Originally Posted by DimmyK
Glad to be of help, I love bench offs. Thankfully, I had half of the stuff already installed from my previous benching, that really helped.
My screen is 1920x1080, unfortunately can't run extreme. And I think you're right about BN in vantage, even on high. I've noticed that when I had two 580s with I7-930 @ 4.0. Yeah, your OCed 470s are no slouches, 680 @ at stock barely keeps up with them. But seeing all the reviews, I have a feeling that overall it'll be a wash between them and your 670.
I ran Mafia II demo for a benchmark (I don't own full game), but the screen with results looks different that yours. Were you running full game? I'm afraid we can't compare those, I got like 57 average with physx maxed. So I didn't include it. Let me know if you want me to add it too. Also, your JC2 result screen does not list bokeh filter setting? Or am I just going blind? Because mine does, and that was full retail game bench.
Yeah that was the benchmark run from the Mafia 2 game itself. The benchmark test is the same between demo and game, but maybe the different versions (demo vs. real) runs it differently
As I made note of, my GPU usage was horrible on that test ... 50-70% range for most of it. Running PhysX on one card that's part of a SLI set is a joke, it works like ca-ca ... been telling people that for years. I actually played the game with the SLI off, using one card for rendering and one for dedicated physX. It plays better even if FPS is a little lower that way on average.
And no you're not blind ... the Bokeh filter option doesn't appear in JC2 when you're running SLI.
Hopefully I get a good OC'er, cause otherwise ... based on your results with the 680, I'm probably going to be taking an FPS hit when I move to the 670. But not having a little furnace right next to my leg in the AZ summer is gonna be worth it. Not only that, 800MHz is not my 24/7 clock anyways. It could be, but ... it's too hot here and I don't like to abuse my cards. I did pretty much all my gaming on these cards at 700(1V), so I won't be losing any FPS at all, really
Thanks again man, great job!
Oh, and Youra
... if you ran 3dMark11 again, on the latest version of it w/the latest drivers, you'd easily score over 10K with your old chip ... things have changed since back when you ran that bench in your screenshot. I can crack 10K with my i7 930 at 4.0 and my cards at 830, and that's with only a 11.1K GPU score.
And yeah, even w/Ivy out I haven't been able to justify moving away from Bloomfield/X58 to myself. I really LOVE my board, it cost bank when I bought it, and I just really like having having the triple-channel ram and all the PCI-Ex lanes ... even if they don't really do anything any faster ... psychologically all the Sandy stuff always looked like a 'step down' to me, even though it really wasn't ... I just could never warm up to idea of losing a memory channel and a buncha PCI-Ex lanes ... I expected to always be getting moar of everything like that, not less Edited by brettjv - 5/13/12 at 10:58pm