bonus. All the crysis games run fine, although of course get very laggy when it gets busy onscreen, crysis 1 for instance being a prime example towards the end of the game.


Yeah PanicProne, you're right, I also estimated around 6000+ score but thought someone might possibly say I'd get higher. I suppose I'd need to spend over a £1000 to CF 2 x 6990's to get those 11000 scores as noahhova mentioned.

Hmm, noahhova, that crossfired 5850 score I'd be quite happy with. I would of course overclock a 2500k as well.
Single 6990 gets me 12k
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Single 6990 gets me 12k
Lucky bar steward

Yeah but they're so expensive. How much did you pay for it? So you'd get about P24000 if you quadfired with another 6990? They're dual gpu processors aren't they?
Edited by Roman5 - 5/12/11 at 11:56am
    
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