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Faster scores higher with a single 580 at 5.3Ghz.

aquamark3373k.jpg

He also scores higher than grunion, who has an i5-2500k at 5.4GHz (1Ghz higher than faster) with two 5870s at over 1000Mhz.

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There is obviously something else going on with these results than "actual" performance.


I believe it uses 2 threads during the benchmark, however assuming it uses 4 a i5-2500k at 5.4Ghz is still faster than a 980x at 5.3Ghz with that core limitation.

Perhaps its just an XP advantage.
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you have to know magic to get good scores in AM3 with win7... vista might be better for this bench, never used it though..

aside from driver level tweaks..LOD, PCI-E.. this bench loves low latency and high gpu core speed.. Im close to breaking 300k with a E8400 and 8800GS
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you have to know magic to get good scores in AM3 with win7... vista might be better for this bench, never used it though..

aside from driver level tweaks..LOD, PCI-E.. this bench loves low latency and high gpu core speed.. Im close to breaking 300k with a E8400 and 8800GS
^^^^ This. AM3 is very tweak-able. Keep playing with it.
    
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post #54 of 518
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am3 is most dependent upon thread count even more so than vantage
It's 2 but there is more to am3 than just thread count. It's a funny one that's for sure.

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i've ran AM3 with both a 2500k and a 2600k. The extra threads of the 2600k net me like 30k points. I'm not sure on the exact number, but it was a huge difference.

SB is not limited to 4.8ghz, but 48x multi. Which should be around 5.05ghz or so, provided it can run 105 bclk.

Not everyone is going to have a 6ghz gulftown to run on LN2. If they do, they probably have a gpu pot as well and that alone can make a huge difference. Fact is that not many people on this forum will even run a 5ghz gulftown for this competition. That would leave the people with a 2600k and a 580 to dominate that class unless some extreme bencher can beat them.
Cache size or something else.


At the end of the day it's a 3D competition that's meant to be about skill not luck. We try and cater to as many users that want to push their hardware as possible not just a few that have 57+ multi chips. Limiting it to x48 allows everyone to play and not be discouraged.

With it being a bit of a quick fire compo as well if someone can have sub zero runs and still get first off the line points etc, then they deserve to win
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Faster scores higher with a single 580 at 5.3Ghz.

He also scores higher than grunion, who has an i5-2500k at 5.4GHz (1Ghz higher than faster) with two 5870s at over 1000Mhz.

There is obviously something else going on with these results than "actual" performance.


I believe it uses 2 threads during the benchmark, however assuming it uses 4 a i5-2500k at 5.4Ghz is still faster than a 980x at 5.3Ghz with that core limitation.

Perhaps its just an XP advantage.
This is my personal best, run in Windows 7.



Here's a 2600K at 5.2GHz (vs my 5.5) and a 470 at 850 (vs my 1020) outscoring me by 3K, also in W7:

http://hwbot.org/community/submissio...0_373261_marks

AM3 loves IMC speed. Since the IMC on Sandy chips runs at the same speed as the core, his at 5.2GHz vs. mine at 3520MHz makes up a huge difference in clock speed, both GPU and CPU.
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Time to let my 4870 fly

Are there any cooling regulations? (LN2, dice, etc.)
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Doesn't look that way, no cooling limits in the rules.
    
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hmm doesnt look like my 6870 will have a chance... even @ 1083core
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hmm doesnt look like my 6870 will have a chance... even @ 1083core
You'll have to try it, there's always a chance.
    
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