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#1 Jul 18 2010 at 7:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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This was posted on FFXIV Vault

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CPU: Intel Core i7 980X @ 4641MHz (HT enabled)
GPU: PowercOolor+HIS ATi Radeon HD 5970 (x2) CrossFire-X 4GPUs @core 815MHz / memory 1000MHz
Motherboard: Asus RampageⅡExtreme
RAM: Kingston HYPER-X KHX-2133C8D3T1K2/4GX 2x2GB@2142MHz 8-8-8-24 1T
PSU: Silverstone SST-ZM1200M
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Dhama-Point Tactical mouse optical DRTCM02
Dell 3008WFP - 30 inch 2560x1600 (Desk-top size)

Graphics driver: ATi Catalyst 10.5
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit

thats this guys pc specs
#2 Jul 18 2010 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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The processor alone is a cool grand, I figured it would take a setup like that to get the higher scores.
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#3 Jul 18 2010 at 8:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think it's safe to say...

IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!
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All that wasted money and he's running cheap $20 PoS keyboard and mouse?! WTF!!! No optimus maximus keyboard??? [google it] No logitech or razer mouse????

Yea, I suppose there's a bit of subliminal jealousy coming out, but even in that case I'd tone it down a bit. it's way overkill.

For anything

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and it'll be obsolete in 5 years anyway ;)

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Actually a rig like that may very well not go obsolete for 8 or 9 as long as a whole new type of tech isn't invented really... I am super jealous, over here rocking my 2350 benchmark (on low)
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All that wasted money and he's running cheap $20 PoS keyboard and mouse?! WTF!!! No optimus maximus keyboard??? [google it] No logitech or razer mouse????

Yea, I suppose there's a bit of subliminal jealousy coming out, but even in that case I'd tone it down a bit. it's way overkill.

I'm not sure the guy even knows what he's doing. He's OC'd the CPU and RAM, but he only has 4 GB of RAM and he could've gotten some with better CAS latency easily.
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wow, nice way to blow about £4000

i bet he uses THIS has his wallpaper :P
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Majivo wrote:
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All that wasted money and he's running cheap $20 PoS keyboard and mouse?! WTF!!! No optimus maximus keyboard??? [google it] No logitech or razer mouse????

Yea, I suppose there's a bit of subliminal jealousy coming out, but even in that case I'd tone it down a bit. it's way overkill.

I'm not sure the guy even knows what he's doing. He's OC'd the CPU and RAM, but he only has 4 GB of RAM and he could've gotten some with better CAS latency easily.


He thought it would be wise to save a few bucks. =)
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hm strange... i7 980 4.6. my i7 920 4.2 with sli 480 overclocked 850 still can barely manage 7.8-8k score.. yet only 1 vid card is being used. So he must of found a way to get more then 1card to read. (yah i tried methods to get sli to work to no avail)


Hmmm Tooo shay but nice either way :) (ooo a rhym)
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hm strange... i7 980 4.6. my i7 920 4.2 with sli 480 overclocked 850 still can barely manage 7.8-8k score.. yet only 1 vid card is being used. So he must of found a way to get more then 1card to read. (yah i tried methods to get sli to work to no avail)


try THIS dude
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hm strange... i7 980 4.6. my i7 920 4.2 with sli 480 overclocked 850 still can barely manage 7.8-8k score.. yet only 1 vid card is being used. So he must of found a way to get more then 1card to read. (yah i tried methods to get sli to work to no avail)


Hmmm Tooo shay but nice either way :) (ooo a rhym)


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#12 Jul 18 2010 at 1:11 PM Rating: Good
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hm strange... i7 980 4.6. my i7 920 4.2 with sli 480 overclocked 850 still can barely manage 7.8-8k score.. yet only 1 vid card is being used. So he must of found a way to get more then 1card to read. (yah i tried methods to get sli to work to no avail)


Hmmm Tooo shay but nice either way :) (ooo a rhym)


I believe the word you're looking for is touché.


En effet! Smiley: wink


Wow I honestly didn't think we'd see an 8k+ score until a year or two into the future. Those Extreme Edition CPU's are just beastly. I suppose that's why they'll set you back a cool grand if you want one.

I wonder what his score would have been w/o SLI though.


PS: What's going on Wintaru! Long time no see!

