Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 14 Sep 2009.
I'm always happy for the reviews/articles.
Then when DX11 finally arrives with all the new cards, we might do a more in depth re-look at X58 versus P55
Platform cost, multiple GPUs, multiple resolutions? It all depends on available time to do it You it's either can get a lot of things half arsed done, or one thing completely. We chose one lot of complete here
Lol, You beat me to it! I was going to run my 920 system against my 750 system when I got it up and running testing exactly how you have against my qx6700 system at 2.67ghz on a gtx295, 4870x2 and gtx285. Was very nice to see this review and I suppose you saved me my weekend there lol!
Fantastic in depth review there, am looking forward to the 5xxx series reviews when they come out, hopefully they wont run as hot as the 4xxx series cards. I am by no means a fan boy but they ran far too hot for my liking.
Anyway, Nice one!
Thanks thats what I meant.
I really loved Custom PC's rundown of SLI vs crossfire ages back. It was around the same time the 9series launched. Seems it wasn't worth it back then compared to now.
This is the sh!t mate! Who gave you the idea for such an excellent subject?
I am running a Core i7... 870 on P55! So you could have replaced the way you name the platforms, too bad Intel never came up with a proper name for them either
I guess 775/1156/1366 would be the best way to get out of the pickle, but penryn/lynnfield/bloomfield would be nice aswell.
I'm a bit bummed out by the rresults though, as i'm planning to run multi-gpu on 1156...
And if you even have the hardware to do it, evidentally
How do you think the infernal engine would work on an i5? Its been looked at on [H]ardforums and it works pretty well on i7s.
thanks for this.
i was wondering though, could you do a 4870x4/gtx295sli maxed out at 2560 with lots of aa/af, with cpu scaling?
ie a stock i5/i7 (both kinds) c2q. c2d phemon ii x4 and Oced aswell, so we can see which cpu is the best for the enthuiast?
I think people need to step back on the "DDR2 versus DDR3" question considering EVERY single test shown on socket 775 show DDR3 rarely exceeding a 5% real world performance lead due to the chipset based memory controller.
In fact, in general, the same goes for AM2+ versus AM3. DDR types don't make huge performance differences for off-CPU memory controllers.
You did fine with the DDR2 setup, bindi. The difference would have been next to nothing anyway.
I agree with everything you said but DDR3 is becoming so mainstream now for system builders/techies that you'll always get people saying "You used old tech, this review isn't valid, use the newer stuff" no matter how much of a difference there is, hell look at the amount of P45 vs X48 complaints there's been already
You could use my DDR2, Crossfire 4870 1GB, P45 Chipset, setup. I can run my 2 x 2GB sticks at 1260MHz with my Q9550@ 4.335GHz. I think that would even out any wrinkles. From the research I have done the P45 chipset actually comes out ahead of X48, a lot.
that would mean overclock Bclk, the system clock, which would invalidate p55 vs x58 results.
i've read to lower QPI clock when overclocking, but i never did, and still managed 215Mhz bclk on my Asus p55 deluxe board, 205Mhz stable (with lowered CPU clock, of course)
Another consideration for comparison is that the Core i7 960 3.2GHz is due Q4 2009 for $562--see Wikipedia > Nehalem > 45 nm processor architecture. Another site says it's due Oct.18.
i just have the same results, so confuse why 8x8x have good as performance as 16x16x???
- P55: 8GB PC12800, HD4890 1GB CFX
- X58: 6GB PC12800, HD4890 1GB CFX
The benchmark you are using doesnt need more than x16?
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