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ok well my gpu score in 3dmark vantage is 19585, and cpu score is ~13k..so do you avg the two to get the final score?
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The best part is that I only spent ~$150 per GPU, and $185 for CPU (after discounts).

Scoring = or better than Balla's much, much more expensive platform makes me lol. His i5 must be bottlenecking those 470's because 470's should be like so much faster than lowly 6850's


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So I was like, woah, we've had this discussion before haven't we.

And I was like yeah, we have wow thats crazy.

And then I was like oh yeah, remember this?



I spent $182.50 per gpu and $180 for my cpu.

If you'd like to do some real benchmarking I'm cool with that. Got any decent games we can run? I'd love to prove me point further.



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ok well my gpu score in 3dmark vantage is 19585, and cpu score is ~13k..so do you avg the two to get the final score?
No your score is bottlenecked from your cpu, the only one you should be concerned about is the gpu score really.

To compare a stock i7-950 with a stock Gigabyte model that runs 950 core gets 21k, which would only improve once the cpu is overclocked.

To test it in the games you play simply use MSI Afterburner and have it track gpu usage when you play, also have it track fps. If your lowest gpu usage coincides with lower fps than your cpu is bottlenecking your games and causing lower fps because of it.
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And then I was like oh yeah, remember this?
And I was like, yeah I remember that photoshopped image of when you actually used Tri-SLI then showed a GPU-Z SS of dual SLI. Try again with a legit HWbot score and perhaps I'll believe you.

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I spent $182.50 per gpu and $180 for my cpu


Don't bother lying. We all know that 470's debut'd at around $350 and your precious sandy that you snuggle at night goes for $225.

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If you'd like to do some real benchmarking I'm cool with that.
Let's see a 3dmark11 extreme score with your name in the details.
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And I was like, yeah I remember that photoshopped image of when you actually used Tri-SLI then showed a GPU-Z SS of dual SLI. Try again with a legit HWbot score and perhaps I'll believe you.



Don't bother lying. We all know that 470's debut'd at around $350 and your precious sandy that you snuggle at night goes for $225.



Let's see a 3dmark11 extreme score with your name in the details.

Sure, while I'm downloading go ahead and post your results.

Yes well I got my first gtx 470 on Black Friday for $185, and then picked up a second one a few weeks ago off OCN for $180 with backplate and lifetime warranty.

I also snagged up the i5-2500k used for $180 when the chipset fiasco was going down, its good to know shopping smart pays off.
    
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Damric mate just do the wise thing. add him to your ignore list, and always remember never argue with an idiot they just drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
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Balla, and damric. I would love it if you too would continue your little skirmish somewhere else other than here. I would love to answer the op, without you two going at it.
ANYWAY, Venomblade, 3dmark vantage should give you a average overall score, the 3dmark score. That score is wonderful by my standards, anything around 20,000 is what I love to see in a system that has a quad core and a single GPU.
    
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My results are already posted on page #67 of this thread, as well as here, and here.
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This is quite entertaining.

So it's not a pointless post. Your gpu should be fine with your CPU.
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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.

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