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Still a reasonable difference, that's good to know. Thank you.

Can't wait until SB is released and hopefully tanks 1156 i7 prices.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by driftingforlife;11935633 
i ran it and this is what i got. this is with PPU disabled, stock cards

A few issues there as far as comps go ... you left your GPU's at 607, his were at 800. Also, an i3 isn't a 2-core i7, it's a 2-core i5 ... similar, but not identical. Plus you left HT on, so you have 4 threads available. And OP was at 4.4 on his proc, you're at 4.0.

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your score is too low, that cpu at 4.ghz shouls score 25000+.
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Originally Posted by Haze_hellivo;11935544 
your cpu is th only bottlenecking your pc. go for a Quad core to get the most of SLI.
CPUs are super slow when compared to video cards, an intel 980x doesn't have the computational power of Gtx 260 for example.

this is terrible advice. the only reason your score is a little lower than the quads is because you're testing at low resolution. crank up the resolution and settings and your frames will be 90+% that of a similarly clocked quad.

on games/benches that utilize multiple threads well, it MIGHT drop to 85%. hardly a reason to upgrade if gaming is your goal.

also, here is a run with max clocks on my rig (also note this is not x16/x16):

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