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Alright, so check this out folks. I'm lost and don't know what the F is going on.

When I had my p4 at 3.6ghz, I scored a total of 5876, cpu score of 5382.

No I have my opteron at 2.8ghz, i Scored a total of 5646, cpu score of 5031.


WTH??? I'm using the same video card at same clock speeds. but regardless of video card. why is my cpu score lower?

BUT at the same time, my 1M score with P4 was 38Seconds
and my 1M score with opteron is 31seconds.....considerablly faster.

Version of PCM05 is 1.2
all the tests were the same.
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post #2 of 10
Strange! Wouldn't worry too much about synthetic benchmarks, stick to real world apps like Super Pi (like you are doing). Sure you don't need me to tell you that your CPU is now way faster than the P4
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LOL .. Pi is not a real world app but it is good still the same

PCMark05 also tests the multi-threading capability of a system, so this is where the single AMD cores will drop off and so you have to crank the OC up to get back up close.
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I thought the AMD was suppose to reign the 3d world of gaming? I know my chip is still fast but i'd like to get to the bottom of this for my sake... What is causing this difference in cpu scores?

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LOL .. Pi is not a real world app but it is good still the same

PCMark05 also tests the multi-threading capability of a system, so this is where the single AMD cores will drop off and so you have to crank the OC up to get back up close.


I cranked it to fx speeds lol. how much more do i need to crank it up?
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Have a look at the top 30 OC.net systems to compare with 3DMark benchmarks.
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hmmm, i'd be like 19th with my intel if it was just 05 scores. I guess its not too bad of a score.
Still disappointed that cpu score is lower than my p4 but can't blame that on the chip. damn multi-threaded app
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doesn't amd have a better memory controller than intel?? that'd explain your pi score because pi is more or less memory.....
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I jumped on the gun and got me an opteron, it is a very nice cpu indeed (cabye 0540fpbw), too nice for it's own good lol. BUT it is not the chip for me. After being an Hyperthreading user for a long long time, I have come to realize that I need it. Not HT, but a multi-processing cpu like a X2 or Opteron dual core. I've been used to opening 2-3 programs, burning a dvd at the same time im encoding a dvd, or burning a cd and playing cs at the same time.

but i'm broke again. lol
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i'll gladly take your 146 for about $50 bucks
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Quote:
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i'll gladly take your 146 for about $50 bucks

I might ave jumped the gun, but i'm not stupid...... lol

I'll let ebay decide it's true worth.
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