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Thats 3Dmark 11, I thought you were talking about Hwbots Heaven bench so you couldn't cheat the tess.

Amazing results though, 1st out of 5.

0 points.
This,coming from the person who faked their results.
Edited by Heavy MG - 4/13/11 at 7:34pm
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This, unless we're talking HD 6990 or GTX 590 (well, 1 card, 2 GPU cores so depends on how you count GPU's, I guess). I wonder how the discussion became this long and turned to talk of GTX 470 SLI, etc, given from the first post, it looks as if he's got a pretty good balance between his CPU and GPU. I'm assuming the OP doesn't game at 1024x768. Then again, any bottlenecking at that resolution is artificial.
I was looking up some benchmarks and a Phenom II doesn't even bottleneck a 5970 while playing at 1920x1080. I haven't seen any benchmarks of a 6990 or GTX 590 running on a Phenom.
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Haha wow. You've got an Intel CPU, ya'll don't belong round here!




It's awesome that these AMD guys think I faked my results.

It just goes to show how much better one thing is than the other.

My 1090T bottlenecked my 470 at 900 core (pretty close to stock gtx 580 performance).

There is no question a Phenom II system will bottleneck a single high end gpu, and it is without question that a Phenom II system will bottleneck CF and SLI.

If you were buying a CPU today, the Phenom II is the last choice I'd pick. If you already have one and only have one GPU, I'd skip bulldozer and SB/IB, as it currently isn't worth it to upgrade.

If you currently have CF/SLI and a Phenom II I'd be hoping bulldozer does better as many of you are.
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I honestly dont understand what all the fuss is about. 1 day your living and the next yr DEAD. Enjoy what you have and be thankful for what you do have as there's many people around the world who dont even have a roof over their head!
    
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I was looking up some benchmarks and a Phenom II doesn't even bottleneck a 5970 while playing at 1920x1080. I haven't seen any benchmarks of a 6990 or GTX 590 running on a Phenom.
Game dependent, I guess.

Here are some benchmarks where the Phenom II's bottleneck the HD 5970 from what is probably my favorite article/series from Tom's. It sure would be nice if they write an updated version featuring newer games, graphics cards and processors (Sandy Bridge, Bulldozer).
Building A Balanced Gaming PC

Granted, all the FPS results below are well in excess of what's necessary for enjoyable gameplay, but I think it goes to show how much more breathing room Intel's Nehalem has over AMD's Phenom II. Heck, if you check out Part 3 of the series, you'll see the overclocked E8400 and Q9550 performing on par or better than the Phenom II's in a number of games. The Core i5-750 performed on par with the i7-920 in nearly every game tested.





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Pew pew.
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Balla, I added a few more benches to my HWBOT profile. I'd really like you to bench those so we can compare
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Sure no problem, let me know when you get a point.
    
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A phenom II with a 4ghz clock and a decent NB will not bottleneck a single card solution on any game. Some games may be bottlenecked by the cpu (GTA4) but not the gpu. When you SLI or crossfire then you will have troubles.
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Sure no problem, let me know when you get a point.
Just made this HWBOT account yesterday, and already scored 4.2 points, earned 5 cups, and 2 medals. One day I might catch up to your elite 8 points you earned for having the 42nd best GTX 470 in Vantage
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