Originally Posted by samwiches
Yeah, just do Heaven or whatever.
I had a nice 2500K and this 3570K kinda sucks.. I don't know if it's going to squeeze all the FPS out of that card.
So maybe you could test that 2500K at about 4700MHz (I can do about 4450MHz with my chip).
I didn't your message above after I started my benching but here are my results. My GPU is the Gigabyte GTX 670 WF3. The CPU speeds are 3.6GHz for stock and 4.9GHz for OC:Heaven Comparisons (Click to show)
Stock CPU / Stock GPU
Max Clocked CPU / Stock GPU
For this next section, I noticed that I could not get higher than a +100 Core clock offset for the GPU when my CPU was stock. I did see small artifacts in Heaven when running with the +100 Core clock offset. I don't know if this is just my mobo or not as I currently do not have access to another mobo to test this against.
Stock CPU / OC GPU
Max Clocked GPU / OC GPU
I did some tweaking when it came to 3DMark11 as I would get better performance with a lesser GPU Core overclock. Like above, I used +100 offset. Here are the links:
3DMark11 Comparisons (Click to show)
As shown Heaven doesn't care about the CPU. 3DMark11 does take the CPU more of the CPU into account and seems more... sensitive to overclocking of the GPU.Edited by nismofreak - 5/25/12 at 1:06pm