Will i be Bottlenecked?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by madne$$, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. phaedrus2129

    phaedrus2129 Banned

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    Yes, maybe when they were brand new. but used, around $80.

    clock for clock.. hardly a difference between those 2 lithography's.


    QUOTE=smnoamls;4184531]well, the e8400 is many times faster than a e2140, for sure.
    But I just did a quick froogle check, and the e8400 is aprox 170-180 dollar , and the i3-2100 for example is 109 dollar.
    for the 60$ difference you can get an i3 with a LGA 1155 mobo.
    You will get killer performance (for the price) and also future proof your machine (relative future proof).[/QUOTE]
     
  2. Dublin_Gunner

    Dublin_Gunner Ancient Guru

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    It would also require DDR3 memory, and may not even fit in his case (its a Dell inspiron machine).

    TBH OP - I'd recommend you stick with what you have for now, and save up to do a total rebuild.
     
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    OMG is this post for real?

    Games are starting to use intesively 6 cores (and more: Battlefield 3 uses the 8 threads of mi i7 2600k).

    Please reconsider and get at least a 4 cores processor.

    Save for a rebuild my friend.
     
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  4. madne$$

    madne$$ Master Guru

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    Ah thanks for the posts above.
    Ekk well the Intel I7 processor and Mobo as you mentioned i can probs think about it when my Mobo dies :D, as Dell mobos live for about 3-4 years :D. Providing it won't take any componets with it.

    Surely the 6870/6950 will work at its maxium at those resolutions without breaking a sweat, itll mean putting the settings on high, AA,AF etc... with 100+ Frames which is what i want. I don't agree with what you have put, i believe any GPU will work at its best but deliver better frames without breaking a sweat!, soon as it breaks a sweat frames start to drop and all over problems.

    That is my view on the matter i could be wrong however.

    Thanks
    Madne$$
     

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    Battlefield3 CANNOT properly utilize more then 4 threads. how many times must this be established in enthusiast community's?.

    Show me BF3 pulling more FPS from a X6 thurban VS a X4 Deneb

    or a 2600K VS a 2500K.

    is your post for real? - i'm sure BF3 spreads the load over all 8 threads.. but it isn't using them to noticeable degree. scaling for games beyond 4 cores.. simply isn't happening at this point in time.


     
  6. madne$$

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    @Mentalpeace.

    Thanks for your post, but im not interested in new games out now, i mean BF3 looks amazing but kind of bored with FPS(First person shooters) as they appear to be the same repetitive ideas :p.

    Just happy with HL2 completed it 20 times and still playing it now and always play CS:S.
     
  7. smnoamls

    smnoamls Maha Guru

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    Long story short, yes an e8400 will save you money, but the guy saying wait for a rebuild is , IMHO , correct.

    Struggle a few month more, wait for ivy bridge to drop the price of sandy bridge and go full monty on a new budget build.
    It will rip through whatever you can upgrade on your dell frame , for sure.
     
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    ... 2600k vs. 2500k, there you go ( and this is the reason why i bought the i7 2600k):

    [​IMG]
     
  9. phaedrus2129

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    Hyper threading actually hurts performance in BF3..



     
  10. Dublin_Gunner

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    But that's the thing, you would be better off getting a lower end GPU and saving your money. 12x10 will not work your 6870 / 6950.

    At that resolution many other things come into play, such as CPU throughput for geometry data.

    And in that case, your E8400 will not be fast enough to keep your GPU fully loaded, meaning when you think you'll be getting 100fps+ - you won't.
     

  11. madne$$

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    hmmm, it is tempting :D, but i can't stop it the E8400 and 800PSU is on its way haha. But i can always wait intill the Parts do drop in price and work towards it that way. It will mean i will only need a Mobo/CPU, as the PSU/GPU would of already been set and just a matter of replacing the Mobo and CPU :D

    There was a video on youtube were a guy replaced the mobo/CPU/GPU/PSU and he was set to go on the Dell inspiron 530 :D.

    Thanks for that dude, i will look into when the I7 processors drop hugely in price as atm they are quite expensive.

    Madne$$
     
  12. Dublin_Gunner

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    The differences you're seeing there is in feeding the dual GPU HD 6990.

    Get me stats for the same test, but with single GPU's, and you will see all the CPU's mostly will be within 2-3fps of each other. Aprt from Dual cores which take quite a hit in BF3.
     
  13. madne$$

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    Heheh at this BF3 debate :D.
     
  14. phaedrus2129

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    NO debate.
     
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    care to back that up?
     

  16. madne$$

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    So your saying that i should keep my original Powercolor HD5670 with the Intel E8400. Then when I7 processors drop in price i should consider purchasing a GPU 68/69 with the I7, instead of the 68/69 (GPU) with E8400
     
  17. smnoamls

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    my 2 cents is yes.
    Do that.
    you upgraded your cpu, and that never hurt.
    Once your machine becomes completely unplayable, replace the entire machine.
    Think how much your money will buy in a year or so.
     
  18. madne$$

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    Ok thanks,

    Will the new PSU be okay to use in the new rig?
     
  19. Dublin_Gunner

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    Providing it fits, should be good to go. A good bit of extra power for future upgrades too :)

    Definitely, get at least a 1920x1080 screen, at 22" or so. The difference will be incredible.
     
  20. smnoamls

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    well, as for the psu i really dont know.
    Dell chassis are weird sometimes.
     

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