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Originally Posted by Gib007 View Post
Apparently it does, hahaha. The biggest reason people put out is that games these days do not really use more than four cores.
Either or, sandy bridge gives much higher GFLOPS then any AMD chip clock for clock. Frankly, even if it had more core support, it wouldn't make much of a difference.
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Exactly, now over 60Hz, I am sure I would have noticed! Or would I? I have no idea. Anyone? Anyone?
Perhaps if you have a 120Hz monitor. There are people who are pretty sensitive to those kind of things. I reckon most folks wouldn't notice, though.
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post #33 of 200
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
the intel chip was clocked higher... it being faster clock for clock already, i don't think it was a fair comparison.

AMD is not that bad, depends on the game and how much cpu dependent it is... most games generally rely purely on the gpu now days
I wish people would stop saying this, all CPUs should be set at their max overclocks for reviews. What would be the point of seeing a review with the 2500k at stock when if any of us buy it we will run it at around 4.8-5ghz, if one chip can overclock higher then it should be for reviewing purposes.
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post #34 of 200
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My 1055T at 4GHz is never a bottleneck...
Probably because you're using an integrated GPU.
Edited by Concorde105 - 4/2/11 at 8:23pm
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I wish people would stop saying this, all CPUs should be set at their max overclocks for reviews. What would be the point of seeing a review with the 2500k at stock when if any of us buy it we will run it at around 4.8-5ghz, if one chip can overclock higher then it should be for reviewing purposes.
I would say no on that because some ppl on here prob dont overclock there cpus. Plus that is why you do 2 different tests anyways one stock and the other max overclock. Cause even tho I do like to go as high as possible, it is nice to see what a stock cpu can do so that way you can kinda have a base to see what performance you will be getting, and then see how efficient your overclock is. Sorry in all for efficiency all the way, unlike how some 2600ks need 1.5v to get 5ghz but only 1.3-1.4v for 4.8ghz. Totally as waste of power in my eyes.
 
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I've seen benchmarks lately in a British magazine called CustomPC in an overclocking instruction article and it showed benchmarks in BFBC2 running an overclocked Core i5 2500K (4.2GHz I believe) with a Radeon 6870 and marked it's avg and max frame rates and then did the same for an overclocked X6 1090T (3.875 GHz) and same GFX.

The Intel part beat the AMD by 17FPS?!?!?! Does the CPU really make that much of a difference? Does the 1090T really suck that bad in gaming?

Thoughts?
Well, that's roughly the same difference the guys over @ Techreport had back when they did their Sandy Bridge review (~14 FPS advantage vs the 1100T, both CPUs @ Stock).

We gotta understand one thing first, the architecture used in current AMD CPU's is nothing more than a tweaked version of the old K8 architecture from back in 2003.

So it's only natural that newer CPUs are going to be substantially superior in many cases, in this case a heavily CPU dependent game.

And with more and more games being ported from XBOX 360/PS3, having a good beefy CPU is a must. Crysis 2 being the latest example:

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Yeah im going to have to put it to work somehow, I can't have it sitting around doing nothing. We earn our keep around my house.
Get a used GTX 4xx or 5xx and fold with it??
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=146
Have a look at the game benchmarks and judge for yourself. Even a lowly dual core i3-2100 can pull the weight a Thuban can, at lower clocks too.
A quad-core i5 is just cheating lol
Benchmarks written to perform better with intel code,games that aren't even fully optimized for quad cores/poorly coded power hungry/console ports FTW.
/facepalm.
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They were also comparing slower architecture (AMD) to the newer faster architecture (i5). Plus the faster chip was overclocked further than the slower one was.

Not a very fair comparison honestly.

But yes, the Intel chips are noticeably faster in SOME games. If you're already getting playable framerates in all of your games, then getting even more isn't going to be noticeable anyway.
^That.
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/2/11 at 9:51pm
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a super fast system isn't any good if you don't have any skillz
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They were using an i7 920@4.0GHz and the benchmarks I'm comparing to are 1900x1200 with everything maxed and x4 AA.. My 6870 is 940/1140 and I'm gaming at 1900x1080 - I just used the in game benchmarks since I'm lazy, so these aren't exact comparisons, but I get a 51fps average and stay within the mid to high 30s for the minimum fps.

I don't know how different 1900x1200 is from 1900x1080, so these aren't directly comparable results, but they are pretty damn close imo
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