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post #11 of 44
It performs quite well when compared to the other cards. Taking on the 3870x2 on 3DMARK06 is quite good news for benchmarkers too.
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post #12 of 44
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Ultras dont get 13k stock. I didn't even get 13k stock with a Q6600 stock and the Ultra stock. So I'm not sure where you are pulling 13k from?
You are missing the point though, the scores in comparison to the other cards are quite decent!
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post #13 of 44
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You are missing the point though, the scores in comparison to the other cards are quite decent!
I'm just clarifying the oddity in the scores. Most especially the red bar. Not sure how they could manage 2000 less points than I did.
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Geez. Read the damn thread.

The 3dmark scores issue was already answered above. The tests were all run with a measly e6709@ 2.66GHz. This not only produces low CPU scores, but bottlenecks the hell out of high-end GPUs (especially double GPUs).
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Geez. Read the damn thread.

The 3dmark scores issue was already answered above. The tests were all run with a measly e6709@ 2.66GHz. This not only produces low CPU scores, but bottlenecks the hell out of high-end GPUs (especially double GPUs).
thats what I'm getting at.. .34ghz shouldn't account for 2000 points =o) Infact that makes me want to do a run at 2.66!
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post #16 of 44
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thats what I'm getting at.. .34ghz shouldn't account for 2000 points =o) Infact that makes me want to do a run at 2.66!
Yeah, it really can. Because you're not just dealing with an increase in CPU power at that point -- you're also dealing with the marginal gains by "uncorking" the GPU. So in effect, instead of just "upping" your cpu score, 340MHz will show an increase in all 3 3dmark scores.

Also, your processor runs a 1333FSB. The one tested runs at 1066. FSB makes a HUGE difference in 3dmark scores on Intel Systems (because it affects PCIex and Memory Communications).
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Reading all this "bottlenecking" stuff is causing me some serious pain. It really is. A GPU performs the same no matter what CPU you use it with. The score difference is due to the faster CPU and nothing else.
Anyway, those are some nice scores, but I bet it is leaving many wanting.
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It´s a crap,we all know that having two gt´s in sli or two g92 gts is even better and cheaper than a single 9800gx2 is not worth it at all,and i don´t really care about this 3Dmark it´s old already,we need to focus on the new 3Dmark vantage.
So if someone asked me for a new video card,i would recommend two g92 8800 series card in sli,cheaper and the same thing than that card.
 
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post #19 of 44
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Originally Posted by Azazel View Post
I don't understand why they would test the very top gpu with only a mediocre cpu.
A lot of people who are in need of faster GPUs have mediocre CPUs.

I am GPU limited with a well overclock 8800GTS 512 in every single recent game I play and my chip is barely faster than a stock E6700.

In many games, I would still be mostly GPU limited with a 9800GX2.
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It´s a crap,we all know that having two gt´s in sli or two g92 gts is even better and cheaper than a single 9800gx2 is not worth it at all,and i don´t really care about this 3Dmark it´s old already,we need to focus on the new 3Dmark vantage.
So if someone asked me for a new video card,i would recommend two g92 8800 series card in sli,cheaper and the same thing than that card.
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