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post #11 of 46
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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.
Yup I tried to test the 580 with settings so the framerates stuck right around 30fps.
I'll be seeing how my system does with a normal overclock on the 2600k of 4.4ghz.
I wanted to get a 780i sli board and try 580SLI and see how it scales but decided not to as the E8400 is currently my htpc rig and the 780i boards all have horrendously hot Northbridges.
Of course outside of games (rending, cpu intensive tasks) the 2600k still destroys.
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post #12 of 46
The E8400 is still very powerful, same as a Q9650 cut in half pretty much.

Though I am also puzzled as to why Wolfdale did better in BFBC2 than Sandy Bridge The quad should have killed the dual...
     
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post #13 of 46
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I dunno it makes no sense there could have been a few variables since I was playing the same level (snowblind) and recorded min/max/avg with fraps. Checked settings twice and played through twice on both computers. Yeah the beautiful thing about the E8400 is that it runs very cool and with less power than the 2600k. I run my E8400 passively on a small heatsink compared to the HR-02 on my 2600k.
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post #14 of 46
... is this for real?


Run a Bad Company 2 benchmark without vsync and THEN see if there is no difference.
    
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post #15 of 46
The reason why I turn a crinkled nose at vsync is because you are introducing a cap. Let those frames per second free.
    
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post #16 of 46
Wouldn't that dual core bottleneck that GTX 580 anyways? Sounds weird.
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post #17 of 46
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Ok sure but that doesn't discount the other tests + I never personally run anything without vsync as I can't stand tearing. This isn't a pissing contest after all. It would be a purely synthetic test.

Just did 2 more run throughs in BFBC2. This time with vsync OFF. Max was 45, 48, average 36, 40 on my 2600k (this time OCd to 4.4ghz). BFBC2 seems to like my E8400 more - strange.
Edited by systemlayers - 6/5/11 at 8:47pm
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post #18 of 46
This doesn't seem right..... We have already seen SB's performance leaps.....
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post #19 of 46
Are all the settings at ultra high causing the video card's memory to cap out and thus bottle necking the frames?

Completely random guess, haha.
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post #20 of 46
It is not that surprising that (in some applications) a stock 2600k would break even with an E8400 clocked to beyond E8600 speeds, considering that the E8600 was about the fastest consumer-level dual core chip ever made.

Most games just don't use all those threads.
    
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