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Various Benchmarks
#1
First off, sorry if the charts make no sense, I did my best working with as many variables as I had.

This all originally started as just a comparison for i7 and C2D Cpu performance for Bositman. When I do these sort of things however I tend to get carried away. I decided, what the heck, why not test as much as I could? I regret not having more hardware to test, I did what I could with relevant equipment I have available. Also, after seeing how many tests I actually had to run, you'd understand me being just a little lazy too. Smile

The goal of all these tests was to try and address some common questions I had seen come about, and for my own curiosity as well. Is Crossfire a benefit to PCSX2? Does L2 Cache impact performance greatly? How big of a benefit does Windows 7 provide over Vista?

Some of the answers were actually pretty shocking and were hard to believe (and accept haha); but all of the data collected is as close to accurate as I could get within Human error.

Please note that the data shows the lowest FPS that was reached and the Highest. The Average shown is the actual speed that the game would generally run at (outside of the spikes.)

I couldnt run any SLI or AMD tests, although I wanted to, so sorry to anyone who might feel hurt. Running tests in XP, I decided to wait on due to laziness. Setting up XP right now doesnt sound fun just for running some benchmarks. Tongue2

Anyways on to the Benchmarks. All tests were run using these settings:
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[Image: KHbenchmark.jpg]
These tests show right off the bat how much faster the 920 is. Up to 40 fps more at the max over the E8400. The E6600 maintains about 10 fps less than the E8400 through most all tests.

[Image: KH2Benchmark.jpg]
KH2 seemed to be bottlenecking the CPU's due to the lower end GFX cards, once the 4890's were put in, the differences in power are shown with almost 30 more fps.

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It slows down for me while sitting at the Calm Lands item shop in the center still. This game appears to require more CPU than GPU since performance was the same for the most part regardless of GFX card setup on all CPU's. Again, i7 is in the lead but by a much less noticeable lead, about 20 fps.

[Image: GTASanAndreasBenchmark.jpg]
Although less noticeable again the i7 does have an average running speed of about 10 fps more than the E8400 on GTA as well.

[Image: GBA3Benchmark.jpg]
Here on GBA 3, you can see that the additional gfx card does make a positive impact, but it's very minimal. Overall, this game is slow without VU Cycle steal but it's great for showing how little difference the i7 line really has over the C2D, sadly. Smile

After running the tests with the frame limiter off, I'm a bit more happy with the performance of the 920 over the 8400. It's clear also that Crossfire has more negative effects than positive, this might be different on the latest revisions, but I don't think I'll get that crazy yet. Taking a break from benchmarking for a little while now. Thanks
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#2
Nice job Smile Tests show what we expected, core i 7 is faster clock to clock from current Core 2 Duo machines,but not by much. I don't get why didn't you turn off frame limiter? This way we could also see the difference in the first KH games Smile
But it's pretty useful, we could even check how much % a E6600 is slower from an E8400/Core i 7 (and all other combinations) at the same clock speed, which should prove pretty useful for people who wonder which processor will perform the best and if they are worth the money.
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(08-16-2009, 11:09 AM)Bositman Wrote: I don't get why didn't you turn off frame limiter? This way we could also see the difference in the first KH games Smile

I do plan on doing this eventually, I realized it after starting the tests I should have done that, but its just so many tests. lol Smile
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#4
Well no rush take your time and do it whenever you feel like it Wink
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#5
impressive tests. covered pretty much all genres too. nice work Smile
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#6
thanks! Smile I suppose I could have done a racing game.Glare

Anyways, I've updated all the tests, completing the ones I left off. And I also ran the first three with Frame Limiter off. On that note, I think I've decided that I wont be running the XP tests either. Thanks again Smile
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#7
WTF°°°°!!!!°°°°

in the first test there is a relatively big difference between win7 and vista...
in the second test no difference whatsoever
and in the third only with the I7 ... and this time win7 is better crazy^^
didn't think they were so different Oo

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#8
It's interesting to see how very little difference there is between Vista and Windows 7. It seems the myth about about Win7 being better for gaming might be false.
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#9
don't forget that pcsx2 and GSDX are very peculiar for a "game"
also DX11 isn't in there yet ^^ so be patient^^
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Still, the myth that "Windows 7 uses less resources than Vista so it's faster" seems to be just that, a myth.
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