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Breaking a score is simple with the right hardware. We are talking a massive amount of money invested into a machine, and then overclocked beyond that, which also means a substantial investment in cooling and case setup. I mean he overclocked a hexacore processor from 3.33 ghz stock to 4.6 ghz. You're talking 12 processor cores (6 virtual) @ 4.6, and two $700+ video cards (that are actually dual GPU in themselves) in SLI on probably a $200+ motherboard. Stock components capable of pushing these numbers at an affordable pricepoint for most probably won't happen for another 2-3 years at least. Outdated? Only if/when DX12 comes out, and then probably only a sidegrade at best.

If you've got money though, and gaming/pc building is your hobby, then go for it.
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Ackersfury I think you also need a custom .dll to get it to run full screen. I should also point it it only works with SLI/Crossfire users my regular 'ol one card setup in XP just crashes the benchmark after I make the changes. I'm bummed there's no way to force this to go full screen, as that would improve my score a little.

these are the instructions I tried:
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I tried the fullscreen work around for the benchmarker. Score went up by 100.
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Ralrra wrote:
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hm strange... i7 980 4.6. my i7 920 4.2 with sli 480 overclocked 850 still can barely manage 7.8-8k score.. yet only 1 vid card is being used. So he must of found a way to get more then 1card to read. (yah i tried methods to get sli to work to no avail)


Hmmm Tooo shay but nice either way :) (ooo a rhym)


I believe the word you're looking for is touché.


En effet! Smiley: wink


Wow I honestly didn't think we'd see an 8k+ score until a year or two into the future. Those Extreme Edition CPU's are just beastly. I suppose that's why they'll set you back a cool grand if you want one.

I wonder what his score would have been w/o SLI though.


PS: What's going on Wintaru! Long time no see!

Edited, Jul 18th 2010 12:16pm by Osarion


Hey Os :)

Yeah I'd love one of those 980x's, but I'm still on 775 socket so no joy here, I can't justify buying all new hardware yet :)

I'm seeing a 1000-1500 point boost with the rename trick to force sli.
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IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!
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This was posted on FFXIV Vault

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Zw_FX0MDg&feature=player_embedded

CPU: Intel Core i7 980X @ 4641MHz (HT enabled)
GPU: PowercOolor+HIS ATi Radeon HD 5970 (x2) CrossFire-X 4GPUs @core 815MHz / memory 1000MHz
Motherboard: Asus RampageⅡExtreme
RAM: Kingston HYPER-X KHX-2133C8D3T1K2/4GX 2x2GB@2142MHz 8-8-8-24 1T
PSU: Silverstone SST-ZM1200M
Case: Lian-Li PC-P80R (CrossFire-X Spider Ver.)
Microsoft SIDEWINDER-X4 keyboard
Dhama-Point Tactical mouse optical DRTCM02
Dell 3008WFP - 30 inch 2560x1600 (Desk-top size)

Graphics driver: ATi Catalyst 10.5
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit

thats this guys pc specs


It's hilarious how people build awesome computers with awful keyboards. (mechanical switches or GFTO)

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Should be doable or very very close with a similar processor clockspeed on a normal i5, i7 or that nifty AMD 1055T processor and 2x 5870's at over 900mhz core, I'm guessing since I managed a bit over 5000 with just one without any exotic overclocks on either.
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I love how there are so many replies about how he uses a cheap keyboard. I know myself i use a G15 at home and only use it because i got it on sale for $50, 3 years ago. cheap keyboards usually work great and i'm used to the feel of it.

Granted getting a high score like that is purely based on money and we should not gratify him saying... wow congrats, you have money for a high score, yay yay.

Although why does he only have 4gb of ram... i find that odd. Unless of course his OC was so touchy it's all he could stick in.

Funny considering on passmark the 5970 does not outperform the 5870 or the geforce 470/480... wonder how scores would look with 2x of those cards. http://videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

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Weird.. HD5970 is usually faster then a single HD5870
Since the score of the HD5970 is almost the same as a single HD5850 i wonder if both cores were actually active while testing the HD5970. (HD5970 is 2x HD5850)

Looking further and seems almost certain that all scores are measured with one core, even on dual core cards. Look at the score of a single HD4870 compared with a HD4870X2, that's not right imho.

Best performance by far is 5870 in xfire or even better triple xfire :-D

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Looking further and seems almost certain that all scores are measured with one core, even on dual core cards. Look at the score of a single HD4870 compared with a HD4870X2, that's not right imho.


