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With an OC of 4.4GHz, I went from 69 OpenGL to 73 OpenGL in CineBench, only 4 FPS. I suppose this means the 7950 is the bottleneck, as I thought I'd get more than that.

Got 5.55 up from 5.02 on CPU score with the OC.

I'll have to do some experimenting with 3DMark.
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The results are in! A pretty substantial jump in FPS with the FX6350:



It would seem the PhenomII may have been holding back my OCed 7950 more than I thought.

EDIT: Absolutely no difference in GPU mining, as expected.

Was the phenom overclocked at all? of course at stock speeds you were bottlenecking the 7950 hard but at 4.1ghz + , not so much
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Phenom was stock.

I observed the load on GPU and CPU when the Phenom was installed and had them both around 80%-90% in recent games, and figured they were well matched. I guess loads aren't the entire story when it comes to bottlenecking. With the FX the memory is faster now as well.
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3DMark scores are in:

Phenom II (Stock) 7255
FX6350 (Stock) 8157
FX6350 (4.4GHz) 8290

I suppose I should have a physx GPU to augment my 7950. I also have a feeling 3DMark isn't threaded very well, as I'd expect a larger jump.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FastMHz View Post

3DMark scores are in:

Phenom II (Stock) 7255
FX6350 (Stock) 8157
FX6350 (4.4GHz) 8290

I suppose I should have a physx GPU to augment my 7950. I also have a feeling 3DMark isn't threaded very well, as I'd expect a larger jump.

What's your 3D Mark Physics score? That's the cpu score. Compare the Phenom II X4 and FX 6300 with Physics score not overall score.
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Phenoms fair fairly well against FX processors in single-threaded workloads.
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What's your 3D Mark Physics score? That's the cpu score. Compare the Phenom II X4 and FX 6300 with Physics score not overall score.

3DMark Physics score on the Phenom II was 4258. I'll have to re-run the bench on the FX to see what it was for that one.
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If I remember well my fx 6300 at 4.7ghz gets around 6700 as physics score.
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The results are in! A pretty substantial jump in FPS with the FX6350:



It would seem the PhenomII may have been holding back my OCed 7950 more than I thought.

EDIT: Absolutely no difference in GPU mining, as expected.

that open gl is kinda low. i get a 98 with a 7950 but paired with an i7 at 4.5. 73 for a 7770 paired with a Phenom. might just be the version of cine.
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