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I built a new computer today and here are the benchmark results and differences between the new comp and my computer

New comp:
i5 760@ 3.78
8GB ddr3 @ 1480
geforce 560 Ti 1GB

I ran vatange at 720p on extreme settings
Vantage score (rounded)
GPU score 22000
CPU score 55000


My Computer
Q6600@3.6
4GB ddr2 @ 800
295GTX 1792mb

Vantage at 720p
GPU 19000
CPU 38000



I think Im gonna get a 2500K soon. My 295GTX is bottlenecked even with my q6600 at 3.6. I thought the results were a little suprising. I did not expect the i5 to be that much faster.
Edited by Kirby1 - 3/9/11 at 1:20am
    
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Just a thought, when you do the test you should run your i5 and q6600 at 3.6Ghz and both rams running at 1066 (both with 4 GB), then use the same GPU's then see the difference.

I think you will see a better result. I've always wanted to know and see the difference between this.
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Just a thought, when you do the test you should run your i5 and q6600 at 3.6Ghz and both rams running at 1066 (both with 4 GB), then use the same GPU's then see the difference.

I think you will see a better result. I've always wanted to know and see the difference between this.
Yea but I wasnt really trying to test anything, just happened to have both running for a while so I ran 3d mark.
    
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Just a thought, when you do the test you should run your i5 and q6600 at 3.6Ghz and both rams running at 1066 (both with 4 GB), then use the same GPU's then see the difference.

I think you will see a better result. I've always wanted to know and see the difference between this.
I would like to know why you want to know such results? They are POINTLESS. You should check 2 cpu's stock or at the max overclock you consider safe or at a normal overclock....but not at the same speed because its just nonsense to do so as its not realistic.
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^^ I second. It's like asking me to disable the turbo on my STi to race a Type R integra. Sure the results will be different, but what's the point?

Post the actual game/CPU FPS for a more useful comparison. These 3dmark "point" scores are completely meaningless.

Then run 3dmark06 and compare the FPS scores, as '06 is CPU limited while Vantage is all GPU.
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My 295GTX is bottlenecked even with my q6600 at 3.6.
what makes you think that? (serious question, not trying to be a smart a$$. i have a Q6700 @ 3.7Ghz and a GTX560 SOC. I did not think my CPU would bottleneck a single GPU like these.)

Edit: I didn't realize the 295 was still a much faster card than my 560. Edit 2: Ehh, conflicting reviews/comparisons on those 2 cards.
Edited by Blacklac - 3/9/11 at 9:37am
    
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The bottlenecking thing is getting beaten to death. The important thing is, are your games playing smoothly at the settings you want on the resolution you use.

Too many people in here get their panties in a bunch if your GPU is not working at %100 on x, y and z game. Well guess what, if your GPU is %100 all the time, it means that now the GPU is the bottleneck.

One part of your system will always be faster than the other, depending on the game etc. If your framerates are fine in the games you play, there is nothing that needs to be fixed!!
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I'm not overly concerned about it, I was just surprised he said that. I am able to get my GPU to 95-99% utilization at times so I don't worry about it. BC2 for example uses that much with my current settings, while BlackOps at 16AF, 8MSAA and 8SSAA is only 60-80% usage. I just have no need to increase AA any more in BlackOps.

I was just curious why he thought he was bottlenecking that GPU with a Quad at 3.6Ghz. That's a lot of power.
    
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I would like to know why you want to know such results? They are POINTLESS. You should check 2 cpu's stock or at the max overclock you consider safe or at a normal overclock....but not at the same speed because its just nonsense to do so as its not realistic.
For you it maybe pointless but for other people it's not. I completely understand where you're coming from but to each his own dude. We all have different things we want to see or accomplish, no need to be rude. That's the reason I said "just a thought", meaning if at all possible for him to do, it's not like I was forcing him to do it. Chill out dude!

This is OCN and you can request for certain things out of the ordinary because this site isn't. Peace!
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Yea but I wasnt really trying to test anything, just happened to have both running for a while so I ran 3d mark.
Cool then! Good to see those results posted for reference!

Would you be running some game tests then?
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