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Hey guys and gals,

I purchased last week an Asus GTX570 Direct CUII after spending months running a GTX 550 Ti. But when I started some benches I was dissapointed.

My old rig was a Intel 2500K with a Palit GTX 560 Ti 2GB which achieved 3d mark vantage scores of around 21-22k when overclocked to around 950Mhz.

I then sold my GTX 560Ti and got myself a GTX 295 to have a play and compare, it scored 20-23k depending on overclocks.

Now i am running an AMD FX-8120 on a AsRock Fatality 990fx MB with the GTX 570 and scoring 18924 with a 925Mhz overclock.

I am blaming the switch to AMD for the lack luster results or it may be the card itself I am unsure. Im hoping to find someone who has a similar setup to tell me their scores and overclocks etc

Any help would be appreciated.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html

Swear I'm not trolling or showing favoritism, but:

"With the sub-$100 Pentiums performing so well, Intel's $125 Core i3-2100 easily beats more expensive Phenom II and FX models. And the $190 Core i5-2400 dominates the sub-$200 landscape without challenge, really. As such, we're almost-shockingly left without an AMD CPU to recommend at any price point."

If you look at each individual game benchmark, 2500K clocked at 4 GHz ends up on top with a gain of anywhere from ~1-35 FPS over the FX-8120, so I guess your 3dmark vantage score is accurate.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html
Swear I'm not trolling or showing favoritism, but:
"With the sub-$100 Pentiums performing so well, Intel's $125 Core i3-2100 easily beats more expensive Phenom II and FX models. And the $190 Core i5-2400 dominates the sub-$200 landscape without challenge, really. As such, we're almost-shockingly left without an AMD CPU to recommend at any price point."
If you look at each individual game benchmark, 2500K clocked at 4 GHz ends up on top with a gain of anywhere from ~1-35 FPS over the FX-8120, so I guess your 3dmark vantage score is accurate.

This is totally true, the AMD FX-8120 is so far not at all close to Intel's offerings when it comes to gaming. Makes you wonder what these chips AMD have made are actually useful for... ?
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html
Swear I'm not trolling or showing favoritism, but:
"With the sub-$100 Pentiums performing so well, Intel's $125 Core i3-2100 easily beats more expensive Phenom II and FX models. And the $190 Core i5-2400 dominates the sub-$200 landscape without challenge, really. As such, we're almost-shockingly left without an AMD CPU to recommend at any price point."
If you look at each individual game benchmark, 2500K clocked at 4 GHz ends up on top with a gain of anywhere from ~1-35 FPS over the FX-8120, so I guess your 3dmark vantage score is accurate.

This is totally true, the AMD FX-8120 is so far not at all close to Intel's offerings when it comes to gaming. Makes you wonder what these chips AMD have made are actually useful for... ?

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Server chips sold to consumers, which over 90% wont use in a server environment. Now I feeel like selling it, too bad the resale isn't very good.
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They're actually not as good as the old magny cours in servers either from what I've heard. Seems to just be fail as far as the eye can see.
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i think that it is a good server chip for a small little farm if you dont want to spend money. i mean true server chips cost alot of money. you can build an entire server with a bulldozed at the price of a magny. i think that amd really took a step back with bulldozer. i was actually hoping for it to be a good chip.
    
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i think that it is a good server chip for a small little farm if you dont want to spend money. i mean true server chips cost alot of money. you can build an entire server with a bulldozed at the price of a magny. i think that amd really took a step back with bulldozer. i was actually hoping for it to be a good chip.

I was hoping it would be too, just for the sake of not having to have what the majority uses (Intel 2500K) and since i already had one, which was a bad clocker so i sold it on.

Its unfortunate that the FX series flopped, it could have been so much better.
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As such, we're almost-shockingly left without an AMD CPU to recommend at any price point."g.gif
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heres my benchmark with my fx8120
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