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Taking a break from working on upgrades on my main rig, I found myself with an i3-2100 powering 2 7970s with an Antec TPN 650 - Minor benching ensued.

Test rig: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2369281
-Intel Core i3-2100
-2x reference clocked HD7970's in CFX
-8GB G.Skill ECO series @ 1866mhz 8-9-8-28
-Gigabyte Z68X-UD4
-Antec TPN-650

My apologies, as I don't have any other benchmarking programs. Nor do I have very fast internet (satellite), so I didn't bother downloading anything else. However, in the programs that I do have, every setting related to graphics was absolutely maxed. For the Battlefield 3 test, obviously I can't play online. I played "Night Shift".
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PS
The PSU didn't blow up, nor did it shut down.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 5/14/12 at 5:15pm
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post #2 of 7
in firefox i cant maximize the pictures

btw, i used a i3 3120 with 550TI SLI , and got only in BF3 some micro stuttering (MS ) from time to time, but not other games.
switched to i7 and i5 its now gone.

do you have any MS ?

im guessing its the low end gpus in my case that causes MS and not the cpu , since a friend of mine runs crossfire 6870 with an i5 without issues.
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post #3 of 7
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There was a little microstutter, yes. I think it might have been cuz HT was on.

PS
You can right click -> view image to see the full resolution in firefox.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 5/14/12 at 5:10pm
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I love the i3 2100 smile.gif

I had it but now its being replaced by i7 3770k smile.gif
    
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+1 to the i3 2100 Still debating on a 3450 or 3570k, but cant justify just yet. powerful little processor it is.
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I think some of the credit can go to the RAM as well - 4 DIMM's @ 1866mhz 8-9-8-28 1.5v thumb.gif
It might not make a big difference, but with 2 cards and maxed out graphics - the RAM was filled over 50%.
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The little i3 is a powerhouse. That is for sure. If they ever made a K series for the i3's just for SnG, that would actually be awesome.
     
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