So then in actually the 5970 creams basically every card on that list? How do you force it to only use 1 core though? Is that built into the ATI softwarE? I've never used more then 1 card since i'm too cheap to get anything else... and i think SLI/Crossfire is a gimmick. If and when lucid ever comes out then i will buy multiple cards.

If that's the case ignore my last statement and yeah... lol.
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Looking further and seems almost certain that all scores are measured with one core, even on dual core cards. Look at the score of a single HD4870 compared with a HD4870X2, that's not right imho.


So then in actually the 5970 creams basically every card on that list? How do you force it to only use 1 core though? Is that built into the ATI softwarE? I've never used more then 1 card since i'm too cheap to get anything else... and i think SLI/Crossfire is a gimmick. If and when lucid ever comes out then i will buy multiple cards.

If that's the case ignore my last statement and yeah... lol.


SLI is definitely not a gimmick, it upped my High Res score by a good 1500 points with the rename trick on the Benchmark. Before that, only one card was doing anything. I'm preparing a data dump of the effects of overclocking both the GPU and CPU, but now I have to go back and retry all my configs with the renamed benchmark so I can show the SLI scoring as well. Once I have that done expect a post from me with my results Smiley: grin
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Lobivopis wrote:
Zalongamer wrote:
This was posted on FFXIV Vault

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Zw_FX0MDg&feature=player_embedded

CPU: Intel Core i7 980X @ 4641MHz (HT enabled)
GPU: PowercOolor+HIS ATi Radeon HD 5970 (x2) CrossFire-X 4GPUs @core 815MHz / memory 1000MHz
Motherboard: Asus RampageⅡExtreme
RAM: Kingston HYPER-X KHX-2133C8D3T1K2/4GX 2x2GB@2142MHz 8-8-8-24 1T
PSU: Silverstone SST-ZM1200M
Case: Lian-Li PC-P80R (CrossFire-X Spider Ver.)
Microsoft SIDEWINDER-X4 keyboard
Dhama-Point Tactical mouse optical DRTCM02
Dell 3008WFP - 30 inch 2560x1600 (Desk-top size)

Graphics driver: ATi Catalyst 10.5
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit

thats this guys pc specs


It's hilarious how people build awesome computers with awful keyboards. (mechanical switches or GFTO)
Yes we all know how the IBM model M gives you a raging ***** and the typewriter sounds it makes give your balls that oh-so-pleasant tingle.

I've yet to EVER have a keyboard wear out on me, from my Logitech G15 to the cheap keyboards from old PC bundles.



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Lulz.

I use a Logitech G15 at home, a MS wireless Arc at work, and to be honest I really like the Apple wireless aluminum keyboard. The clack of the keys is nice, and the low profile means less travel and less work to press them. I'm a programmer by trade and so anything that is easier on my wrists is a godsend.

I also have an HP wireless elite keyboard that is pretty nice surprisingly.
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I find that higher profile keys are so much easier to type on. Laptop and otherwise slim keyboards annoy the **** out of me. ¯\(º_o)/¯
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Yeah I can see that, it's a personal preference of mine. The higher profile slows down my typing speed and I start making mistakes. That could just be because I'm so used to lower profile keyboards now though.
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I'm not saying it's not faster but it's one of those things that only the high end people tend to buy. If i wait a month or two i can get a card right below the previous 2 SLI cards for much cheaper and close results. Is it bad? No but i don't think it's needed. Kind of like the "extreme edition" cpu's. Sure they are faster and perform better, but most people will wait.

Also programmer by trade, granted my work hardly lets me do it and i am slowly sucking more every day... but i still consider myself one.

