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The link was at the bottom of the source...
Looks like BF3 on 3 monitor Eyefinity. I bet the AMD system was super laggy laugher.gif
Well no, because benches have shown that BF3 runs identically (if not 1-2 fps apart) on all CPU's from the i5 2500K all the way to i7 3930X and the AMD chip performs no differently. Bring in HD7970 Crossfire and I'm sure we would've seen Intel push ahead, the 3-way HD6970 tests already proved that.
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How exactly? I didn't imply anything negative towards the test.

Exactly.
    
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The truth: the 81xx series performs almost identical to the newer i5/i7's; slower but not absolutely dumb as a rock slow. But still faster than anything else aside from the 2500/2600's, or the intel hexa cores. but those are just beasts. D;
For the average gamer on OCN who isn't running dual/tri/quad gpu setup, won't notice a difference between these two cpu lines in several games @res =>1080p OC'd or not. And weather you want to believe it or not, the people at these events are either paid to be there by their review company or are pc junkies like ourselves. Not random dummies who don't know crap about computers and walk in. Even if marketing teams have no clue...still cant completely write off the results.
Actually you CAN write off the results because AMD refused to show exactly what tests were done.
So this is basically some event that took place somewhere using some people, all set up by AMD, followed by showing "results" using some tests...I'm sorry what? This wasn't even news-worthy >_>

There is a reason benchmarks exist (you know, tests we actually have details about) and almost everything has pointed in favor of Intel so far. This "mystery blind test" only makes it harder to believe anything AMD has to say.
Edited by Tippy - 1/24/12 at 8:27pm
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Exactly.

So by not saying anything about the test and simply quoting someone else, I'm showing a bias based on my build? Alright Sherlock thumb.gif
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So by not saying anything about the test and simply quoting someone else, I'm showing a bias based on my build? Alright Sherlock thumb.gif

There's a lot to question about the test, and you're not going there. AMD users defend AMD, intel users defend intel. That's usually how it works.
    
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Well no, because benches have shown that BF3 runs identically (if not 1-2 fps apart) on all CPU's from the i5 2500K all the way to i7 3930X and the AMD chip performs no differently. Bring in HD7970 Crossfire and I'm sure we would've seen Intel push ahead, the 3-way HD6970 tests already proved that.

Sorry, should have added * for sarcasm.
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There's a lot to question about the test, and you're not going there. AMD users defend AMD, intel users defend intel. That's usually how it works.

I don't have to go there, I can assume they played games on 3 way Eyefinity and probably did some other everyday tasks.

What was done is on Legitreviews.com http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1838/1/
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Ah, so they performed one test where the results were a bygone conclusion and they performed another test that is GPU limited. Great.
    
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Again, AMD used instances where the CPU usage did not come into play. Any good quad core CPU or better can run Bf3 flawlessly.

It stands to reason that all AMD was out to prove was that you don't need a stupidly powerful CPU to run modern games perfectly, and they're right. I highly doubt that any educated person would come out and say that AMD's current bulldozer architecture is superior to sandy bridge. It's just not true. SB is the better architecture. No one is questioning that. However, in terms of today's games, it's neck and neck.
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But bulldozer is superior to sandybridge... lachen.gif

Can't say that with a straight face. Mose of the time though, AMD is much cheaper than Intel, thats why AMD is still around.
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Ah, so they performed one test where the results were a bygone conclusion and they performed another test that is GPU limited. Great.

Yeah, a gaming test where the participants were gamers. If this was strictly a CPU test the results would be different. Get over it.
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