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i'll be posting updates to this, continually comparing the differences, if any.

the phenom cpu was clocked at 3.7ghz, the 2500k is at 4.5ghz, everything else stayed the same.


as far as 3dmark11 is concerned, the only major difference was the cpu portion.


phenom x4
3dmark11score.jpg


2500k
2500k3dmark11.jpg
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To be expected, the gpu portions of the tests will get the same results at 1.8GHz on my SB chip as they do at 5GHz. They are designed to bottleneck on all current GPUs, perhaps in a few years cpu may matter as it does now in Vantage, however at this time cpu doesn't matter in the gpu tests of 3D Mark 11.
    
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yea, i figured so. although with 3dmark06, the difference was huge, and it wasnt all cpu. my fps went up all over. sucks i dont have a screenshot of my score with the 945/gtx560ti. i do have a shot of the 945/gtx260... better than nothing.


945/gtx260
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2500k/560ti
3dmark062500k.jpg


***a little edit here. i can get a VERY rough estimate of my score with the phenom 945. my overall score was 20158. the cpu score of 5172, wouldnt have changed since it was always the x4-945. therefore, the sm2 score would be in the 8300's, and the sm3/hdr would be in the 9500's. even if i were to round up, we'll call it a gpu score of 8400/9600 for the phenom based system. the intel just pumped out gpu scores of 12023/14221. i large improvement either way you look at it.
Edited by stRodda - 4/19/11 at 11:59am
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here are the vantage scores.


ignore the cpu score with the phenom. there was some quirk that caused it to score ridiculously high in a few areas.


phenom 945
3dmarkvantager.jpg



2500k
2500kvantage.jpg


as you can see, with the aid of a new cpu, the gpu score went up 2000pts.
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I think you had PhysX on in the run with the 945.
 
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yea ppu was on (physX)...
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i ran the same track multiple times on NFS Shift 2, and came up with these results.


945 - 59/69/65(min/max/avg)

2500k - 62/72/68


gaining an average 7fps isnt that much. some games will gain less, others will show more gains... guess it all depends on the engine and how the game is/isnt optimized.
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$135 CPU @ 3.7 GHz vs $225 CPU @ 4.5 GHz

I think I know who's going to win this, however no need for the 2500K to be so high since it bottle necking GTX560 hard.
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If you wanna make it more fair, keep the 2500K at those clocks and over-clock the NB on the Phenom II to 2.8GHz. If it's not stable at stock NB voltage, increase it a notch.
    
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Originally Posted by stRodda;13186244 
i ran the same track multiple times on NFS Shift 2, and came up with these results.


945 - 59/69/65(min/max/avg)

2500k - 62/72/68


gaining an average 7fps isnt that much. some games will gain less, others will show more gains... guess it all depends on the engine and how the game is/isnt optimized.

That's 3 FPS. But anyway, very nice system. 2500K goes very well with a 560 Ti.
    
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