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Edit to show bottlenecking.
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Edit to show bottlenecking.
I have no idea what CS AA is, but the difference in our FPS was negligible.

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Edited by Annex - 4/3/11 at 1:08am
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I have no idea what CS AA is, but the difference in our FPS was negligible.

Just harder on the gpus, I had the demo which is only using 1 thread... Also I believe thats sli, but bottlenecked badly because its only using 1 core.

Run the benchmark again without aa or af, if your frames don't improve a lot then your system is cpu bound with a single card.
    
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Just harder on the gpus, I had the demo which is only using 1 thread... Also I believe thats sli, but bottlenecked badly because its only using 1 core.

Run the benchmark again without aa or af, if your frames don't improve a lot then your system is cpu bound with a single card.
I initially ran the benchmark with vsync and triple buffering enabled since it loooks like trash without both those settings enabled at the same time.. Without AA, I got 59.67 FPS (and much better mins).. I went ahead and ran without vsync and triple buffering (which I will not make a habit of), and the fps went up by a lot.

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Can you match these settings from when I still only had one gtx 470?

    
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I think Intel and AMD are quite equally matched, yeah, perhaps Intels stuff is better on paper but by price comparison an AMD processor digs less of a hole in your wallet.
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For games like sc3 and wow intel is better. For most other games they are similar however the new SB platform is really great and its worth getting over the thubans
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Can you match these settings from when I still only had one gtx 470?
Not gonna post a screenshot for this one, but with the exact same settings and resolution as yours, I only get 96.35fps..
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Bit unfair because of SLI, but I can show a cpu bottleneck even with SB in the last test.

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Will add maxed setttings results after I run it again.
    
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Does the CPU really make that much of a difference?
If you are CPU limited it does.
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