Originally Posted by Th0m0_202
thats weird? in wow what fps are you getting? and you know wow only uses one gpu? and wow only uses all of my cpus and never goes past 50% on the cpu as far as i know. never seen more than 80% gpu usage either. metro and mafia2 use all 4 cores aswell as using my gpu at 100% so head scratching time :S
Originally Posted by Horsemama1956
Does that guy think because he isn't getting 100% CPU usage there is a bottleneck? Or that a faster processor getting more performance is a bottleneck?
I can't believe this guy is still spreading that garbage. Ever since he got that 2500k he has been saying the same crap.
Wow gpu usage on Sandy Bridge at 5GHz with two GTX 470's at 850 core:
You should probably figure out what you're talking about before you start talking. Foot in mouth and all that jazz. Your cpu can't go past 50% because it's maxed out at 50% wow only uses two threads. You have a classic case of a cpu bottleneck on a single 6850, that bottleneck would double with crossfire and your fps would only slightly improve because the AMD cpu simply can not push the gpus.
I was even giving AMD an advantage in the fact that I played WoW when I did it for AMD, I no longer play it and don't have all the textures downloaded so the gpu demands was even LOWER for the Intel setup than the AMD setup which failed to push a single card as far as SB could push one of two cards in SLI.
AMD is a good brand, but please don't be so delusional and fanboyish that you can't see the writing on the wall.
Benchmarks represent a baseline to look at that everyone can do and see where they're at. Benchmarks show what your equipment is capable of. Benchmarks reflect what you will see in games. Some more so than others. For instance Vantage isn't as CPU depended as WoW, as such on a single card it almost looks like AMD is capable, but when you add two the usage drops because one was already maxing it out. When you start playing titles (Rift just came out and is still dual core) in the real world there is no guardian angle for AMD making sure all new titles are quad-hex core optimized.
I'm trying to help someone out here with my own personal experience with AMD instead of him falling pray to the same fanboyism and blatant disregard for facts that had me stepping up from 555 to 965 to 1090T all the while never getting where I wanted to go.Edited by BallaTheFeared - 3/26/11 at 2:05pm