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Well, it was Performance Mode at 1920x1200. I used a faulty code to run the Advanced version of 3DMark 11 Guess I can't upload the stats. I've unregistered it and here are the results of the Performance test at 1280x720 on the Basic Edition. Apparently 4.2Ghz wasn't stable for the test, so I turned it down to 3.8Ghz (weird, it runs fine on everything else). I'll have to go back and set my overclock later today.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1638949?show...W6Kv3ewZ5QcRKN

Are these scores what I should be getting? MSI Afterburner showed that everything was running as it should be.
I'd guess that GPU score is pretty close to what's expected with stock clocked 460's in SLI, but I'm not positive cause I've never owned them. Maybe someone else knows from personal experience?
    
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ok your 3dmark11 score confirms it.
Your Sli is not working.
3500 in 3dmark11 performance mode is the score of 1 single gtx 460
with gtx 460 in sli should score roughly in 6000 range to maybe even 7000.
even my 768mb gtx 460s in sli scored 6543....

edit: nvm just saw ur link.
Ur score looks pretty good.
that score is higher than some stock 1 gtx 580.
hence why you should keep the cards, save the money.
Edited by Youngd8 - 8/8/11 at 10:30pm
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@brettjv
Well, it was Performance Mode at 1920x1200. I used a faulty code to run the Advanced version of 3DMark 11 Guess I can't upload the stats. I've unregistered it and here are the results of the Performance test at 1280x720 on the Basic Edition. Apparently 4.2Ghz wasn't stable for the test, so I turned it down to 3.8Ghz (weird, it runs fine on everything else). I'll have to go back and set my overclock later today.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1638949?show...W6Kv3ewZ5QcRKN

Are these scores what I should be getting? MSI Afterburner showed that everything was running as it should be.
Your scores are definitely good. Here's mine.
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1609028;jses...mujzRqESneU9KY
Can somebody tell me why he got 26fps on physics test and I got only 16fps? My CPU is clocked 0.4GHz faster than his.
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Your scores are definitely good. Here's mine.
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1609028;jses...mujzRqESneU9KY
Can somebody tell me why he got 26fps on physics test and I got only 16fps? My CPU is clocked 0.4GHz faster than his.
Ghz speed is not everything that determines how good your CPU is. You have an AMD Phenom II x4 970BE and I have an Intel i7 930. Intel's CPUs tend to have a bigger L2 and L3 Cache, upping the speed when it comes to heavy rendering and video editing.
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ok your 3dmark11 score confirms it.
Your Sli is not working.
3500 in 3dmark11 performance mode is the score of 1 single gtx 460
with gtx 460 in sli should score roughly in 6000 range to maybe even 7000.
even my 768mb gtx 460s in sli scored 6543....

edit: nvm just saw ur link.
Ur score looks pretty good.
that score is higher than some stock 1 gtx 580.
hence why you should keep the cards, save the money.
You worried me for a second there
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Ghz speed is not everything that determines how good your CPU is. You have an AMD Phenom II x4 970BE and I have an Intel i7 930. Intel's CPUs tend to have a bigger L2 and L3 Cache, upping the speed when it comes to heavy rendering and video editing.
Another reason why AMD CPUs suck. Hopefully, later this year I'm getting i5 2500k. I can't wait to push this bad boy to 5GHz if the chip is good enough.
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I'll stick with my i7 930 until it becomes obsolete - maybe another 5-7 years xD
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I'll stick with my i7 930 until it becomes obsolete - maybe another 5-7 years xD
I don't know, 5-7 years is a long time in technology term especially with Ivy Bridge coming out next year.
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I don't know, 5-7 years is a long time in technology term especially with Ivy Bridge coming out next year.
But they just came out with Sandybridge and the 2011 socket isn't even out yet!
Btw, I said "obsolete", not "when it gets slow".
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