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2600k vs. E8400 @ 3.4ghz with single 580

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Since my cheap lga 775 board (with E8400) died recently I decided to upgrade to a whole brand new high end rig. I replaced the cheap lga board with.. another cheap lga board and made it into an htpc rig. I decided what the heck why not.. test the two chips against each other and see how they do. I expected them to be fairly close but not.. this close.


Both systems running windows 7 64 bit home premium with 275.33 nvidia drivers.
The 580 is running at stock settings 810/2016 @ 1000mv

LGA 775 rig:
ASUS P5G41-M LE
E8400 @ 3.38ghz
Gskill 4gb @ 902
580 @ stock 810/2016
corsair 550vx
intel x-25m 80gb

SB rig:
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
2600k @ 3.4ghz with HT
Corsair 16gb @ 1600mhz 8-8-8-8-24
580 @ stock 810/2016
corsair ax850
vertex 3 240gb

Of note is that my old intel x-25m in my htpc likes to freeze sometimes and only gets around 20mb/s writes these days.

All Benchmarks Done at 1920x1080 with vsync

Call of Pripyat Benchmark:
Medium/ DX11 Lighting/ Tesselation ON

2600k

E8400



Heaven 2.5:
DX11/Shaders - High/ Tesselation Normal/ Anistropy 16/AA Off

2600k

E8400



Metro 2033:
DX11/ Very High/ AAA/ AF 16X/ PhysX OFF

2600k

E8400




Witcher 2:
Ultra Preset/ Ubersampling Enabled




Mafia II:
High Settings/AF 16/AA On/Physx Medium




Battlefield Bad Company 2:
High Settings/32 CSAA/ 16AF/ HBAO ON

Puzzled as to why BFBC2 runs better on the E8400.. I did several tests.

3Dmark11:
2600K system scored:
P5612

E8400 system scored:
P4324

and clearly lagged in cpu tests

2600k
GraphicsTest1
24 FPS
GraphicsTest2
22 FPS
GraphicsTest3
29 FPS
GraphicsTest4
16 FPS
PhysicsTest
27 FPS
CombinedTest
30 FPS

E8400
GraphicsTest1
24 FPS
GraphicsTest2
22 FPS
GraphicsTest3
30 FPS
GraphicsTest4
16 FPS
PhysicsTest
9 FPS
CombinedTest
13 FPS
Edited by systemlayers - 6/5/11 at 8:30pm
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post #2 of 46
HAHAHA o wow

In because im curious too
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With Vsync.

/thread
    
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Something seems off with the results. Hmmmm
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post
With Vsync.

/thread
I don't like playing with tearing?
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post
With Vsync.

/thread
Seriously

SERIOUSLY?!
post #7 of 46
Thanks for this, I have pretty much your old rig and was about to make the same upgrade. Think I will delay for a while as the difference is much smaller than I was expecting.
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Something seems off with the results. Hmmmm
I'm not lying I'm pretty surprised about it too.
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post
With Vsync.

/thread

Vsync should have nothing to do with tests that are substantially below 60fps.

For those over, yes, that will fudge the outcome of the tests.

Even so the low end fps is what you want to look at. If it is above 45-50 you should be damn smooth.

This test even though not perfect still shows that the core 2 duos still have some kick in them.
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post #10 of 46
This is very interesting, kinda makes you think about upgrading and why

I will keep my 930. Sandybridge may be the new best thing but I still haven't played a game that slows my PC down except for Crysis. I noticed that you did not test with it
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