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You guys must be doing something wrong.

My gtx 470 is crushing your scores.

Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned On.



Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned Off.

    
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^Possibly your i5-2500k is making the difference?
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
You guys must be doing something wrong.

My gtx 470 is crushing your scores.

Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned On.



Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned Off.

And that is the power of a SB behind that card lol
 
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Indeed, it seems you guys are all cpu bottlenecked.

Those first two tests were at 4.7GHz, I retested again at the same gpu clocks at 5GHz and I got slightly better results.

Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned On.



Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned Off.




The game is also dual threaded, so upgrading to C2Q wouldn't really yield you any great results. Your best bet would be a i5 either 1155 or 1156 to get the most out of your new video card, I dare say even a 1156 would perform below SB chips but the difference wouldn't be so great as going from a C2D to a 1156 rig.
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^Possibly your i5-2500k is making the difference?
You mean you think your CPU is bottnecking you? Like everybody has been saying this entire thread?

What speed is your CPU running at?
    
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You mean you think your CPU is bottnecking you? Like everybody has been saying this entire thread?

What speed is your CPU running at?
I never denied that it was a CPU bottleneck. In fact I completely agree with it as stated here:
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So it seems that with the GPU effects turned on, my FPS is similar to your guys' however, it when the effects are turned off, your FPS shoots up way higher. This is pretty indicative of a CPU bottleneck to me. Glad to know though that the 560 is performing where it should be.
Initially I had running at stock (3.16GHz) right now it is OC'ed at 3.6GHz however it is unstable. I keep it at stock usually because this POS mobo I have cannot take reliably hold an FSB OC at all.
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I never denied that it was a CPU bottleneck. In fact I completely agree with it as stated here:


Initially I had running at stock (3.16GHz) right now it is OC'ed at 3.6GHz however it is unstable. I keep it at stock usually because this POS mobo I have cannot take reliably hold an FSB OC at all.
With that mobo/CPU combo you should be able to hold a steady 3.6ghz easily. Start a thread for tips on overclocking with your setup, I guarantee there will be plenty of people willing to help out.
    
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With that mobo/CPU combo you should be able to hold a steady 3.6ghz easily. Start a thread for tips on overclocking with your setup, I guarantee there will be plenty of people willing to help out.
I've tried too hard and too long with this tbh, and I've tried time and time again, so much that I've completely given up. If you look up any review on the P5QL-E, every review will say it's completely garbage at OC'ing (apparently a limitation of the P43 chipset as well). Also, the increased fan speed annoys me. That coupled with instability means I'm keeping it at stock.

Anyways, I'm happy with the performance for now. With the 560, I can now run WARHEAD at the CCC maxed out config so I'm happy with that and playing it now (finally).

Also, OC'ing the CPU will now not make a great difference. It's upgrading to a quad-core (or possibly hexa-core/octo-core) that will. By the time bulldozer rolls around, I should be in decent shape to start getting parts for a new rig. Until that time comes, I'll be enjoying my games with slightly slower albeit STABLE system.
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Indeed, it seems you guys are all cpu bottlenecked.

Those first two tests were at 4.7GHz, I retested again at the same gpu clocks at 5GHz and I got slightly better results.

Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned On.


Are you sure that's Desert Sunrise bench, Balla?

I really don't think that a 470 should beat a 560 by this much, even w/an OC'd SB vs a stock e8500 if it's the same bench. Not to mention you're crushing some i7's on this thread here to a degree that doesn't make a lot of sense. Are your drivers all set to defaults?
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Indeed, it seems you guys are all cpu bottlenecked.

Those first two tests were at 4.7GHz, I retested again at the same gpu clocks at 5GHz and I got slightly better results.

Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned On.



Bokeh and GPU Water Simulation turned Off.




The game is also dual threaded, so upgrading to C2Q wouldn't really yield you any great results. Your best bet would be a i5 either 1155 or 1156 to get the most out of your new video card, I dare say even a 1156 would perform below SB chips but the difference wouldn't be so great as going from a C2D to a 1156 rig.
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