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"Single player static entry" means the single player campaign was loaded and character was sat sitting in the game world unmoved from original position during all tests. The FPS was then annotated with FRAPS

Why?

Why not run the built in benchmarks, or use one of the fixed route levels?
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Wonder if 8x8x8x8 and a 2600K @ 5Ghz would bottleneck it at all.
Yes, yes it would.

There is no cpu that can power that much gpu power currently and not bottleneck in many games.

I'd like to see pictures of the screen with the bezels removed if at all possible.
    
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Yes, yes it would.

There is no cpu that can power that much gpu power currently and not bottleneck in many games.

I'd like to see pictures of the screen with the bezels removed if at all possible.
Maybe the 8x8x8x8 would only bottleneck ATI cards since they need the PCIe lanes to transfer frame buffer between cards in 3/4-way?

He tested 4.8Ghz to 5.2Ghz and only saw 1-2% FPS difference but dropping down to 4Ghz caused a 10-12%(6x more difference) I don't think he's bottlenecking any of those games at 4.8Ghz. Maybe SC2 might still bottleneck with 4-way with its main single-thread.
BTW, Vega, you should put that info on the 3rd page in your first post.

Check Vega's sig for pictures of his monitors: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...tx580-sub.html






Can you 4-way 6950s if they're flashed to 6970s? (Do the drivers still see it as a 6950?)

When are the MST Hubs actually coming out?
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I thought SC2 was dual threaded?

Either way I'm not really sure what is going on with his setup.

The bottleneck (if there is one) could be someplace other than the cpu though.

Anyway you can track cpu usage using a resource monitor that will pull a single .exe file up and track its total cpu usage?

Either way, sweet setup still want to see it without the bezels
    
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Why?

Why not run the built in benchmarks, or use one of the fixed route levels?
Not all of the games had built in benchmarks. I also wanted to show that actual in game FPS scales well as to eliminate the "Quad-SLI only scales in benchmarks" moans that I hear frequently.
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Not all of the games had built in benchmarks. I also wanted to show that actual in game FPS scales well as to eliminate the "Quad-SLI only scales in benchmarks" moans that I hear frequently.
Fixed route then.

You are not getting accurate numbers by remaining static.

I tried that awhile back with C2, remaining static, 80-90% scaling, actually playing, 50-70% scaling.

Scaling tests are usually hit and miss, each and every level scales differently.

As I said earlier, both C2 and M2033 have fixed route levels, this would eliminate most of the dynamic play on free roam levels giving you the ability to easily replicate runs.
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Vega would you think me upgrading 2500k and PCI-E 2.0 X16/x8/x8 to a 3820 PCI-E 3.0 X16/x8/x8 would benefit me?

As an example in Metro2033 I got 50-80% gpu usage out of 2 AMD 7950, then adding a 3rd card gave me microstutter and no fps increase.
with 2 cards I launched radeonpro put DFC to 80fps for smoothgameplay.

I figure maybe with PCI-E 3.0 and Intel i7 3820 I could have tri-crossfire and put DFC to 120fps.

My motherboard is P67 with Lucid Hydra (PCI-E 2.0 X16/X8/X8) not sure if that's a bad thing.

Atm I'm gaming 1080p and 120hz, would be nice to get more fps and be able to use the 3rd card.
Other option is to sell my 3rd card and run on dual setup.
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Normally I'd say "Holy Necro!", but this is one of my favorite threads of all time so I'm glad to see it back on the front page biggrin.gif
   
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