If you look up Lucid technologies it's an SLI/Crossfire technology that employs using 2 different cards of same manufacterer to render different amounts of the game... Basically the most awesome combonation ever. I could then keep my 9800gtx+ and buy a gtx480 to run with it. I don't know if this technology will ever catch though because it would most likely hurt ATI/Nvidia's bottom line of making people purchase new cards and toss the old ones.

http://lucidlogix.com/technology.html

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Yeah I can see that, it's a personal preference of mine. The higher profile slows down my typing speed and I start making mistakes. That could just be because I'm so used to lower profile keyboards now though.
I just like the feeling of separation between keys and the extra concave feeling on each key, gives me a better tactile feedback for when I'm moving my fingers around. I don't own a laptop though so I'm not used to typing on one in the first place. It could also be that the spacing overall is just different on a laptop, so moving my fingers a certain distance to hit letters may inadvertently be too far on a slim keyboard, and without that extra tactile feedback I end up ******** up more and need to slow down.
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I'm not saying it's not faster but it's one of those things that only the high end people tend to buy. If i wait a month or two i can get a card right below the previous 2 SLI cards for much cheaper and close results. Is it bad? No but i don't think it's needed. Kind of like the "extreme edition" cpu's. Sure they are faster and perform better, but most people will wait.

Also programmer by trade, granted my work hardly lets me do it and i am slowly sucking more every day... but i still consider myself one.

If you look up Lucid technologies it's an SLI/Crossfire technology that employs using 2 different cards of same manufacterer to render different amounts of the game... Basically the most awesome combonation ever. I could then keep my 9800gtx+ and buy a gtx480 to run with it. I don't know if this technology will ever catch though because it would most likely hurt ATI/Nvidia's bottom line of making people purchase new cards and toss the old ones.

http://lucidlogix.com/technology.html

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Fair enough. My GTX 260's aren't terribly expensive anymore, in fact 2 of them is less than $300 anymore GTX260's. Far cry from the $500+ that the top Fermi cards are asking. Not that I wouldn't run a couple of those in SLI if I could talk my wife into it Smiley: grin

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Kind of like the "extreme edition" cpu's. Sure they are faster and perform better, but most people will wait.
To be fair, the performance gap between the i7-980x and the i7-975 is pretty massive. It's going to take several years before a mid-high CPU starts to encroach on the 980x. Definitely won't be a
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Can i quote you on that? lol

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130259&Tpk=lucid%20hydra

Only mobo i can find that runs the hydra technology. If it works well then you could save a ton of money just sticking in new cards though.
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Gah. I spent $300 on my EVGA 790i Ultra motherboard and choked on that at the time Smiley: eek

Loving it though now that I've started overclocking, being able to unlink the memory from the FSB has been so nice, hitting 3.2GHz on my Q9300 was effortless.
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Gah. I spent $300 on my EVGA 790i Ultra motherboard and choked on that at the time Smiley: eek


My friend with more money then brains wants to get this mobo... i think it's a little over the top but he makes enough that he doesn't need to worry. Plus if he ever upgrades i could maybe get his old stuff.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128446&cm_re=1366_motherboard-_-13-128-446-_-Product
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Well I'm glad to see that high benchmark numbers are withing reach at this point. I remember how trying to hit high numbers in the FFXI bench was nearly impossible for the first few years.
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Well I'm glad to see that high benchmark numbers are withing reach at this point. I remember how trying to hit high numbers in the FFXI bench was nearly impossible for the first few years.
Well... that was mainly because the game wasn't designed for the PC, and SE did a horrible job porting it.
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Looking further and seems almost certain that all scores are measured with one core, even on dual core cards. Look at the score of a single HD4870 compared with a HD4870X2, that's not right imho.


So then in actually the 5970 creams basically every card on that list? How do you force it to only use 1 core though? Is that built into the ATI softwarE? I've never used more then 1 card since i'm too cheap to get anything else... and i think SLI/Crossfire is a gimmick. If and when lucid ever comes out then i will buy multiple cards.

If that's the case ignore my last statement and yeah... lol.


Yes at the moment the HD5970 is the fastest single card solution available, given that the program has multi GPU support.
That's wy Nvidia pushes so hard to get the Mars II card released, Nvidia want to reclaim the title of fastest single card manufacturer.
HD5970 isn't the fastest 2 GPU solution tho. 2x HD5870 in Xfire will be faster. Also 2x GTX480 in SLI will be faster tho it will be a lot more expensive and will run a lot hotter then a single HD5970.

You can assign a GPU to specific processes and so force single GPU usage, you don't want that tho, is often the challenge to get the program to use both GPUs and so get the most out of your videocard.

