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Old 01-20-11, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default 480 GTX scaling. Q6600@ 3.6 to i7 2600k @ 4.6

Got my new rig and benched before I tore it down. Rock solid chip that q6600 was even at 3.6. Here we go.


q6600 at 3.6 vs I7 2600k at 4.6 Gpu scaling for a Pny 480

No graphs, nothing fancy. Just my before and after benches moved from a q6600 @ 3.6 to a I7 2600k @4.6 ! mmmmm 4.6.

PNY 480 GTx
Gpu clocks
850 core 1025 mem 1.138v

all benches at 1920x1080p 4x AA 16Xaf all settings maxed except where noted with Just Cause 2. That bokeh filter looks crap and runs crap so its off. All other setting maxed 4xaa at 1080p

Dirt 2 built in bench

Before 92 max 82 Min Dx11
After 110 max 94 min (gpu limited as raising clocks even 5mhz on core of gpu ups fps.)

3d mark 2011
Before P5477
After p6421 (score increase mainly from physics test. which went from 13fps at finish to 32 ! BAM !

ffiv bench
BEfore 4819
After 5874

Just cause 2
Concrete jungle test BOKEH FILTER OFF because it sucks and just makes things blurry in the distance which happens without it on as well and looks better ?!?! GPU water is on.
Before 35.42
After 52.74

Short and sweet and what you already know. The new intel chips are freaking fast and at 4.6+ it is just unreal from a performance perspective and a value perspective. Also, this single 480 is now my bottleneck.... Small core increases in GPU past my safe stable clocks just for benching show massing increases. This chip SCREAMS SLI or better. Its taking a damn nap with a 480 even with my decent OC on it.

There ya go.
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Old 01-20-11, 09:41 AM   #2
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Nice! Looks like that was a worthy upgrade indeed.
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Old 01-21-11, 02:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: 480 GTX scaling. Q6600@ 3.6 to i7 2600k @ 4.6

i can't wait to do mine...i should be building it next weekend . just waiting for the zalman 9900max to pop up
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Old 01-21-11, 11:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: 480 GTX scaling. Q6600@ 3.6 to i7 2600k @ 4.6

Now when you say 4.6 do you mean you actually have it running at 4.6 all the time or do you mean the turbo mode goes up to 4.6?
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Old 01-21-11, 01:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: 480 GTX scaling. Q6600@ 3.6 to i7 2600k @ 4.6

Thanks, I was going to do something similar but I got lazy/was too excited to get my 2600K up and going.

Difference with my E4300 and 2600K is probably even more stark even with a GTX 460 vs. your 480.
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Now when you say 4.6 do you mean you actually have it running at 4.6 all the time or do you mean the turbo mode goes up to 4.6?
More than likely running 4.6 as the 24/7 overclock. They can go higher with better cooling. I've seen people achieve 4.2 - 4.7 with the stock intel cooler.
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More than likely running 4.6 as the 24/7 overclock. They can go higher with better cooling. I've seen people achieve 4.2 - 4.7 with the stock intel cooler.
Thats crazy for air, I'm planning on getting one of these and putting a corsair watercooler on it but I didnt think you could get them that high. Pretty awesome.
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Ok - so thoughts... my i7 860 @ 4.0 HT on (or 4.2Ghz HT off)... or a 2500K @ ?? (4.5Ghz+). This is on custom water cooling.

I'm really considering the jump, just wondering what you guys think.
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Ok - so thoughts... my i7 860 @ 4.0 HT on (or 4.2Ghz HT off)... or a 2500K @ ?? (4.5Ghz+). This is on custom water cooling.

I'm really considering the jump, just wondering what you guys think.
Not going to be worth it
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Good job dude.
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24/7 sort of over clock because I do let windows drop it to 1.6 with power saving features. Any activity causes an instant jump to 4.6ghz. I did have all c-states disabled at 1st and let it run at 4.6 for a few days and decided to try some power savings and have no issues or changes in performance running this way.

Only a small vcore increase was needed. I am afraid mine is not one of the better chips OR there is still much to learn about p67. Cant get it over 4.6 no matter the vcore and I am running 1.35 vcore where most are 4.8 with that vcore. Again, could be my ignorance to the new chipset and the new bios settings. Also, whats the hurry ? I clocked it down to 3.6 to a clock for clock with the q6600 and my benchmarks barley moved. In other words, this chip is half asleep what an overclocked 480gtx being a bottleneck at 1080p.

These new intel chips are so damn fast though. I cant imagine what kind of jumps will be see with either the next get vid cards or going SLI. This chip screams "Buy another 480 !" but I am not sure that I want to mess with sli. The power requirements, the horror stories of it not working, being flakey or needing profiles.

Temps are great and I could care less about prime stable. I have NEVER used prime and let it run for hours and get hissed at for it in certain forums. I play games and if every game I play runs with out crashing and no blue screens then who cares ? I never "primed" my q6600 and it ran at 3.6 for 2.5 years and had zero issues. Prime stable ? How often does a gamers cpu max out all cores to 100 ? Never. Not yet at least....

I would love the speed but is it worth the extra work for SLI and the new powersupply I would have to have ?
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