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Poll Results: What are you thinking: Used Fermi for SLI, or go with Kepler?

 
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    Thinking of getting adding another cheap, used Fermi for SLI!!!
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Okay, starting to buy the CPU hypothesis a bit more, based on these results ... I forced resolution to 1080p and AA down to 4x in the game and re-ran. The resolution definitely changed, I got bars on top/bottom. However, the FPS gain (around 5%) seems awful low ... it's like the AA level really didn't change. However, there's more signs of CPU BN as my usage is definitely down vs. my earlier run, which was at 1920x1080 and (probably) 16xQAA.
The thing that's confusing is that there's NO SIGN of the AA level in the config file at all. Does anyone know where the 'master' config file is for Crysis, the one that you can manually change and it results in the 'generated' config (the one in the Doc/Saves) getting changed?
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Of course, the fact that the Benchmark tool is totally broken for me causes me to wonder ... is everyone else's results totally accurate as well thinking.gif
I'm still not convinced there's not something inherently different between how this bench runs on Arni and Dimmy's systems, vs. Youra and mine's. His and mine 'make sense' in terms of the perf difference to me. The difference between ours, and that of Dimmy and Arni ... really doesn't to me. Youra is rocking a ton of CPU power, and similar clocks, but he's only around 4% ahead of my last run here, which makes sense as a CPU discrepancy, mitigated slightly by my higher GPU clocks (I'm at 1325/1800 on these last few runs) headscratch.gif
I'm wondering if there's any sort of mods involved ... mine is pure, unadulterated Steam install, totally untouched.
Also ... Dimmy and Youra, what DRIVERS are you on?

 

Yeah, I'm having a tough time dissecting this one. I just ran Crysis again forcing AA to 4AA and making sure the resolution was set to 1080p and my fps is still <67.

I'm using 301.34 drivers.

 

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I can post gtx 480 SLI benchmarks (overclocked)
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I am waiting for my new motherboard until i use SLi again.
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@ Sean

That'd be sweet ... Sure, I'd post your table. I got enough work just keeping up w/the thread. Plus I got games that need playing on my new card thumb.gif

@JProvido

See the OP for info on getting your scores added to the OP ... if you want them there. Otherwise, feel free to post whatever (matching settings) benchies you want to in the thread here.
    
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Yeah, I'm having a tough time dissecting this one. I just ran Crysis again forcing AA to 4AA and making sure the resolution was set to 1080p and my fps is still <67.
I'm using 301.34 drivers.

It really is odd, and I think the benchmark tool just isn't reliable. That's why I'm switching to Warhead for the AMD/NV comp benches in the OP.
    
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I will run some test this weekend on my 470s at 825 core vs my 670 to add to the list
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Okay, so I've settled on final clocks of 1335c/1750m (or 3500 or 7000, whatever ya wanna call it) which turns out to be a little faster than what I did all the benchmarks at ... oh well. The 470's weren't maxed either thumb.gif

Also added Crysis WH benchs to main thread (using AMD compatible settings). Decided to run Ambush, Frost, and Avalanche Flythrough. Ran them all at 1325/1800 ... cut back on core clock to maximize memory bandwidth.

Arni, Youra, Dimmy, Windfire - I'd be stoked if you'd post your results for all those three of those tests so I can post results in the OP. Just the screenshot of the tool would be best, when you post a full screenshot it gets hard to read the numbers.

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Hey, brett, I wish I could contribute those 3 Warhead benchmark tests. But I do not have the game installed and my Warhead retail disc is on loan to my nephew.

Sorry, my friend. redface.gif
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I don't own Vantage, so I can't test that at the "High" preset and the performance preset is heavily CPU-dependant.

WARHEAD, the order here is ambush, avalanche, frost:
EDIT: updated
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As for Mafia 2...
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Look at that GPU usage, I'm bound to beat everyone else with my 2600k @ 5.0GHz.
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Heaven:
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Looks like another slight win for my 7970 here biggrin.gif

The funny thing is that I could bench at higher clocks (although that would probably be an unfair comparison as very few 7970s reach past 1300MHz on air.)

EDIT:
Didn't see that you tested avalanche flythrough. BRB
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