Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel
So I guess you are saying that you are afraid to post a game benchmark because you know that the antique rig you are using would get trounced, that it is not even capable of playing a modern game. I understand. I can underclock my 6790 by the way. I know we could find some performance level equilibrium between what you have and what I have graphics wise. I think they include the benchmark in the Shogun 2 Demo, which is completely free to download.
Not afraid at all. Of course I would get trounced. You set up a rig to do certain things, as did I. I could care less if you can run the Shogun 2 demo faster than I can, and will happily concede that you "win" on that issue without wasting my time and bandwidth to prove something that I could give two *****s less about. If I cared about playing a modern game at 1080p, then I'd get an FX-8120, a 7970, and an LCD monitor. But I care more about running multithreaded productivity software that relates to my work, video encoding and rendering, and this machine also is used for music, TV viewing, and movies. Basically everything except playing games, which is something I rarely have the time or inclination to do. And I like the display that my "antique" CRT puts out and am actually trying to locate another one to run a dual configuration--the only reason I even have the 3870 X2.
When the FX-8350 arrives, I will be getting one. Until then, I'm perfectly happy with what I have.