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Originally Posted by Tong View Post
I see...

Would a Phenom 2 X4 970 be enough?
I would rather get an i5 760
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Its your CPU . A 3.0GHz quad isn't enough for high end gaming. If you had a 4.2GHz Core i7, then you'd probably be beating that 5830.
A 3ghz quad isnt good enough for high end gaming? What? 3ghz quad is plenty, the op is using a dual core anyway.

EDIT: nvm I see in the screenshots he is using a Q8400...ya not a very good cpu.
Edited by james_ant - 1/13/11 at 6:16am
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by Tong View Post
I think, otherwise something is screwed up.
Saw this screeshot and instantly got salty
This 5830

VS MY 5850


COULD SOMEONE PLEASE...

I know Im mad, but this card was VERY expensive for me and I expected a nice perfomance boost from my 4890
Games run fine, but they should be better!

Thanks
Maybe his 5830 is overclocked?

Here is my 5850 with no OC.
I'm also running a core i7 2600k @ 4.2 ghz


I get a higher GPU score with my not OC'ed CPU (3.4 ghz) IDK why!!???
Edited by enri95 - 1/13/11 at 6:29am
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post #14 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thealex132 View Post
I would rather get an i5 760
I see you got a Phenom II
Are you not satisfied with its perfomance?

And if I run stock I'll probably get 12k~13k points :/
post #15 of 35
Unless you're trying to save money by not upgrading to DDR3, I'd recommend Sandy Bridge.
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post #16 of 35
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Well, my mobo is very old, and I want CFX.
So Need to change it anyways, and dont want anythiing too expensive.However, If there was a good DDR2 one, I could save for a better board/CPU.
post #17 of 35
@Thread

3dmark Vantage(yes. Even the GPU test) is a bit CPU limited.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
I think u may of bought a 5830 by mistake..
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/couldof.html

This rule applies.
post #18 of 35
This is with OC'ed 5850 to 964/1200
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A 3ghz quad isnt good enough for high end gaming? What? 3ghz quad is plenty, the op is using a dual core anyway.

EDIT: nvm I see in the screenshots he is using a Q8400...ya not a very good cpu.
Not at 3GHz man... At least 3.4 on the last games. They're starting to be gigglehurtz humgry
   
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post #20 of 35
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I see you got a Phenom II
Are you not satisfied with its perfomance?

And if I run stock I'll probably get 12k~13k points :/
TBH, no. It bottlenecks my 5870 and I am irritated by the 55/62'c temp max.
i5 is on-par if not better than a Phenom II.
Alternatively you could get a SB i5 and be happier :3
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