The Official Benchmark and Comparison Thread!

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion' started by ChrisRay, May 7, 2005.

  1. Lasnap

    Lasnap Elven-Dragon Mage

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    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5317173

    http://www.3dmark.com/pcm7/520482

    did it with the basic programs
  2. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    Finally did a benchmark on my new PC build.

    [​IMG]

    Will have more coming when I get my monitor back from ASUS.
  3. Ahielia

    Ahielia I'm sexy and I know it!

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    Why was your 920 at stock speed?
    It shouldn't have any issues going to 3.5ish without voltage increases, and minimal heat increase.
  4. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    It actually wasn't. 3DMark lies.
    Though I only gave it a very mild oc of 2.8ghz as I was fearful of screwing up and ending up with no PC because of it.
  5. Ahielia

    Ahielia I'm sexy and I know it!

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    It's rather hard to screw it up unless you're going for a high overclock (4+), since up to 3.5ish (depending on the model), pretty much all that's required is upping the fsb - and manually setting the voltage.

    As you probably are well aware of, automatic setting tends to put the voltage much higher than it needs to be.
  6. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    I didn't use any "auto" settings to do it.
    All I did was +1 the multiplier
  7. Ahielia

    Ahielia I'm sexy and I know it!

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    By default, any voltage settings should be set to "auto".
    I guess that means you manually set all of them?
  8. SCHUMI_4EVER

    SCHUMI_4EVER Hackin 'n Slashin Staff Member Award Winner!

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    As Ahielia said, voltages are auto by default. So if you up the multi or do anything that raises clockspeed then the voltages will automatically increase by a similar margin. And people that overclock set the voltages and experiment with them themselves because these auto settings both raise voltages much higher than needed and don't take safety limits into account.
  9. Squall-Leonh@rt

    Squall-Leonh@rt Maybe I'm a Lion

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    the new 3dmark released today.

    $18 introductory price
  10. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    My mistake, I was thinking of my new board which has "Quick OC" settings...
    [​IMG]
    ^^Image is not from my PC.

    On my old board all I did was max out the multiplier which took it from 2.66>2.80

    @Squall. I noticed that and got it already.
    I plan to buy it later. (As I did with there last release)
  11. SCHUMI_4EVER

    SCHUMI_4EVER Hackin 'n Slashin Staff Member Award Winner!

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    Voltages were automatically adjusted along with that though. That's the way it works unless you manually set them.
  12. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    Probably, I just didn't notice as all I did was that one quick change.
  13. SCHUMI_4EVER

    SCHUMI_4EVER Hackin 'n Slashin Staff Member Award Winner!

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    Definitely, not probably. We're just telling you because that's where the huge danger lies. Just upping the FSB or Multi whilst leaving the voltages on Auto is dangerous because they'll blast straight past the safety limits. So when you do overclock you HAVE to set manual voltages.
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  14. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    Ahhhh. That's why it would reset to default settings on occasion.

    Now I know what caused it :p
  15. SCHUMI_4EVER

    SCHUMI_4EVER Hackin 'n Slashin Staff Member Award Winner!

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    Yes I can (nevermind for anyone else reading this, not really part of the convo)


    Well that wasn't necessarily voltages being moved past limits. It could have also been other voltages actually not being increased causing an instability because they are too low.

    Granted though overclocking has becomes easier and I'm not quite sure of everything involved these days.
  16. Ahielia

    Ahielia I'm sexy and I know it!

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    On Ivy Bridge, it's basically upping the multiplier and increasing the voltage if there's instability.

    Don't know about AMD, haven't had that in many years.
  17. ViperXtreme

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  18. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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  19. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    Bench test I did recently...

    CPU Overclocked to 4.3Ghz
    And GPU Overclocked from default 783Mhz up to 922Mhz.

    3DMark11
    P7855

    [​IMG]
  20. DarkSamus

    DarkSamus PC game modder Award Winner!

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    Here is some benchmarks posted by a friend of mine using my 2 new 4GB 770s
    [​IMG]

    I was really curious to see how well they run on a system little more capable then my own. Better quality everything plus and even ducted air conditioning...
    [​IMG]

    I have a loan of his GTX 680 soc in the mean time. (He also has 3x 660tis)
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