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There should be a multiplayer CPU load test. The workload may be different considering Punkbuster and all the net code. Maybe there won't be a difference between SP and MP, but it would be interesting to compare.
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Um...no, you are 100% wrong, fxaa is nvidia technology, and it's what AMD recommends radeon owners to use

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These are all for MP only?
I need to try MP tonight...
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I don't understand why they benched it this way... they should have used the best video card at the highest resolution, THEN benched it. Video cards put stress on CPU's too, so benching at a low res with visual settings only on high doesn't make much sense. That extra stress from higher res and better textures could've been enough to make a large difference between the duals and the quads.


Probably 1/3 the speed at which a 6950 runs 1680x1050 resolution.
You realize that they use low res for a reason in cpu tests, right? it's to eliminate all GPU bottleneck so you can clearly see the difference in performance based on CPU.

if they used a super high res the CPU wouldn't matter as much because the GPU would be a much bigger bottleneck
    
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4770 and 4850 but no 4890's? Why not? They were top dog for DX9 for a bit, alot still are out there. Why not include them? But include some low end DX9 cards?
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You realize that they use low res for a reason in cpu tests, right? it's to eliminate all GPU bottleneck so you can clearly see the difference in performance based on CPU.

if they used a super high res the CPU wouldn't matter as much because the GPU would be a much bigger bottleneck
I still don't think that's a fair comparison though.

Higher-end GPU's use more CPU power as well. Therefore, CPU tests should be done with the highest graphical settings possible, to highlight where game coding demands on the CPU and GPU demands on the CPU overpower the amount of CPU available.

Obviously, at this low res, none of the CPU's are 100% taxed. What about at a higher res with a better GPU? The i3 might fall behind. Who knows?

Tests should be done at both ends of the range. With low settings to ensure no GPU bottleneck, but also with high settings to ensure that a high-end graphics card won't be limited by being paired with an i3.
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I still don't think that's a fair comparison though.

Higher-end GPU's use more CPU power as well. Therefore, CPU tests should be done with the highest graphical settings possible, to highlight where game coding demands on the CPU and GPU demands on the CPU overpower the amount of CPU available.

Obviously, at this low res, none of the CPU's are 100% taxed. What about at a higher res with a better GPU? The i3 might fall behind. Who knows?

Tests should be done at both ends of the range. With low settings to ensure no GPU bottleneck, but also with high settings to ensure that a high-end graphics card won't be limited by being paired with an i3.
I.... do not understand what this means. Higher end GPUs use CPU power? The CPU just runs the game, it doesn't care what graphical setting you're using.
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I still don't think that's a fair comparison though.

Higher-end GPU's use more CPU power as well. Therefore, CPU tests should be done with the highest graphical settings possible, to highlight where game coding demands on the CPU and GPU demands on the CPU overpower the amount of CPU available.

Obviously, at this low res, none of the CPU's are 100% taxed. What about at a higher res with a better GPU? The i3 might fall behind. Who knows?

Tests should be done at both ends of the range. With low settings to ensure no GPU bottleneck, but also with high settings to ensure that a high-end graphics card won't be limited by being paired with an i3.
Nice try, but wrong. Is this Sophistry or do you really believe what you posted?
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What is this about RAM usage? I hear MP uses a ton sometimes.
    
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What is this about RAM usage? I hear MP uses a ton sometimes.
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