Originally Posted by SpykeZ
Buy intel they said, my 8350 isn't as good as anything else they said, buy a new MB and go Intel for superior performance they said.
Fanboydom finally put to rest. CPU's are CPUs, buy what you can afford and be happy that you're a hardware enthusiast.
Anyone with half a brain has known that for most games will be limited by the GPU if you're running one card for a while now, even a GTX 670 CPU scaling test
Alatar did it proves that. Not that it stopped members acting like the CPU makes a massive difference in most games.
Originally Posted by borandi
Not exactly real world, is it?
Thank you for saying this. I'm sick of people who go on about low resolution testing as though it applies anywhere...It doesn't apply to higher resolutions (Even just 1080p a lot of the time) nor does it show how the CPUs will perform in future due to how many threads code uses now vs in future. (See the Q6600 vs E8400 for a perfect example. E8400 used to be faster but as you can see from these + other benchmarks, now games use more than 2 cores which lets the Q6600 overcome its slightly lower IPC)
Originally Posted by PontiacGTX
720 p is for comparing CPUs, 2560x1440 for testing gpus and 1920x1080 for cpu+gpu, you cant test a bottleneck with a high resolution bcuz the load will go to the gpus. but 768 it's ok
But 720p isn't any way relevant unless you happen to run at that resolution...You're exposing bottlenecks that won't impact you at all because 1) you're GPU bottlenecked 95% of the time when gaming at 1080p or above anyway and 2) games in future that will be more CPU heavy will also be more threaded meaning that CPU bottlenecked tests don't show performance that lets you guess what future performance will be like...This happened to the Q6600, it was slower than the E8400 at low resolution games in its prime around 2008 yet now it's generally the faster chip because it has 2 extra cores.
With the way its tested now you can get realistic data for single GPU and multi GPU performance showing that if you want more than 1 GPU, AMD is going to be slower but if you want a single GPU you can pretty much pick out of the vast majority of modern CPUs and be fine.