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Hardware Lynnfield PCI-Express Gaming Performance

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 14 Sep 2009.

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  2. Tejstar

    Tejstar New Member

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    Nice article - I've mostly used single GPUs in my setup so I'll probably be investing in a Lynnfield setup pretty soon.
     
  3. Kyocera

    Kyocera The Garden of Evil

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    Why is there such difference in platform performance in regard to game used for the review?
    the 775 sometimes performs flawless, another time it suffers greatly; just to point to the most obvious. The new platforms are holding a little better, but it's still obvious.

    This new Intel platform is the generation that goes with new ATI 5870 and 5870x2. I think it would be appropriate to repeat the test in a month's time. :D :))
     
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  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    with PCIe 3.0, a new platform will be needed anyway, x58 couldn't use PCIe 3.0.

    it's very clear that Intel had achieved a very good strategy, by separating the PCIe buses and sockets, they have managed to get more money out of the enthusiastic. now is the best time to buy an i7 920 platform, any later and you'd have to pay for Intel Extreme processors.

    this, again, shows LGA1156 will always be a cut-down version of LGA1336, so the former will always perform that JUST little bit slower than "enthusiastic" hardware. looks like this is how Intel is milking the enthusiastic.
     
  5. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    "benchmarketeer" :lol:
     
  6. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    ^ lol.

    Very interesting article, but i wonder how a Core 2 quad+790i ultra sli chipset fares against the rest of the lineup?

    :edit: I'm not just saying that because if im not mistaken the 790i is the only 775 socket that supports ddr3 right?
     
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  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Nope. I remember seeing a bunch of P45/43 boards that supported DDR3.

    Also, with regard to the article - I believe the LGA775 motherboard should have been an X48 or X38 at least. Also, the term 'Core i7' seems to have been used interchangeably with 'Bloomfield'. That's not strictly true, so it would be less confusing if that were made clearer/.
     
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    P45, X48, X38 and P35 all supported DDR3
     
  9. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Damn thats true, lol.
    Must not be awake yet, but then at least an x38 should have been used in this review right? to even it out?
     
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  10. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    Nice article.

    I've been contemplating upgrading to a 1165/1336 recently and this has helped me significantly.

    Will be sticking with P45 for a while, even the differences at minimum frame rates are not significant enough to warrant upgrading.
     
  11. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I would have liked to have seen a DDR3 775 set up in this article tbh. However, if the components aren't available you just have to make do. Anyroad, I enjoyed the read - it's nice to know that my 775 stands a better chance against 1156 & 1366 than a DDR2 775 based rig.

    I'm not one for dual GPUs - don't see the point unless you have a huge monitor (26" minimum). Hmm... PCIe bus overclocking.

    o_O
     
  12. Evildead666

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    I only saw a single card test for the Nvidia 280's, and not for the ATi cards ?
    Is this because the ATI cards have little to no difference in single card mode on all three platforms ?

    It just seems to look like a table is missing from each page. Single Radeon on 775/1156/1366....
     
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    I tried. I really did!! I set the board up, installed the OS and games, but the board failed on me and we don't have another :(
     
  14. rpsgc

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    It would've been a fairer comparison. And +1 on the X38/X48 motherboard instead of P45. No one in their right mind would use Crossfire with a P45 motherboard.
     
  15. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    >.<

    Not to worry - maybe, if the GTX285 I won doesn't win me over & I have enough time - I'll have a bash at seeing what I can achieve. If only we had more hours in the day.

    :miffed:
     
  16. do_it_anyway

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    Sooo......
    I am in a quandry (sp?).
    I was one of the lucky ones that got a 55% off MSI board (the 65, not the 80). I can not afford to upgrade at the moment though, and I am buying bits on a month by month basis. Based on this am I better off ditching the P55 and using the money to buy a 1366 instead?
    I faffed about last year *nearly* buying a q6600 on several occaisions before Intel withdrew it. Now I suspect the i7 920 will go before I get enough dough to buy one.
     
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    why exactly?

    there is a negligable performane difference in the majority of games between 16x/16x and 8x/8x.
     
  18. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Ah well thats too bad....

    It was nevertheless a nice read and the one about the psus too. Nice articles today.
     
  19. Jack_Pepsi

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    I would've liked it as the other two machines are running DDR3 - more of level playing field I guess. Even if the performance difference is negligible it'd make more sense relating it to my system than one with slower DDR2 using a P45 chipset.
     
  20. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Bored of the lack of desirable upgrades

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    Someone posted a map of what Intel plans to ship over the next year or so in another thread somewhere in these forums. The i7 920 was shown, still being produced right through 2010. I wouldn't worry too much about not being able to get hold of one.
     
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