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[TheInquirer.com Graphics] More CPU for more GPU - Benchmark scores
Nebojsa Novakovic the Inquirer, Thursday 29 May 2008. 12:42:00
More Striker II Extremities
YESTERDAY we went through the motions to see what happens to the 3Dmark scores when you pair up a simple dual core CPU with one, two or four GPUs - yes the CPU was Intel and graphics was Nvidia: all this on Asus mobo and card platforms. Now, I replaced the dual core entry with an identically clocked quad-core one, the QX9650, having double the cache as well, while keeping everything else identical. How were the graphics, CPU and overall scores impacted? Was the PhysX card still of any use in that second CPU benchmark? This time, I limited the benchmark scope somewhat, minus the extreme Vantage round - 9800GX2 got more of a showing here, as it was far more stable even in quad-GPU setups, and it kinda made more sense to combine quad-core CPU with quad GPU, it matches doesn't it? After the usual round of hang-ups and freezes - yes Striker II Extreme has its fair share of these despite our update to the freshest BIOS 0703, and some of our readers seem to have the same experiences - here are the results: And, here's how the PhysX stands against doubled raw CPU power: As you can...
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