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Run 3DMark11 and just run the Combined test!
While the test is running monitor the GPU and CPU usage!
One of them will max out at 99%! With my Q9650@3.8GHz. It was my CPU that maxed out!
But with my SB setup @3.8GHz, it's my GPU that is at 99%
And my CPU is at 50-60%
At what settings?
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At what settings?
P, just that one test
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P, just that one test
The performance setting is at a resolution of 1280x720. That test would offload more of the work to the cpu from the gpu, you would need to increase your settings to extreme to truly tell.
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How is it going with the results??
    
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I can believe the OP's results. The Q9X50 is 2 generations old and sandy bridge is widely regarded as a major improvement from just the last generation. Looks to me like its the Q9X50 guys that are just in denial....
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I can believe the OP's results. The Q9X50 is 2 generations old and sandy bridge is widely regarded as a major improvement from just the last generation. Looks to me like its the Q9X50 guys that are just in denial....
It has been proven that a Sandybridge is pretty much around 30% faster VS a Q9xxx@12MB L2 clock for clock. And in games this difference can be much smaller due to the GPU limiting.

Take a look here http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e8500-4-a.html
    
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There has to be more games with the CPU hunger that BC2 have, then there wouldn't be such a large gulf between C2Q/Phenom II to Sandybridge since all cores are being used equally.
     
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The performance setting is at a resolution of 1280x720. That test would offload more of the work to the cpu from the gpu, you would need to increase your settings to extreme to truly tell.
Even at the "E settings", the SB doesn't max out and the GPU does!
But yeah, keep moving the goal post if you like

You said "I still find it hard to believe that a Q9x50 will bottleneck a single GPU"
And I've showed you an instance where it will
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Even at the "E settings", the SB doesn't max out and the GPU does!
But yeah, keep moving the goal post if you like

You said "I still find it hard to believe that a Q9x50 will bottleneck a single GPU"
And I've showed you an instance where it will
If that were the case and the Q9xxx series were a bottleneck, how is it that in this thread http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e8500-4-a.html no signs of a bottleneck are shown in the results. A GTX570 is a stronger GPU than the HD5870/GTX480.

That thread evens goes to show that a C2D at the same clocks doesn't show a remarkable difference in frame rates. If a bottleneck was prevalent, a much greater decline in performance would have shown in the results.

Im not saying that the I5-2500 isn't faster, or better, im just saying that I don't believe that the Q9650 is a bottleneck.

Edit: Not that its in anyway a good comparison, but my GPU in that combined test shows 100% GPU utilization, and around 45% CPU utilization in that test at stock clocks on both my CPU and GPU.
Edited by Mattb2e - 4/21/11 at 2:02pm
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If that were the case and the Q9xxx series were a bottleneck, how is it that in this thread http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e8500-4-a.html no signs of a bottleneck are shown in the results. A GTX570 is a stronger GPU than the HD5870/GTX480.

That thread evens goes to show that a C2D at the same clocks doesn't show a remarkable difference in frame rates. If a bottleneck was prevalent, a much greater decline in performance would have shown in the results.

Im not saying that the I5-2500 isn't faster, or better, im just saying that I don't believe that the Q9650 is a bottleneck.
Because in this thread they post one of the few gamescenarios where the C2Q@4GHz shows a small bottleneck - Online 32-man server in BC2
    
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