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I have some Crysis benches of my 8800GTS with my X2 5000+, let's see if the GTX 460 changes anything before my X4 955 comes in.

8800GTS 320mb (stock) X2 5000+ @ 3ghz 6GB DDR2 RAM
Run #1- DX10 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 18.135
OC didn't change anything in DX10

8800GTS OC'd (600/900) X2 5000+ @ 3ghz 6GB DDR2 RAM (DX9)
Run #1- DX9 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 19.46

GTX 460 results
GTX 460 @ stock X2 5000+ @ 3ghz 6GB DDR2 RAM (DX9)
Run #1- DX10 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 37.035

HUGE increase despite the slow CPU. This is how GPU intensive Crysis really is...I'm impressed.
The card runs much cooler and is much quieter than my old G80.
Edited by awaizy - 6/2/11 at 12:38pm
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look forward to the bottlenecking lol
    
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Pro Tip:

Gather results then post thread showing findings.
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Pro Tip:

Gather results then post thread showing findings.
Yup ... !
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atleast he posted the 8800 results better then no results at all thread but im curious tho on this
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Having a small issue...
My motherboard is the 790x-UD4P from Gigabyte (AM2+) and I believe it supports 2.0.
I understand that since my other PCI-E slot is occupied by my sound card (space issues) it goes down to 8x, but why 1.1? It clearly says on the mobo itself that it is a 2.0 slot.

Any ideas?

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3038#sp

Here's the link to the specs, it seems that they "conform" to PCI-E 2 standards, but they are 1.1 slots... is that right?

GPU-Z reports this, btw.

Updated OP. Shame, I can't find any other benches I did with my 8800GTS.. other than a 10058 3dMark06 score.
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Having a small issue...
My motherboard is the 790x-UD4P from Gigabyte (AM2+) and I believe it supports 2.0.
I understand that since my other PCI-E slot is occupied by my sound card (space issues) it goes down to 8x, but why 1.1? It clearly says on the mobo itself that it is a 2.0 slot.
Have a look at gpu-z while you run a 3d app in windowed mode. The 1.1 mode may just be occurring as a 2d power saving mode, and it may kick up to 2.0 once you have something running in 3d.

Also, these Crysis results aren't terribly surprising. You're only talking about 37 fps here ... You're not requiring the CPU to work that fast when you're only at 37fps.

And (of course) the methodology you're using here doesn't in any way rule out the possibility that you're being CPU bottlenecked with the new card.

In order to see how much that CPU is bottlenecking your new card, you're need to check it's performance with a much faster CPU, and see how much FPS goes up from 37fps

Also pay attention to the impact a new CPU has on MIN fps, because that's where a slow CPU really kills you on Crysis.

If you are really interested, for whatever reason, in figuring out how much this CPU was/is bottlenecking your card, you should also do some runs now using the Assault_Harbor bench, then compare the current perf with what you get w/the new chip. Assault_Harbor is actual gameplay, and demands quite a bit more from the CPU than does the GPU benchmark
    
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Have a look at gpu-z while you run a 3d app in windowed mode. The 1.1 mode may just be occurring as a 2d power saving mode, and it may kick up to 2.0 once you have something running in 3d.

Also, these Crysis results aren't terribly surprising. You're only talking about 37 fps here ... You're not requiring the CPU to work that fast when you're only at 37fps.

And (of course) the methodology you're using here doesn't in any way rule out the possibility that you're being CPU bottlenecked with the new card.

In order to see how much that CPU is bottlenecking your new card, you're need to check it's performance with a much faster CPU, and see how much FPS goes up from 37fps

Also pay attention to the impact a new CPU has on MIN fps, because that's where a slow CPU really kills you on Crysis.

If you are really interested, for whatever reason, in figuring out how much this CPU was/is bottlenecking your card, you should also do some runs now using the Assault_Harbor bench, then compare the current perf with what you get w/the new chip. Assault_Harbor is actual gameplay, and demands quite a bit more from the CPU than does the GPU benchmark

It did indeed kick up to PCI-E 2.0. I never knew the slots did that! You're my hero

Yeah, of course I'll have to wait and check out the results I get with the Phenom II..should be very interesting. I'll have to check the Assault Harbor bench soon.

Thanks for your help!
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