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post #2451 of 5998
Speaking of bottlenecks (shameless self promotion here ) I did some testing today with my 2600k and old E8400 and surprisingly to me at least the E8400 is right on par with the 2600k in games with a single 580.

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...hz-single.html
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Speaking of bottlenecks (shameless self promotion here ) I did some testing today with my 2600k and old E8400 and surprisingly to me at least the E8400 is right on par with the 2600k in games with a single 580.

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...hz-single.html
That's interesting. I had that same question about the Sabertooth X58 vs P67 i7 950 to i7 2600k CPU's. The person who did limited testing said it was a 50 point difference on the 3D Mark 11 score and I would have assumed a much higher difference between the two.
     
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Yeah. CPU's are seriously not a limitation anymore. Quads, Octogons etc. It's all myth I think. I'm not disappointed by my 2600k, quite the contrary it's wonderful especially when rendering. But the biggest upgrade in my system came with my SSD. The 2600k should scale better if you throw SLI or crossfire into the mix as well.
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Yeah. CPU's are seriously not a limitation anymore. Quads, Octogons etc. It's all myth I think. I'm not disappointed by my 2600k, quite the contrary it's wonderful especially when rendering. But the biggest upgrade in my system came with my SSD. The 2600k should scale better if you throw SLI or crossfire into the mix as well.
Some cpu's still are a limitation. That's why I sold my 1090T and bought the 2500k. True story.

There are some differences, but you'll see a ridiculous improvement going from a 1090T (6 cores) to a 2500k (4 cores). These are with PhysX on to show just how much the difference was:


 
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My test was flawed apparently since I tested with vsync on so there's a bit of a difference (tested Metro 2033 quickly)

Metro 2033 went up a fair bit with the 2600k back to 4.4ghz and vsync off but nothing major.
Average Framerate: 49.50
Max. Framerate: 109.75
Min. Framerate: 13.13

Metro 2033 with 2600k @ stock
Average Framerate: 49.00
Max. Framerate: 105.21
Min. Framerate: 9.97

Metro 2033 on E8400 with vsync off:
Average Framerate: 41.33
Max. Framerate: 126.53
Min. Framerate: 9.10

That's cool skyline but that's a synthetic test. How about real world. I get kind of tired of the fact everyone lives and breathes synthetic benchmarks in the gaming world.. For example almost every single 2600k review had the same boring synthetic benchmarks and only a few had actual real world rendering times and computational times.
After my tests with the 8400 today I wonder if I haven't overspent a little bit in the back of my mind on my over zealous nature. I could always wait for that 20 seconds more for the render on my video to complete.
But I know this is overclock.net and not goodenoughOC.net so it makes sense.
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post #2456 of 5998
Hey CH_Skyline, quick off topic but still about 580's. Did you sell your GTX 580 1.5Gb cards? I see you got your 3GB cards in your sys specs, congrats btw!
     
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True, it's synthetic, but it's still a HUGE difference. I still have some screenshots of my 1090T benchies, I'll have to match my clocks and see how my current CPU fares.

Yes, Arizonian, I made a deal with another OCN member. I just ordered the 3rd card on Friday, so this coming Thursday I'll be running 3GB Tri-SLi! It's been awesome so far with no vram limitation.
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post #2458 of 5998
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Yes, Arizonian, I made a deal with another OCN member. I just ordered the 3rd card on Friday, so this coming Thursday I'll be running 3GB Tri-SLi! It's been awesome so far with no vram limitation.
Congrats!
     
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True, it's synthetic, but it's still a HUGE difference. I still have some screenshots of my 1090T benchies, I'll have to match my clocks and see how my current CPU fares.

Yes, Arizonian, I made a deal with another OCN member. I just ordered the 3rd card on Friday, so this coming Thursday I'll be running 3GB Tri-SLi! It's been awesome so far with no vram limitation.
Since we're running virtually the same resolution, what have been the key differences that you have found when upgrading to the 3GB cards? My mind is genuinely curious but my wallet is cringing at the thought of what you might say.
     
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post #2460 of 5998
So I need some advice. No more EVGA GPUS for me, first my 560 ti Maximum Graphics Edition Died, then I decided to upgrade to a 570 yesterday.

Not even 24 hours and it's completely dead. First it was artifacts, then black screens and then the fan stop responding and it's a dead in the water. Nothing, no response, it's done like dinner.

Galaxy 570 (2 Year)
PNY 570 (1 Year)
Zotac 570 (Lifetime Warranty)

Which one is the most reliable?
Edited by MarvinDessica - 6/5/11 at 11:22pm
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