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January 15, 2010 6:29:35 PM

Is this score in the acceptable range for my configuration. I hate to ask, but I just don't know much about this benchmarking software and what the scores should look like.

http://service.futuremark.com/home.action?resultId=1792...

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January 15, 2010 7:12:58 PM

That looks about right. Your GPU is right, my 5870 is just over 17,000. Your CPU is a dual core, which is where you take the hit ,in the CPU score. I get 24,500 and I have an overclocked i7 @ 4GHz. I wouldn't worry much about futuremark score. They are REALLY skewed. They favor multiple cores and Nvidia GPU's the most.

Run some game benchmarks that are included with any games you get, that is where it matters anyways.
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January 15, 2010 7:46:26 PM

Im just making sure that my system is running properly because i just upgraded to it. Is it common for me to get low FPS in GTA IV max settings, because I am getting like 38 FPS in benchmark, and it seems to lag in game.
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January 15, 2010 9:02:58 PM

hopkiller said:
Im just making sure that my system is running properly because i just upgraded to it. Is it common for me to get low FPS in GTA IV max settings, because I am getting like 38 FPS in benchmark, and it seems to lag in game.


Dont stress yourself over GTA 4. Its so poorly optimized for PC. When it came out, people with top end systems could mostly play the game on medium settings only. Rockstar then released some statement to try and cover things up by saying that 'high settings were for future use when better hardware is out'. As if people wait 12 months after a game is released and then play it!!

I get about 65 FPS on GTA 4 with a 5870. Im guessing that your CPU could be holding things back a bit in GTA 4, but i could be wrong??
On the console versions of GTA 4, (xbox 360 and ps3), the average FPS is around 30 i think, so if 38 isn't bothering you visually (which im guessing it shouldn't) then you don't really have anything to worry about.

Run benchmarks in some other games and post your results maybe??

I think your PC is running perfectly though. As jay2tall said, in game performance is really all that matters.
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January 16, 2010 4:38:19 AM

GTA4 runs very poorly on dual cores. really, it needs 4 cores to run optimally.

your system is scoring fine, it looks about right for your setup.

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January 16, 2010 1:19:28 PM

I was thinking about making an upgrade in the next few months to either a lower end core i7 or the flagship AMD, because I would like a quad core and DDR3.
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January 16, 2010 1:23:23 PM

hopkiller said:
I was thinking about making an upgrade in the next few months to either a lower end core i7 or the flagship AMD, because I would like a quad core and DDR3.

Both are a great choice. Even the i5 is a good choice.
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January 16, 2010 2:39:30 PM

The only thing about i5 is socket 1156 is going out soon, and then i will have an outdated mobo.
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January 16, 2010 2:58:24 PM

The 1156 socket is brand spank new. It is going nowhere. The 1366 is from the original i7 systems. This will see the 6 cores coming out.

They have an i7 for both the 1156 and 1366 platforms.
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January 16, 2010 3:27:59 PM

Yup, the 1156 is brand new. the i5-750 was the first cpu for this socket, then came the i7-860 and i7-870, and another i5- the 661. Personally i think going with an AMD cpu is a mistake. The phenom 2 x4 965BE costs a bit more than the i5-750, but its been proven over and over in tests that the i5 outperforms it by far. Plus, when you go with intel you get huge overclocking headroom. The i5-750 easily goes all the way up to 4ghz. Look around the net for reviews and comparisons.

If i were you i would go with an i5 or the i7-860(1156) or 920(1366).
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January 16, 2010 7:42:29 PM

I know its new, but what i meant is it is not future proofed. While the 1366 will be around a lot longer, eventually Intel will leave 1156 by the wayside and switch its focus to 1366.
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January 16, 2010 7:49:57 PM

i dont know where people keep getting that from.

LGA1156 has already received more attention than 1366. more CPUs available for it. its intels mainstream platform, they will keep it running the longest. 1366 will be kept for the ultra high end stuff, as a means of separating it from the the general public.

1156 ain't goin' no where.
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January 16, 2010 8:08:34 PM

welshmousepk said:
i dont know where people keep getting that from.

LGA1156 has already received more attention than 1366. more CPUs available for it. its intels mainstream platform, they will keep it running the longest. 1366 will be kept for the ultra high end stuff, as a means of separating it from the the general public.

1156 ain't goin' no where.



Exactly!

many websites. magazines etc. claimed that 1156 would not really be used by intel - that was long ago when the first i5 just came out. Clearly things have changed since then.
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January 17, 2010 4:07:06 PM

What about tri-channel memory?
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January 17, 2010 11:34:15 PM

tri channel memory offers virtually no benefit to anyone other than graphic designers and such.

the whole point is that LGA1366 is a server board, it does thing the mainstream can't. but it will never be intels main board because most people dont need/want those features.

intel would not have introduced the 1156 boards if they had no intention of them lasting a while, otherwise it would cost them more than it would make.
i certain the LGA1156 will be around longer than 1366.


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