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Would be awesome if more new games took advantage of more cores.

Well considering they're all quad cores used, I have a feeling that anything less then a quad might get some worse results.

Athlon II X3 is no longer the minimum for gaming (at high-resolutions anyway)

The i5 661 is a dual-core though.
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Well considering they're all quad cores used, I have a feeling that anything less then a quad might get some worse results.
Athlon II X3 is no longer the minimum for gaming (at high-resolutions anyway)

Technically one is a dual core with HTT.

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Would be awesome if more new games took advantage of more cores.

That was benched on the single player of BF3. The results would have been much different in MP. It also states at the bottom of that bench that CPU scaling is super important in MP vs SP.
There's no denying that.
Would be interesting to see a simulation of MP gameplay amongst the different CPUs.
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Well considering they're all quad cores used, I have a feeling that anything less then a quad might get some worse results.

Athlon II X3 is no longer the minimum for gaming (at high-resolutions anyway)

The i5 661 is a dual-core though.
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Well considering they're all quad cores used, I have a feeling that anything less then a quad might get some worse results.
Athlon II X3 is no longer the minimum for gaming (at high-resolutions anyway)

Technically one is a dual core with HTT.

My bad, thanks for the correction, I guess in SP the HT doesn't affect performance, but I'm guessing in MP the Athlon might pull ahead a bit, but I'm sure both would fall a lot further behind the rest of the pack.
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Let me get this straight:

  • The 3GB 7970 is $30 cheaper than a 3GB 580
  • It's faster (even when using immature drivers)
  • Uses less power
  • Has better temps
  • Is an amazing overclocker that's on par with the $700 590 and 6990


And you guys are crying over it's price???? What more do you cry babies want? rolleyes.gif

If you ***** about the price, be consistent and ***** about the 3GB 580's price too.

It's cheaper and much better all-around than a 3GB 580. The market price is justified, deal with it.

edit: And if you think I'm biased, check out my sig and see what video card I own.

You noob...

You're basing your comparison on a vastly overpriced videocard (GTX 580 3GB, which was vastly overpriced before, and continues to be overpriced today)...

People need to learn to use logic in combination with common sense (ie. paying way more for a 3GB 580 in order to get 2.75% more performance = waste of money, and so the card shouldn't be used in any value comparison in any solar system in any galaxy in any universe or alternate dimension).
Edited by Baron_Davis - 12/23/11 at 7:41am
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edit: I'm dumb don't worry thumb.gif
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From reading over this thread I get the feeling the only game worth playing is Battlefield 3. smile.gif
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You noob...
You're basing your comparison on a vastly overpriced videocard (GTX 580 3GB, which was vastly overpriced before, and continues to be overpriced today)...
People need to learn to use logic in combination with common sense (ie. paying way more for a 3GB 580 in order to get 2.75% more performance = waste of money, and so the card shouldn't be used in any value comparison in any solar system in any galaxy in any universe or alternate dimension).

...And AMD's basing THEIR pricing in relation to an over-priced 3GB 580.

It's simple economics kid, deal with it.
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From reading over this thread I get the feeling the only game worth playing is Battlefield 3. smile.gif

Well... You don't buy this card to play "Angry Birds" thats for sure... lachen.gif
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Well... You don't buy this card to play "Angry Birds" thats for sure... lachen.gif

BF3 is your run of the mill CoD clone.
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