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Anyone tried out the new benchmark in DiRT 3 yet?

Here is my benchmark using nVidia Surround.

    
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I'm going to say wow, those monitors need a color calibration I've run the benchmark, everything maxed out @ 2560 x 1600 (all settings including AA) I get 61fps average, 55 minimum fps on my sig rig.
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I'm going to say wow, those monitors need a color calibration I've run the benchmark, everything maxed out @ 2560 x 1600 (all settings including AA) I get 61fps average, 55 minimum fps on my sig rig.
I remember when I had a HD6990, increasing the CPU frequency did wonders on this benchmark.
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I'm going to say wow, those monitors need a color calibration I've run the benchmark, everything maxed out @ 2560 x 1600 (all settings including AA) I get 61fps average, 55 minimum fps on my sig rig.
Defo not the best monitors out there thats for sure. Taking video off them really hightens the problem though for some reason.


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I remember when I had a HD6990, increasing the CPU frequency did wonders on this benchmark.
I redid the test on my machine with the i7 920 overclocked to 4.0Ghz and got an extra two fps average. I'm guessing this game is seriously GPU limited and not CPU limited.
    
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Defo not the best monitors out there thats for sure. Taking video off them really hightens the problem though for some reason.




I redid the test on my machine with the i7 920 overclocked to 4.0Ghz and got an extra two fps average. I'm guessing this game is seriously GPU limited and not CPU limited.

So you don't normally run your 4.2ghz overclock? I found when I had my 580's that switching to SB on nvidia surround did a lot, especially with a 4.8ghz o/c - are your 580's overclocked? You can probably pick up 5 - 7 fps easily with a nice overclock.
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Defo not the best monitors out there thats for sure. Taking video off them really hightens the problem though for some reason.




I redid the test on my machine with the i7 920 overclocked to 4.0Ghz and got an extra two fps average. I'm guessing this game is seriously GPU limited and not CPU limited.
in your case it is likely the GPU's are the weakest link because you ARE running triple screens at 1080P
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So you don't normally run your 4.2ghz overclock? I found when I had my 580's that switching to SB on nvidia surround did a lot, especially with a 4.8ghz o/c - are your 580's overclocked? You can probably pick up 5 - 7 fps easily with a nice overclock.
Normally run at 4.2 but I had just reinstalled Windows and forgot to put my OC back when I took the video.

I have overclocked my GPU's before but during the summer months I tend to drop them back as they get hot.

Switching to SB?

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Just as a comparison (not a good one though) my Avg 60fps, MIN 50fps
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