Originally Posted by Redwoodz;15370521
You claim the test's I linked are GPU bound? All three of the ones you listed from Hardware Secrets review(and BD outperformed the i7) are CPU intensive games, were run on a single 6970 @1920x1200 with NO AA,NO AF and low settings. You really think the GPU was that bound? And running SLi or crossfire does nothing but throw driver SLi/crossfire performance into the mix, which is vastly different on different games and platforms. We all know Intel wins in multi-gpu situations. These tests clearly indicate performance where 99% of gamers will use them. Then the tests you linked above in tri-fire the i7 is clocked 500Mhz higher, and I'm sure the systems where completely different. The Hardware Secrets review used the same exact RAM and speeds for all 4 CPU's.
Well, I am not some kind of anti-AMD taliban in fact this is the first time
I am not buying AMD next generation CPU.
I think you are right in a part of your post and wrong in another part:
1. You are right when you say that the Hardwaresecrets test is where 99% of the gamers are moving (so 99% of the gamers are GPU limited ad medium/high res). For this gamers it probably worthless even moving from their Phenom II's.
2.You are wrong when you say that the difference between the tri-fire benchmarks is due to completely different systems (Memory is the same,
OS is the same, drivers are the same, resolution is the same). Only
mobo, cpu and speed are different (and they used the max they could achieve in both testbeds).
As you can see I own an Overclocked GTX570 SLI rig, previously in my
M4N98TD-EVO 1090T 4Ghz and after waiting for bulldozer I bought a 2500k
Moving my 2 MSI GTX-570 Twin Frozer II OC to a FX-8150 rig from 1090t
to FX-8150 wouldn't have been the same improvement than I got with 2500k 4.8Ghz.In fact my SLI cards would perform about the same paired with 1090t and with fx-8150.
My brother will update his gaming rig in a few months and I hope I can sell him
my 2500k and buy a piledriver if it is not so worthless as bulldozer is IMHO.