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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;12624162 
Er.. Surely you can see the difference between a 30-35fps almost-slideshow and near constant 60 fps.

I came from playing BFBC2 on an E6420 at 3.2ghz (practically the same CPU you were using) to an i5 760, and was blown away by the difference. My gf still plays BFBC2 on an E5200 @3.7ghz and it almost makes me sick when I try to watch or she wants a turn on the 460 SLI machine.

Unless your eye-finity setup can't manage 60 FPS, there has to be a tremendous difference. The dual is enough to play, but it's not the same experience.

What are you on about... BC2 on my E5200 runs perfect at 50 - 60 fps...
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Is anyone going to be surprised that a SB is faster than an E8200? Thread fail.
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I'd like to see the difference in Black Ops.

You can do it pretty easily, just go to the "C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\common\\call of duty black ops\\players\\config.cfg" file and change
Code:
seta monkeytoy "1"
to
Code:
seta monkeytoy "0"
then added
Code:
//HUD
seta cg_drawFPS "1"
at the end and save/make it read only.

you can do the same for the multiplayer config file.

then just load up the same levels and play it hitting F12 (which now takes screenshots in steam, nice & convenient, also takes them in the game & puts them in the games SS folder too unless the steam update changed that).

Just make sure to leave like 10 seconds between screenshots if you keep hitting F12, the act of taking the screenshots will mess up the FPS ruining the results.

The reason I say Black Ops, is because I had read this game benefits from the quad core CPU usage.

Oh, and HAWX 2 has a nice benchmark, if you have that.
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
But they compare a C2D at 1.8GHz to a 2600K overclocked to 3.8GHz. That in itself pretty much invalidates what the OP is trying to do here which is compare a C2D and a SB at the SAME clock speed. Sure the SB will probably beat the C2D in most benches, but the main point is how much. It could very well be much less than most people think.
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post #45 of 64
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Is anyone going to be surprised that a SB is faster than an E8200? Thread fail.
Nice, my mind is like totally blown from this information Please, oh great all-knowing master, share more of your wisdom with us.
/sarcasm
Get lost, troll.
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Originally Posted by pale_neon View Post
I'd like to see the difference in Black Ops.

You can do it pretty easily, just go to the "C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\common\\call of duty black ops\\players\\config.cfg" file and change
Code:
seta monkeytoy "1"
to
Code:
seta monkeytoy "0"
then added
Code:
//HUD
seta cg_drawFPS "1"
at the end and save/make it read only.

you can do the same for the multiplayer config file.

then just load up the same levels and play it hitting F12 (which now takes screenshots in steam, nice & convenient, also takes them in the game & puts them in the games SS folder too unless the steam update changed that).

Just make sure to leave like 10 seconds between screenshots if you keep hitting F12, the act of taking the screenshots will mess up the FPS ruining the results.

The reason I say Black Ops, is because I had read this game benefits from the quad core CPU usage.

Oh, and HAWX 2 has a nice benchmark, if you have that.
Why monkeytoy 0?

Why do you want SS? Can't I just use Fraps?

I'm getting a lot of slowdowns and crap in Black Ops, so I'm not sure how relevant FPS numbers are, it's more about how fluid I feel it is. I know from previous tests that Fraps does not see any slowdowns when it freezes, so it's not a performance problem, it's some flaw in the game's coding.

I might include HAWX.
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B!0HaZard

Really looking forward to this comparison. I hope you post all benchmarks in your first post.
    
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I would really like to see a comparison of a Sandybridge 2500K@4GHz VS Q9550/Q9650/QX9650/QX9770 at 4GHz in games, using a high end GTX480/570 or GTX 580 graphics card and 1920x1080 or 1920x1200.
    
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I would really like to see a comparison of a Sandybridge 2500K@4GHz VS Q9550/Q9650/QX9650/QX9770 at 4GHz in games, using a high end GTX480/570 or GTX 580 graphics card and 1920x1080 or 1920x1200.
Crossing my fingers for this ^
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Why monkeytoy 0?

Why do you want SS? Can't I just use Fraps?

I'm getting a lot of slowdowns and crap in Black Ops, so I'm not sure how relevant FPS numbers are, it's more about how fluid I feel it is. I know from previous tests that Fraps does not see any slowdowns when it freezes, so it's not a performance problem, it's some flaw in the game's coding.

I might include HAWX.
monkeytoy is the command to enable the console so you can input console commands. 0 is on, 1 is off.

You can use fraps if you want, but fraps can lower the in game fps by using cpu cycles. figured since youre trying to compare cpus that it might be a little easier. the screenshots just makes it easier because you can just play the game and hit F12 randomly during whatever youre playing to compare and you can see that you're at the same relative part of the game & what the FPS is. the in game FPS meter gives a minimum, maximum and average which fluctuates a lot. the minimum is really the thing which will probably be the difference if there is any. fraps would average in the minimum im guessing which would make it harder to see.

Do you get the slowdowns in BO in both single player & multiplayer or just multiplayer? When do they occur? Is it when you're near other enemies and engaging in fire?

& yea the HAWX 2 one is good because it will perform exactly the same test on both. fast & easy
    
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I was reading an article about the sandy bridge last night. Basically the cpu bottleneck only appeared at lower resolutions. At 1680x1050+ newer games were gpu dependent and the fps difference between sandy bridge and earlier cpu's was 1 or 2 fps at most.

E.g. http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...600k-review/21
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