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Hi All

This thread has been created by myself and Powermonkey500 as we have very similar hardware except processor and motherboard.

My initial idea was to show the performance of the FX 8350 with single gpu and crossfire. Powermonkey500 offered his services as a comparison so A BIG THANK YOU TO HIM FOR HIS TIME AND EFFORT.

Both rigs are running corsair vengeance ram 16 GB at 1600mhz , crossfire HD 7970 GHZ editions at stock (1050 / 1500) please see my sig rig for further details. The differences mainly are:

AMD fx 8350 @ 4.8GHZ with ASUS Crosshair V formula Z

Intel i5 3570K @ 4.8GHZ with ASROCK Extreme 4

The Games so far used are Dirt Showdown, Sleeping Dogs and Battlefield 3, we hope at some point soon to add Hitman Absolution and Farcry 3.

I will start by adding the AMD Benchies followed by Intel. All games are preset to Ultra settings at 1080P Highest possible settings except in Showdown where the option on the intel rig was not available to turn on Global illumination, so we left that off.

Battlefield 3 is a difficult benchmark so we chose Toms Hardware's preferred balanced benchmark using Fraps on the following part of the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wAA-NJj0Z0k

AMD Validations:

CPUZ: http://valid.canardpc.com/2600069
GPUZ: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/9v8uz/

Intel Validations

GPUZ: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/h35b6/
CPUZ: http://valid.canardpc.com/2599064


Sleeping Dogs

Single card AMD



Single Card Intel




Crossfire AMD



CrossFire Intel



CPU/GPU Usage FX8350



Showdown

single card AMD



Single Card Intel



Crossfire AMD



Crossfire Intel



CPU GPU Usage FX 8350



Battlefield 3

Single Card AMD




Single Card Intel



Crossfire AMD




Crossfire Intel



CPU/GPU Usage FX8350



3d Mark 11

Single Card AMD

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5085392

Single Card Intel

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5078798

Crossfire AMD

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5085322

Crossfire Intel

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5078760


Heaven

Single Card AMD



Single Card Intel



Crossfire AMD



Crossfire Intel



CINEBENCH

AMD



INTEL



MAX PAYNE 3

AMD Single



INTEL SINGLE



AMD Crossfire



INTEL Crossfire



AMD USAGE GRAPH




Formula 1 2012

AMD Single



INTEL SINGLE



AMD Crossfire



Intel Crossfire



Hitman Absolution

AMD Single



Intel Single to follow

AMD Crossfire



Intel Crossfire to follow

AMD Usage graph



Metro 2033

AMD Single

min 25 max 54 AVG 38.55

Intel Single to come

AMD Crossfire

min 63 max 90 avg 78.667

Intel Crossfire To follow

AMD Usage





Before anyone asks, yes on both rigs f1 2012 ran slower with crossfire enabled than in Single GPU mode hence I did not do a usage graph...



My conclusion is that they are very similar in performance at these speeds, i5 wins Some, FX8350 wins some, out of 6 game benchmarks 3 single GPU benches and 3 crossfire benches , the fx8350 won 3 and the i5 won 3, the I5 wins at 3d mark 11 but the 8350 was even at Heaven.

The intention of this thread is to show honest performance differences, I would again like to thank Powermonkey500 for his input and I hope this is useful information to everyone.

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