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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 02:20 AM - Thread Starter
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This has been several months in the making but here is a copy of my post on the MWLL forum.

Enjoy....

Right guys, I have had enough of my 5870's barely breaking a sweat playing this game and being bottlenecked to around 40% usage.

I have jumped ship and will be running an Intel rig next week.

This is not a fanboy or flame war. My rig already plays MWLL amazingly, and even with only one 5870 will play at CCC Level 4+ comfortably.

Current build:

AMD Thuban Phenom II 1055T @ 4Ghz
Asus Crosshair IV Formula
8GB Corsair Dominator GT
2x Asus HD5870 in Crossfire
Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 Sound Card
All wrapped up in a Corsair 700D with custom water cooling.

Simply I don't believe the Phenom II chips have the IPC performance to let my twin 5870's sing properly.
I will be doing lots of before and after bench runs for anyone who is interested in the difference of both chips at 4Ghz.

Build will be:

Intel i7 2600k
Asus Maximus IV Extreme
8GB Corsair Dominator GT
2x Asus HD5870 in Crossfire
Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 Sound Card
All wrapped up in a Corsair 700D with custom water cooling.

Build done - CPUz Link

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Benchmarks-

MWLL Tests

Death Valley Empty Server
CCC Level 4+ and then everything turned to low in-game. Physics set to core 1.
Resolution at 1920x1080

Default spectator position: AMD
Straight ahead - 215fps - 38% usage on GPU's
Straight up - 555fps - 56% usage on GPU's
Straight down - 623fps - 67% usage on GPU's

Default spectator position: Intel
Straight ahead - 668fps - 76% usage on GPU's
Straight up - 996fps - 99% usage on GPU's
Straight down - 999fps - 99% usage on GPU's

In game positions: AMD
Spawn point - 281fps - 48% usage
Back of hangar wall looking out - 148fps - 44% usage
On runway looking straight out - 100fps - 35% usage
Standing between right hand gates looking out - 130fps - 33% usage

In game positions: Intel
Spawn point - 480fps - 94% usage
Back of hangar wall looking out - 278fps - 74% usage
On runway looking straight out - 217fps - 56% usage
Standing between right hand gates looking out - 238fps - 57% usage

HOLY FPS INCREASE BATMAN!!!


Cinebench 11.5
AMD Stock - 4.98pts
Intel Stock - 7.40pts
AMD @ 4.0ghz - 7.13pts
Intel @4.0ghz - 7.89pts
Intel @5.0ghz - 9.67pts

wPrime
AMD Stock - 14.32s
Intel Stock - 10.12s
AMD @ 4.0ghz - 10.16s
Intel @4.0ghz - 9.83s
Intel @5.0ghz - 7.85s

AvP DX11 Benchmark
AMD Stock @ 1920x1080 - 112.5fps
Intel Stock @ 1920x1080 - 126.1fps
AMD @ 4.0ghz @ 1920x1080 - 115.2fps
Intel @4.0ghz @ 1920x1080 - 126.3fps
Intel @5.0ghz @1920x1080 - 127.3fps
AMD @ 4.0ghz @ 5760x1080 - 54.2fps
Intel @4.0ghz @ 5760x1080 - 58.8fps
Intel @5.0ghz @ 5760x1080 - 58.4fps

Heaven 2.5 DX10 Benchmark min/avg
AMD Stock @ 1920x1080 - 13.7/96.1
Intel Stock @ 1920x1080 - 54.1/103.2
AMD @ 4.0ghz @ 1920x1080 - 13.8/100.0
Intel @4.0ghz @ 1920x1080 - 58.3/104.1
Intel @5.0ghz @ 1920x1080 - 62.2/104.1
AMD @ 4.0ghz @ 5760x1080 - 13.3/29.9
Intel @4.0ghz @ 5760x1080 - 13.9/28.9
Intel @5.0ghz @ 5760x1080 - 15.8/29.1

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