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    3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Hi chaps

    Just building a PC with Serious Sam this weekend, and it's gone very well.... too well perhaps.

    PhenomII at 3.2 giug with 4gig DDR3 on a 790 mobo, and with a GTX285.. pretty serious tool

    Thing is, while I know that's a lot quicker than my own QX6700 at 2.67... with 4 gig..

    3dMark Vantage shows MAMMOTH CPU differences.

    The GPU differences are exactly as I'd expect from a 4870 to a GTX285.

    But my QX6700 on a 965 chipset with DDR goes to just under 10,000 point for CPU

    and this Phenom goes to 41,000 !!!

    Is that normal? Cos that's a MAMMOTH jump?

    Or is the GTX doing any PhysX work here?

    I'm quite... jealous tbh.

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    GTX285 doing PhysX..

    My CPU score beats the world record CPU score according to the online thing :S.

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Yup definitely PhysX, that even beats my i7 haha!

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Incidentally Ulti, I demand that you change that personal message. You can't be that poor with a rig like that
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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Incidentally Ulti, I demand that you change that personal message. You can't be that poor with a rig like that
    He's 'student poor'
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    It's what happens when I nerd it out at home all day which means I spend no money on any other forms of entertainment.

    (I'm not even in Uni yet )

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Me neither but look at my rig :<
    I spent too much money on modding tools and fans and cooling systems and I ended up with my old 8400GS
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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Well I've spent about £50 ish on cable sleeving/heatshrink stuff damnit. And perhaps another £40 ish on case fans.

    I doubt I'll even have a penny to throw at my pc next year in uni though.

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    I doubt I'll even have a penny to throw at my pc next year in uni though.
    Well you shouldn't need to for the next 3 years or so..

    Maybe a new graphics card in 18-24 months.

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    I wish I could replace the beast that is t3h legendary 8400GS. The same beast that manages an awe-inspiring 17fps in smoke when playing at 1366x768 with low settings in COD4...
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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    I could sell you another one and you could try running them in SLI...

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Not even got SLI connectors ironically, you would expect Nvidia to be trying to get people to do stupid things like that. Or is there some sort of hardware SLI you can do?
    Or was it a joke and I'm being an idiot
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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    It was at least half a joke

    I think all ATI cards support Crossfire, but the ones without "fingers" use some kind of software crossfire which I assume is driver-based and all the data transfers across the PCI-e bus. Does NVidia not offer something similar? Or can you only SLI nvidia cards that have SLI "fingers"?

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    Re: 3d Mark Vantage CPU score?

    Who knows, cod4 fails at SLI and CF anyway?
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