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post #211 of 1593
Essentially what some posters are saying is AMD shouldn't even be in the market because it cannot compete smile.gif

I game, and moving from my Thuban to an I7 yields little gain. Yes I earnt around 10 FPS more but that doesn't justify it's cost (of the I5-4670K that is).


OK the posters basically saying AMD is worse in every scenario, let's hear what they are good at smile.gif otherwise shouldn't we all just buy Intel's products?
post #212 of 1593
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Essentially what some posters are saying is AMD shouldn't even be in the market because it cannot compete smile.gif

I game, and moving from my Thuban to an I7 yields little gain. Yes I earnt around 10 FPS more but that doesn't justify it's cost (of the I5-4670K that is).


OK the posters basically saying AMD is worse in every scenario, let's hear what they are good at smile.gif otherwise shouldn't we all just buy Intel's products?
It is unfortunate that these discussions tend to be quite negative and rarely focus on the positives. Also many set the bar a bit high just to exclude rather than set the bar at levels and then say what will work there. Like my 1080p60hz bar. Most all can work there but at 1600p /120hz/144/4K Multi-GPUx4 then there are just a limited number of passers.
post #213 of 1593
Alatars graphs are bogus. Here is what the real world performance looks like with an 8350 @4.7ghz with that poor little 280X unable to keep up. FPS in the lower right corner.


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Alatars graphs are bogus. Here is what the real world performance looks like with an 8350 @4.7ghz with that poor little 280X unable to keep up. FPS in the lower right corner.



Alatar could you provide the source for those scores?

It will depend on the settings but , my 8350/7970 rig all at stock clocks on both averages 102 fps in the bioshock infinite benchmark using setting number 4 at 1900x1200.
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They're all from gamegpu.ru, reliable site all things considered. Though sometimes they test their GPUs on unrealistic settings that aren't playable.

They bench pretty much every single even moderately big game that comes out.
 
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post #216 of 1593
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They're all from gamegpu.ru, reliable site all things considered. Though sometimes they test their GPUs on unrealistic settings that aren't playable.

They bench pretty much every single even moderately big game that comes out.

Thank you
Oh man, gonna need a translator my russian is a trifle rusty - do you happen to know the settings they used on the Bioshock bench?
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It's the benchmark utility for the game, everything maxed at 1680x1050

Considering that they also used a 7970 and a 8350 at stock and got 101 avg fps the results would seem perfectly reasonable.
 
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They're all from gamegpu.ru, reliable site all things considered. Though sometimes they test their GPUs on unrealistic settings that aren't playable.

They bench pretty much every single even moderately big game that comes out.
Benchmark results that show numbers far from what the gross of other review sites posted are reliable?
Don't answer that it is rhetorical.

The real bottleneck is with RTS games for sure normal games and any real AAA game will do just fine at high res you'll lose only a few fps.
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It's the benchmark utility for the game, everything maxed at 1680x1050

Considering that they also used a 7970 and a 8350 at stock and got 101 avg fps the results would seem perfectly reasonable.
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It's the benchmark utility for the game, everything maxed at 1680x1050

Considering that they also used a 7970 and a 8350 at stock and got 101 avg fps the results would seem perfectly reasonable.
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It's the benchmark utility for the game, everything maxed at 1680x1050

Considering that they also used a 7970 and a 8350 at stock and got 101 avg fps the results would seem perfectly reasonable.


It sure would , thank you.

Seems to be about a 10 % difference in average FPS between the $189 FX- 8350 and the $1139 3970X . One of those options doesn't seem very viable to me at all smile.gif
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It sure would , thank you.

Seems to be about a 10 % difference in average FPS between the $189 FX- 8350 and the $1139 3970X . One of those options doesn't seem very viable to me at all smile.gif

Your right, I would rather go for a L5639 or X5650 for greater performance for less impact on the wallet. Avg 100 on ebay, only trick is finding a decent motherboard for a decent price. Then again usually those that are deal hunting are willing to wait for the best price/performance.
    
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