Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103
Proof of you statements?
Also, there is no stuttering what so ever with the dual graphics I am running right now. Not to mention that the power requirements for running my setup are significantly less than that of a regular rig with a quad core, and two GPU's.
Also, My rig has a decent motherboard for overclocking, sata 6gb/s, USB 3.0, stock VRM cooling with a good overclocking potential you will not get on a Basic board. Pairing a good CPU and GPU on a crap board is not having a well balanced system.
This thread is to show llano performance, not trying to directly compare to others. That being said I challenge you to build a better performing rig for 467 dollars and than post your benchmarks.
I doubt anything can be built for this price with the same performance, power requirements, and overclockability.
proof of what? be more specific,
you can easily find comparison of GPUs on google and about stuttering, micro stuttering is a known problem with multi GPU (but it can happen in many situations), and with hybrid CF we are talking about 2 VGAs with significant different performance characteristics working in AFR, is even harder to get it right... and when llano was released driver support was quite bad for CF (no DX9, lot's of gamings with negative scaling), I'm sure it improved but still you can find on the reviews... with CF you are more dependent on driver updates with the right profiles...
I think CF and SLI are great for the high end stuff, when basically there is no way of going faster with a single GPU at the moment, or for the flexibility when upgrading, but for lower end solutions, when you can avoid and get the same performance with a single card...
so why a regular rig with 2 GPUs? you can get this kind of performance with a single GPU, also did you test power consumption? on the tests I saw it was nothing special for the performance,
there are inexpensive options with sata III and USB 3.0 for any platform.
about your challenge, I have not intention of competing nor building such a system right now, but I'm pretty sure it's possible to build a fast system for the money without hybrid CF, and using less or the same power, go with a 7750 as a start point, or even a 7770 (110 after rebate on newegg) saving a bit on other parts for the best gaming performance, also if you are only gaming you could go with a cheap dual core sandy bridge, and get the same performance, overclock loses a bit of relevance when for the same money and no overclock you can get better/same performance,
so, I'm not saying you build is not great for the money, it is, but I still think a single more powerful card would be better overall...
if you state the price from each part from your build it would be easier to compare with an option with a single discrete graphics card,
and as I said before, it would be more interesting to have a result on "Heaven" with more regular settings (tess ON, less AA..)Edited by HMBR - 6/28/12 at 10:55pm