Originally Posted by venomblade
ok :/ i thought my scores were normal till i saw damrick's single gpu score with a 6850, it's higher than my 560.. which was P4523 lol..http://i54.tinypic.com/vb0v6.jpg
I looked at your GPU overclock and couldn't stop thinking: did you try to lower the overclock to see how it goes ? I've heard that some Nvidia GTX5xx cards actually perform slower when pushed too much. And with 950Mhz core you might just be there. Try lowering to 925 and 900 and see how it goes. With a single mid-range card you should be fine on that CPU at those clocks.
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
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.
I have to say this has been one of the most entertaining threads around
Anyway, this post seems rather unbiased. It's more or less a fact. The Phenom II architecture is only as good as the Core 2 Quad 45nm chips. The only reason they don't get compared very often now is because Intel stopped making them at 3.2Ghz (for the Extreme Edition) and 3.0 Ghz for the regular version, but the one people went for was the price friendly Q9550, which is easily overclockable to the same 3.2 Ghz with 1600FSB (8x400, or even 3.4Ghz at 8.5x400) as the QX9770.
If you guys look here, you'll see the QX9770 wins most of the tests when compared to a Phenom 955 at the same speed. And it wins in the tested games. The same results would apply to a Q9550 overclocked to the same speed, with the same FSB.
That being said, the i5 750 is about the same as a Q9550 @3.2 Ghz, and even loses in 3 out of 4 games.
If you move up a bit, to the Core i7 950, it wins a lots of tests, but it still loses against a Q9550 @ 3.2Ghz in 3 out of 4 games.
It's only when you move to the 2500k that you can see a clear win in games (it even wins against the i7 965).
So, as a conclusion, the Phenom II is at the bottom of the list for a new aquisition if you want to play games, and the first Core i5/7 Intel lineup doesn't fare that well either against the Core 2 Quad (a Q9550 at 3.2Ghz ties in games with a Core i7 965), so the choice is 2nd generation Core (2500k/2600k).Edited by tpi2007 - 4/13/11 at 11:16pm