SLI/Xfire certainly isn't a gimmick anymore as stated before. Biggest drawback of SLI/Xfire is that you have to totally rely on the program engine to take full advantage of your set-up. Some programs scale perfectly when using SLI/Xfire and some others totally not and then is a waste of money ;)
Although is not as bad a a couple years ago. Back then i had 2x 7900GTX XXX 512MB in SLI (rare cards, payed €710 per card :-P ) and 8 out of 10 games didn't do anything at al with the second 7900GTX XXX 512MB. Was an early adopter back then and payed the price for it :)

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FFXI benchmark totally relied on processing power. The slightest OC of your CPU gave you many hundreds points more. Eventually i broke the 10.000 barrier with an OC AMD Opteron 180 and a ATI X800 Platinum.
Think it will take (a long) time before i get even near 10.000 with the FFXIV benchmark >_>
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#41 Jul 20 2010 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I'm glad to see that high benchmark numbers are withing reach at this point. I remember how trying to hit high numbers in the FFXI bench was nearly impossible for the first few years.


You -do- know that the computer that did this probably set the guy back about 4 grand, right?
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Yup, but as I said, within reach if you can afford it at least. If not, that same setup will be cheaper within a year or so. My point is that when FFXI first came out, no setup in the market could run the bench at these numbers and when you first got to Jeuno it was crazy low fps not to mention dynamis. ****, not even my current setup gets over 8k on the ffxi bench.
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You -do- know that the computer that did this probably set the guy back about 4 grand, right?


He could have probably used a $200 CPU and $150 motherboard and gotten the same score. The GPUs are why he scored so high. It would be kinda funny if he has like... $20 Walmart speakers though.
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yah tried that 3dmark06.exe but im assummin you need to have 3dmark06 in order to rename it to that? Either way it still didn't work. Perhaps this was more of a crossfire method.
#45 Jul 20 2010 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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Mikhalia wrote:
You -do- know that the computer that did this probably set the guy back about 4 grand, right?


He could have probably used a $200 CPU and $150 motherboard and gotten the same score. The GPUs are why he scored so high. It would be kinda funny if he has like... $20 Walmart speakers though.



Not possible. Those Extreme Edition Pentiums are what God would use if he owned a PC. Sure, the dual 5970s oc'd helped; he obviously did the file rename trick too. But that type of GPU power needs a massive CPU to back it up.
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yah tried that 3dmark06.exe but im assummin you need to have 3dmark06 in order to rename it to that? Either way it still didn't work. Perhaps this was more of a crossfire method.


Make sure you rename the .exe inside the Data folder, and launch that one. You can also rename it Crysis, that's what I did.

The CPU is a definite factor, from the testing I've been working on.
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You -do- know that the computer that did this probably set the guy back about 4 grand, right?


He could have probably used a $200 CPU and $150 motherboard and gotten the same score. The GPUs are why he scored so high. It would be kinda funny if he has like... $20 Walmart speakers though.


Nope
You can't have one without the other. Dual HD5970 with a Celeron processor is completely pointless, An Intel i7 980X OC with a HD2400 is completely pointless You won't get good scores/performance in both situations using any benchmark/game.
Need to balance out your system, find a CPU+GPU combination that works together. Most programs depend more on GPU then CPU power so getting a GPU that's 1 or 2 'levels' over your CPU is often the sweet spot.

(Due circumstances) i screwed up my own system setup. running HD5970 with a Intel Q9450. When running programs like FFXIV benchmark it's obvious that the HD5970 is held back by the CPU.
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yah renamed and tried both. nadda..

Hopefully the game supports SLI when its released tho and crossfire =\

All Points Bulliten MMo just came out and its pretty heafty requirments, yet no sli/crossfire support
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Geo, did you try renaming the benchmark.exe to Crysis.exe if you're using an nvidia card? I tried the rename to 3Dmark06.exe and it was a stuttering mess, but the Crysis rename worked. Second, especially so if you updated your drivers today, check to make sure you sli is enabled. Yje update reset mine, but a quick check fixed. Now my dual core pc is hovering around the 3000 mark on low and 2500 on high.
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Yah nothing worked. Its weird but o wellllll. my highest score was a 5.7k with 1 480gtx overclocked with quad core at 4.2 =|

o wellllllllllllllll :(
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I love how there are so many replies about how he uses a cheap keyboard. I know myself i use a G15 at home and only use it because i got it on sale for $50, 3 years ago. cheap keyboards usually work great and i'm used to the feel of it.


I still use one I got for free with a computer I bought from circuit city like 7 years ago. It's not even USB lol.
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