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  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    What I was saying is, Gulftown/Westmere is EASILY a better chip than Nehalem when you put it on the run in real World conditions. Gulftown will even beat Sandy Bridge when a game scales across all 6 threads very well. Nehalem isn't as good of a chip as Westreme is and that's a fact. Now, what I was implying is, when you put the FX-8350 on real
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Wed, Feb 13 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    And how it doesn't matter? Do you realize the 970 has a stock clock of 3.2 agaist the 2.66 of the 920, right? And that it can easily pull a 4.5 whereas the 920 barely does 4.2? And that it also has slightly better per Mhz performance? That comparison you did there is absurd. There's no way for an OC'ed i7 920 to beat a 990X. The 990 can
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Wed, Feb 13 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    I didn't say Westmere's IPC was significantly higher than Nehalem's. I know it was just about that much better as it didn't offer way better single threaded performance when it came down to the real usage of it. What I was saying is that, you were comparing Cinebench scores of Gulftown to Nehalem, which is somewhere the Gulftown, definately
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    Also, that is NOT Nehalem. Your comparison is false since you're comparing a 6-core, 12 thread Gulftown to the PileDriver. It's easily a superior chip. The i7 920 is a Nehalem and has worse single-threaded performance, less cores and less OC'ability potential.
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    Well, thanks for all that. Didn't really keep up with AMD tech to know about those as I only checked out one or two FX-8350 reviews, BUT, it still has slightly improved IPC over Bulldozer. I'd say it's somewhere in between Nehalem and Yorkfield, which is somewhat respectable. Anyway, I personally could care less about all that TBH. This
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    BD has weak ass IPC but an excellent OC'ability potential and multi-threaded performance, and PileDriver doesn't have "weak" IPC at all as it's IPC is as good as Nehalem's. It's a benefit. Both from IPC and especially from clock speeds. The FM1 chip has a much higher clock speed and OC's much further than the Q6600
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    Then it WOULD be worthwhile. How is an average 38 FPS even acceptable at all? And no, the 7950 is MUCH faster than the 660. It even beats the 670 significantly once both are OC'ed heavily. They aren't even in the same class to begin with. One more thing is that very, very few still own a Conroe on their primary machine. Most on S775 are on Wolfdale
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    IDK what should I speak about actually. Whether you're to keen on the Q6600 suggestion or you didn't even get that I was making a pun by using the word "Ludacris" instead of "ludicrous" ... Data shows that a Q6600 offers 40% better performance over a E6850? And how much difference does THAT data would show if you put that
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    You talked about "covering the cost of the GPU", which INCLUDES buying a new GPU AND CPU. In such case, buying EVEN a 570 together with a Q6600 is, again, flat out pointless and dumb. What you should do under such case is to save up money towards an ENTIRE NEW box and do it that way. Suggesting anyone to get a 660 WITH a Q6600 is so ludacris
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • RE: Can Legacy Dual-Core CPUs Drive Modern GPUs?

    Wow, and how exactly I'm wrong? Care to explain? Playing? Oh wow. Am I talking to a brick wall here? So let me get this straight, what you're saying is that if someone had $450 in their pocket and a C2D dualie, they should go with a second hand Q6600 + a 670 or a 7950? That is, as was tried to be pointed out before, flat out silly, pointless
    Posted to 3D Graphics Cards and Video (Forum) by Inquisius on Mon, Feb 11 2013
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