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post #11 of 54
They need to run this test again with 2 cards or more.
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post #12 of 54
2600k at stock vs at 5ghz is barely any different.
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post #13 of 54
no phenom 2 x6? LOL ok?



And balla what is your obsession with skyrim? Its a TERRIBLE console port. With horrid optimization for PC. Runs on 2 cores (Ive told you this before) and really doesnt prove any performance in benchmarks.


Ive got a buddy down the road with a GTX 580 and 2600k that was getting 10 frames per second pre the first 2 patches.. NOW he cant even run the game because it crashes to desktop. Latest Drivers and rolled back drivers all the way to august and it still doesnt run.


Skyrim sucks for PC benchmarking.


Starcraft 2 on the other hand. I totally agree with that.
 
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Its kinda weird the higher is the resolution at what you play, the more the cpu become irrelevant.

Considering the GPU is doing most the work in games, it makes sense that as you tax the GPU harder, it becomes the limiting factor. Of an entire frame in most games, rendering takes up 80%-90% of the time.
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For gaming, i5-2500K is doing a great job for price and performance. I want to see i5-2500k in that review.
    
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Its kinda weird the higher is the resolution at what you play, the more the cpu become irrelevant.

That's why we need better game play elements.

Just think of what they can do with full scale physics and mass AI.
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good to see I don't have to change CPU even if I get 7970 thumb.gif
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The games they tested are also gpu bound, even with a 7970 which is only a few percent faster than the 580 they were using in the past.

Show me WoW, SC2, or Skyrim.

This...

Also they need Bulldozer + 7970 Crossfire reviews.
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That's why we need better game play elements.
Just think of what they can do with full scale physics and mass AI.

The CPUs now can easily handle that much, the problem is that more physics and more AI units means more to render. What they could do though is spend more CPU cycles on smart AI, or higher detail physics.
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post #20 of 54
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The games they tested are also gpu bound, even with a 7970 which is only a few percent faster than the 580 they were using in the past.

Show me WoW, SC2, or Skyrim.

Skyrim is a performance mess. Awesome game, but boy does it bug out and eat up the CPU alot for me. Not stable enough for benches like this IMO.

But yes, WOW and SC2 are both pretty CPU bound, and those are the games I would want to see.
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