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post #41 of 87
That is the bottleneck I saw, Phenom II's aren't good enough.

Upgrade it bulldozer or sandy bridge. Both will require a new board, just get the best processor in your price range when they come out.


Also get better case air flow or raise your fan speed, I dunno 87C when it doesn't have to be is hot
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according to this review...i dont really see the 1090t really bottlenecking that much.
http://benchmarkextreme.com/Articles...01100T/P1.html
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Not going to go into details, the res, and image quality are going to play a huge roll in this type of setting.

The tests aren't even practical for one...

23 fps in Metro - Yah, I'd consider that a real world test for sure... Who doesn't want to play at 23 fps!

Nope, no bottleneck here guys.

I'd rather go off personal experience, I was bottlenecked. Op is clearly heavily bottlenecked in BFBC2 (a quad core game)...

If the shoe fits, wear it.



For people on the real, and don't want to go off a site that can't even provide the gpu clocks or provide actual pics of the testing... there is this:




Thats a 5Ghz Sandy Bridge cpu bottlenecking tri sli.
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he stated that its all set on high for all the games. i understand theres a bottleneck in most senarios...but i dont think its all that bad dude. you make it seem like the phenom cpu are really horrible at gaming or something. do you think maybe the bottleneck might be comign from yoru motherboard or dd2 rams? or maybe an unstable overclock? dont get me wrong...i do believe the sandy bridge is faster...im just waiting for the bulldozer to come out and ill make my decision...but in the end...the phenom x4 and x6 isnt really that bad if you already got it. if i were you to built a new computer as of right now before the recall...i would of problaby jump on the sandy bridge 2600k. =)
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I would totally agree, I would wait until bulldozer before I dropped Phenom II but thats not to say Phenom II can't play games.

The difference is when you don't have 3 gpus, and aren't playing at a very high res. It's not like you can't play on a Phenom II, but if you're spending $500 on your gpus as the OP is, I don't see how you can be happy about getting $250 worth of performance.

I should have another SB setup on monday, I can lower my gpu clocks down to something yours can hit and we can do some tests ourselves if you want.

I switched over for other reasons, but I never paid anymore for my SB setup as I would have for a decent (ch iv) setup, perhaps even less. I got used parts this time so it's not really fair to compare pricing, but even new there is no great AMD advantage at the $200 range.

Are you down buddy?


For some people the bottleneck and difference it may create isn't worth switching over, and thats cool. For others it is an issue, and the answer is with Intel at this point. I don't care whose name is on the box, all I care about is getting my moneys worth.


Edit: I'm just saying with regards to your link any time you put a huge gpu demand on something chances are it's going to bottleneck on the gpus. As the guy said in cpu intensive games it had problems but the fps were over 60... but with $1000 worth of gpus 60 fps doesn't seem like a good place to be "content" with.
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Not going to go into details, the res, and image quality are going to play a huge roll in this type of setting.

The tests aren't even practical for one...

23 fps in Metro - Yah, I'd consider that a real world test for sure... Who doesn't want to play at 23 fps!

Nope, no bottleneck here guys.

I'd rather go off personal experience, I was bottlenecked. Op is clearly heavily bottlenecked in BFBC2 (a quad core game)...

If the shoe fits, wear it.



For people on the real, and don't want to go off a site that can't even provide the gpu clocks or provide actual pics of the testing... there is this:




Thats a 5Ghz Sandy Bridge cpu bottlenecking tri sli.
what pciex links, speeds ?
    
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Q6600s r better nd still going strong even today if well O.Ced..DUH
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what pciex links, speeds ?
Thats a high end sb board, like $300+...

It has a NF200 chipset.

(single @x16, dual @x8, triple @x8, x16, x16 )

According the the ASUS website.
    
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Q6600s r better nd still going strong even today if well O.Ced..DUH
Uh...what? Better than what?
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Ditch a 6970 unless you go beyond 1080p or eyefinity. My meager machine runs BC2 at 1080p, 2xaa, 16xaf, High with vsync/hbao off and I'm not seeing anything lower then the high 40's in intense moments. The rest of the time it's 50+, VERY, very smooth experience.

Vietnam is 60+.
     
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