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Great Job!!!
I have been trying to tell people for some time now that the BD is a great CPU for gaming and video editing, and it offers 3-4way sli/xfire option too, with the 990fxa mobo's. How can you ask for more at such a great price?
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Just because 990FX mobos have the ability to run 3 or 4 way GPU setups doesn't mean bulldozer has the single threaded performance to drive those setups anywhere near their maximum....
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Yup. Starting with 2 GPUs and going up you are going to be progressively more bottlenecked by the CPU. Now running the chip at slightly under 5ghz is a huge boost and probabally alleviates the issue to some degree but it's still there and has been shown numerous times.
    
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Out of curiosity, what do you score in Cinebench 11.5 with your SV02 system?
I dont know, I just got it up and running last week. I was rockin a 1090T/Sabertooth 990FX and EVGA GTX460 2GB sli. But I'll download that version and run it and post results tonight.
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post #34 of 141
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CPU limited in every game so adding a second 680 won't bring that much of an improvement, although BF3 doesn't seem as affected as the rest.
MW2 is atrocious!
If I dropped that much cash on a GPU I would want that bad boy running at full tilt and giving me the performance that I paid for.
Also to show the chip in true light you really need to list the minimum frame rates as well as the average.
Min framerate is already shown, and it is _not_ CPU limited in every game. In fact, not only is it listed, the framerate is _also_ graphed out...

My second 680 is at MSI RMA, so it will probably be another week or two until I can get data for that.

The part that really interests me is the performance one paid for. Considering that all of these tests are done on a 60 hz monitor, one would be limited to not seeing frames above 60 fps anyway. So, if the framerate is above 60 fps, one is _seeing_ the same performance, regardless of the CPU. What one should be concerned about, then, are situations that cause the fps to drop below 60. Hence the reason why minimum framerate is listed, and why the framerate is graphed out parallel to CPU and GPU load.
Edited by svthomas - 6/10/12 at 12:05pm
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Min framerate is already shown, and it is _not_ CPU limited in every game. In fact, not only is it listed, the framerate is graphed out... It seems like you didn't look at the data before posting about it. doh.gif
My second 680 is at MSI RMA, so it will probably be another week or two until I can get data for that.
Additionally, please keep the fanboy namecalling to yourself.

applaud.gif

And you have to love how they keep posting the same SLI review to point out how "AMD sucks" and never a crossfire review to see if it's really a problem with CPU power or just simply a problem playing nice with SLI (which by the way is new to AMD chipsets).
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Good thread svthomas. Good to have people who have experience with both cpus share their opinion/benches thumb.gif I've decided to sell off the 2500k myself and go back with the FX-8120 and pocket the extra cash.
Edited by computerparts - 6/10/12 at 12:53pm
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Yup. Starting with 2 GPUs and going up you are going to be progressively more bottlenecked by the CPU. Now running the chip at slightly under 5ghz is a huge boost and probabally alleviates the issue to some degree but it's still there and has been shown numerous times.

Really? Let's see.

Here's a 7970 review (which is of course a dual GPU) - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_CPU_Scaling/1.html

AVP:
139
139
139

Batman AC:

139
139
139

BF3:

139
139
139

Battleforge 2:

139
139
139

Civ 5:

139
139
139


You get the point (read the rest of the review for the rest of the benchmarks).

Clearly the 2500K is a better value for the dollar when you consider all factors and is a great buy for the money. But to turn around and summarily say "see the FX is a total failure" or even worse declare that all AMD CPU'suck at gaming" is nothing more than idiotic and absurd fanboyism. If I were to take those same results and post a thread declaring that the i7-920 "sucks for gaming" I would be summarily laughed out of this forum and rightly so. Yet the 8150 posts similar results and the spIntellers will say precisely that. That's called being unobjective and biased.
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Really? Let's see.
Here's a 7970 review (which is of course a dual GPU) - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_CPU_Scaling/1.html Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
AVP:
139
139
139
Batman AC:
139
139
139
BF3:
139
139
139
Battleforge 2:
139
139
139
Civ 5:
139
139
139
You get the point (read the rest of the review for the rest of the benchmarks).
Clearly the 2500K is a better value for the dollar when you consider all factors and is a great buy for the money. But to turn around and summarily say "see the FX is a total failure" or even worse declare that all AMD CPU'suck at gaming" is nothing more than idiotic and absurd fanboyism. If I were to take those same results and post a thread declaring that the i7-920 "sucks for gaming" I would be summarily laughed out of this forum and rightly so. Yet the 8150 posts similar results and the spIntellers will say precisely that. That's called being unobjective and biased.

the 7970 is a single GPU. Just saying....
 
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the 7970 is a single GPU. Just saying....

No it isn't. It's a dual GPU on one card....just saying.

Edit - I stand corrected.....I was under the assumption that a 7970 had two tahiti's on the board....oops. But the point still stands.
Edited by Bubba Hotepp - 6/10/12 at 1:15pm
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No it isn't. It's a dual GPU on one card....just saying.
Edit - I stand corrected.....I was under the assumption that a 7970 had two tahiti's on the board....oops. But the point still stands.

That would be the 7990. It cant come soon enough sadsmiley.gif

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