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Did a fresh driver install, problem all fixed!

But now I only get 5 FPS in BF3 mad.gif
So the SLI bridge arrived safely?

GPUs not clocking up properly is never a CPU issue. They'll always clock up to 3D clocks if the driver is behaving... what'll be low if there is a serious bottleneck is GPU utilisation.
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So the SLI bridge arrived safely?

GPUs not clocking up properly is never a CPU issue. They'll always clock up to 3D clocks if the driver is behaving... what'll be low if there is a serious bottleneck is GPU utilisation.

The bridge did arrive safely thank you! Though I have ordered one in black for 99p from Hong Kong. That will be here in over a month haha.

During Dirt 3 I get about 70% CPU usage and 40 - 50% usage on each GPU?
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I really do need to change that CPU...
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I really do need to change that CPU...
been saying that since day one....
you still get props though considering, other hardware is quality.
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Might get one in two months, once I've paid off this 670 and fixed up my second rig.
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have fun now and sell your FX-6100 and for minimal expense get either a 980BE... biggrin.gif, 1100T...biggrin.gif or seriously, FX-8320..
and then when finances are permitting grab an Intel set-up..

just my opinion, it's what I did with my second unit and now I rock both Intel.
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The bridge did arrive safely thank you! Though I have ordered one in black for 99p from Hong Kong. That will be here in over a month haha.

During Dirt 3 I get about 70% CPU usage and 40 - 50% usage on each GPU?
Good, I'm glad. I was hoping I wasn't going to have another loss due to the wonders of the UK postal system... had some RAM go AWOL when I posted it 'standard' last time. Do you have a window in your case? I've given up caring what colour things are - if they do what I want, work well and don't break... that's all I'm interested in. Obviously, cases are the exception here, where I tend to favour matte black monoliths like the Corsair 700D. Of course, I do have an Arctic White Fractal Design R4 for my 3570K+GTX680 box... but I bought that purely because for some reason, Scan had the white one for nearly £15 cheaper than the black or titanium grey ones. biggrin.gif

Although I admit the white has grown on me.

...

Heh... I got ~60% on my Phenom II 1090T @ 4GHz and around 40% on my Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz. Codies games will depend on how many cores you have, and how well multithreaded they are. GPU usage fluctuates wildly, but if I run without Vsync, I get both maxed out if I turn AA up. It's all a settings balancing act - bear in mind, though, that DiRT2 would run at 60fps on a pair of GTX460s in Surround on settings not far from Ultra, so the Ego engine is hardly the most taxing. DiRT3 is unlikely to even make those 670s break a sweat, because it's essentially exactly the same engine. Again. Something Codemasters are quite good at (it makes sense, current consoles run the Ego engine quite well... and that's where most of their business is now... sadly...)
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I really do need to change that CPU...
You're going off 3D Mark?

Not saying that Intel chips don't do better - they do - but I've reached the point where I look at synthetic benches and ask the immortal question: "OK, great, so what? Can I play 3D Mark?"

Will that 6100 (or an 8300 series chip if/when you drop one in) do what the Intel chips will do, even if they're slightly slower? Save the whole platform shift for Haswell, as you'd already planned. Better yet, save the platform shift for a few months after Haswell has been out, and hopefully there are a few more options on the motherboard front that aren't either a) rushed, b) buggy, c) hideously expensive or d) all of the above.

Jaded? Me?

...but of course. wink.gif

That said, if I have some spare cash when Ivy-E hits, I might take my X58 system to LGA2011.
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I do indeed!

My FX 6100 is also providing to be a bit of a problem when working with AutoCAD, 3ds Max and video rendering. Which I do a lot of. I bought it when I was a bit of a newby. My logic was 'It's got 6 cores. must be 50% faster than that Intel quad core."
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I do indeed!

My FX 6100 is also providing to be a bit of a problem when working with AutoCAD, 3ds Max and video rendering. Which I do a lot of. I bought it when I was a bit of a newby. My logic was 'It's got 6 cores. must be 50% faster than that Intel quad core."
Crikey. Far too much glow there for me. redface.gif Wouldn't take me long to start hunting for the off switch... in fact, I've even stopped hooking up HDD/power LEDs in some cases, as they're just too bright/intrusive.

The marketing is an issue - I can't blame AMD for trying it, in fact, I can't blame anyone technical for what the marketers do. I'd offer a Phenom II 1090T, but I hope to get that system back up again in the next fortnight and doing some computational work 24/7... the main issue with the Bulldozer architecture is the cache latency and the penalty involved when the cache suffers branch misprediction (or, how long it takes to find the right info to give the CPU if it's not got it right the first time). It does OK in server and HPC workloads, but those are very different from the workloads required by gamers, consumers and 'workstation' users.

I worry that Bulldozer suffers from exactly the same issues of the Athlon 64, while sharing none of the tacit advantages; it's an architecture both ahead of its time and one that takes a step back to the 'dark ages' of the Pentium 4. The Athlon 64 had raw performance in spades, but suffered from software that couldn't take full advantage of it for quite some time (64-bit Windows)... Bulldozer, on the other hand, is behind Intel chips in raw performance for consumers, while providing some excellent cost/performance figures for HPC applications. Only issue there is... GPUs are pretty good at HPC work too, depending on exactly what you want.

Eh, why am I waffling on about this stuff? I blame a stinking cold. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. redface.gif

Doesn't stop me wanting to play with an 8350, though.

...

wermad - I'd love to take up the offer of a $200 3770K, but I'm the wrong side of the Atlantic. biggrin.gif They start around the £230 mark here - that's, what, $350?
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