Originally Posted by Rockr69
Yes, but think about it like this. 3D rendering is like building a wedding cake. The video card takes care of the all the pretty stuff you see on top while the CPU handles the cake itself. If the CPU can't stack the cake up proper then the GPU has nothing to layer onto.
I totally agree!
It's not that kind of 3D that AMD is kicking booty on, it's 3D processing, programs like Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Photoshop, 3D Mark Vantage. Although it does still win out in Far Cry 2 & Dirt 2. They aren't talking about major differences though, in the games the margin is 1-4fps. Then, in Sony Vegas it's 200 seconds, I would notice a 200 second difference.
Thier main point in doing these comparisons though is what Rockr always says. What's going to get you the most bang for your buck? If a 6 core chip costs $50- less & does better than the high cost 4 core chip, maybe you'd go that route.
Not me, if I can afford it, I'll go intel.
They do make another interesting point though, if you go with AMD, thier motherboard base, socket set has remained pretty firm & stable through many procs, you can't say the same with intel. If you
want to upgrade to a hex-core proc, you have to buy a 1366 mobo.
Rockr is again very correct though, we're back to the point of where's the bottle neck? If the processor doesn't arrange the cake right, you're going to notice it when it hits the screen. Having 3 GTX 480's in SLI may get you fps's close to the 200's in Crysis but no human can really see that fast! So, if you run at the "usual" thermal max of 4.0 - 4.2Ghz on your proc & you have 2 480's in Sli, will you see the difference? Maybe.
I can see it's wicked fast in Benchy's but the game only goes as fast as I can play it!
All that being said, my second 480 still usually never gets over 50c! I either have a really frigid chip or there's just not enough work for it to do.
Originally Posted by GoodInk
Sorry to here about all this, that is a very long time to be sick, and like Sriker said at least you're out of the trailer.
Thanks. Yeah, there was a lot bad about living over there. All the diesel exhaust, all the odors from the Spice factory. Oh, but the days when the Purina plant was making Cookie Crisp, or whatever it was. Those were nice! One thing I don't miss one little bit was the thousands of tiny black ants that were always streaming through! We even had them crawling on our head while we tried to sleep! I hate Cottonwood trees, I'm glad they're outlawed here now.
One more thing: You guys may not know, that's from the old man in Jackie Chan's cartoon.
: I wouldn't trust HW Monitor as far as I can throw it. Being software, unless it's on a disc that aint far! Try Speccy, you'll love it, run something on all cores & you can watch as the memory controller tosses jobs back & forth to keep the cores cool & balance the workload! Edited by BriSleep - 10/30/10 at 2:08pm