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I've heard many times people saying that even a 2500k/3570k at stock clock was a bottleneck. Let's investigate.

Does overclocking improve general graphic performance of AMD R9 290? Let's find out....

3D Mark 2011 Basic Edition

Performance Test - 720P

Stock Intel CPU 3570K (core0: 3.8ghz, core1: 3.8ghz, core2: 3.7ghz, core3: 3.6ghz) and MSI R9 290 Gaming (core 977mhz / memory 1250mhz)

Run 1: Graphic: 12170 Physics: 6573
Run 2: Graphic: 12173 Physics: 6573

Stock CPU ; MSI R9 290 Gaming (core 1075mhz / memory 1375mhz)

Run 1: Graphic: 13302 Physics: 6569
Run 2: Graphic: 13348 Physics: 6610

Intel CPU 3570K (all core @ 4.1ghz) and MSI R9 290 Gaming (core 1075 mhz / 1375 mhz)

Run 1: Graphic: 13224 Physics: 7180
Run 2: Graphic: 13300 Physics: 7160

Result: BUSTED!
    
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your graphics scores are kinda low for 1075/1375.

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8191324

are you sure they are not overall scores?
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Only Testing 3DMark? Test some games like BF3/4.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Only Testing 3DMark? Test some games like BF3/4.

I think what op needs to test is if the card is working properly.
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Yep I really hope that's not graphics scores frown.gif
    
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your guys are right, score are stupidly low. I know the card is working properly since i'm getting 63-64 fps in unigine valley extremehd. Something is wrong with my 3dmark install
    
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post #7 of 26
2500k and the 3570k will not bottleneck a 290/290x. Even if they did a small OC would get past the problem.
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2500k and the 3570k will not bottleneck a 290/290x. Even if they did a small OC would get past the problem.

true. a small oc will help. in some games, at stock, it may not pose a problem but others . . . the minimum fps may not be acceptable where an increase of 5 - 10 fps may make a huge difference in game play. check out the combined scores and combined test scores.




you can tell which one has the cpu at stock. also, in some games, an oc will affect gpu usage. one mid-high end gpu might not show this but 2 or more . . .
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post #9 of 26
I Think allot of people cant accept what the term Bottlenecking really is. One component holding the rest back in performance.
Like the CPU Limiting the maximum gaming performance/fps in games.

My 2500k bottlenecks my hd7970 if i run without MSAA on Battlefield 4.
(I dont like MSAA because of the added input lagg).

A 2500K on 5.0Ghz is still a powerfull CPU, but it CAN even Bottleneck a HD7970 on 1080p.

So i geuss a stock 3570k + a R9 290X aint a golden combination.
(Yes you can run 4x / 8x MSAA on all games, but thats like ''cheating'' to up the GPU Usage)

And with bottlenecking i mean running no V-Sync, and not running 99-100% constant GPU Usage.

So if a 5.0Ghz 2500k cant push a OCed HD7970 to 99-100% constant Usage (In BF4 Without MSAA)

Then how is a stock 3570k supposed to push a 290x to 100% constant usage? biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 26
If this conversation is about BF4, all of your problems will be solved with an i7.

2600K > 4670K.
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