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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 10:33:04 PM

Unigine Tropics Comparison

Hello all-

I am curious to see how my rig and others peoples rigs score on a free benchmark that is easily accessible and easy to use not to mention a small file size.

I am curious to see how different TOMs community members rigs are running....

....and I am therefore suggesting that we all do a quick Unigine Tropics run to see how our rigs perform comparatively across different platforms, etc...

please post your full specs and run Unigine Tropics 1.3 on the following settings so there is no discrepancy, also I make the assumption that most are using 1080p:

API: DX11, Stereo 3D: Disabled, Ambient Occlusion:yes, Reflection: yes, Shaders: High, Anisotropy: 16, Anti-aliasing: 4x, Full Screen: Yes, Textures: High... Resolution: 1080p...



Here are specs:

PII X4 955 @ 4.0 GHZ | ASUS GTX 560ti Direct CU II | MSI 890GXM-G65 | CM Storm Scout | 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1600 | CM Hyper 212+ | XFX XXX BE 650W PSU | Crucial M4 (OS/APPS) WDC Black (Steam) | Hitatchi 1 TB (storage) | Enermax 120mm (5)|Logitech G110/ Razer Death Adder!


Here are my scores to start it off::

composite score: 1552 max: 100.8 min: 35.5 average: 61.6


thanks to anyone who participates... I look forward to seeing different mix mashes of hardware tearing it up!

:bounce: 

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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 10:49:09 PM

sounds good^
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 11:10:58 PM

cool thanks for the submission
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 11:14:38 PM

yeah the benchmark likely doesnt capture the true performance of your system but its free and easy so oh well..

also I have a 1ghz oc on the core of my 560ti
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 11:19:18 PM

yeah the oc ability of my ti is actually remarkable, stock 830 oc 1000 of course there is voltage involved but it runs cool and relatively quiet for the most part
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 11:37:19 PM

What settings are you guys running at???

Unigine
Tropics Demo v1.3
FPS:145.1
Scores:3656
Min FPS:99.0
Max FPS:226.6
Hardware
Binary:Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1500 Release May 21 2010
Operating system:Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
CPU flags:2833MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 HTT
GPU model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 8.17.12.8026 1024Mb
Settings
Render:D irect3d11
Mode:1680x1050 fullscreen
Shaders:high
Textures:high
Filter:trilinear
Anisotropy:4x
Occlusion:enabled
Reflection:enabled
Refraction:enabled
Volumetric:enabled
Unigine Corp. © 2005-2010

That's SLI GTX 465s at 780 clock 1780 mem, I can run them at 850 but the fan noise scares me :) 
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 11:39:41 PM

benski said:
What settings are you guys running at???

Unigine
Tropics Demo v1.3
FPS:145.1
Scores:3656
Min FPS:99.0
Max FPS:226.6
Hardware
Binary:Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1500 Release May 21 2010
Operating system:Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
CPU flags:2833MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 HTT
GPU model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 8.17.12.8026 1024Mb
Settings
Render:D irect3d11
Mode:1680x1050 fullscreen
Shaders:high
Textures:high
Filter:trilinear
Anisotropy:4x
Occlusion:enabled
Reflection:enabled
Refraction:enabled
Volumetric:enabled
Unigine Corp. © 2005-2010

That's SLI GTX 465s at 780 clock 1780 mem, I can run them at 850 but the fan noise scares me :) 


API: DX11, Stereo 3D: Disabled, Ambient Occlusion:yes, Reflection: yes, Shaders: High, Anisotropy: 16, Anti-aliasing: 4x, Full Screen: Yes, Textures: High... Resolution: 1080p... mostly default except for a few things, when in doubt; use default

are the given settings but, nice score Benski, thanks for the submission
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2011 11:50:16 PM

I ran it again with 4xAA and 16xAS:
Unigine
Tropics Demo v1.3
FPS:114.0
Scores:2872
Min FPS:38.9
Max FPS:185.4
Hardware
Binary:
Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1500 Release May 21 2010
Operating system:Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
CPU flags:2833MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 HTT
GPU model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 8.17.12.8026 1024Mb
Settings
Render:D irect3d11
Mode:1680x1050 4xAA fullscreen
Shaders:high
Textures:high
Filter:trilinear
Anisotropy:16x
Occlusion:enabled
Reflection:enabled
Refraction:enabled
Volumetric:enabled

Unigine Corp. © 2005-2010

Something is wierd, my score shouldn't be that high compared to you guys, 1080p shouldn't make that big a difference should it? I'm going to have to swap monitors out now.....

Oh and full system is Q9550, MSI SLI-FI 750i board, 4GB corsiar DDR2 800, 1TB spinpoint F3, Antec TP750 blue, cheap black case (HEC blitz black or somecrap), G15 keyboard, G500 mouse, 1680x1050 ViewSonic 3D monitor, almost forgot SLI GTX 465s at 780core 1780mem.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:02:50 AM

^sounds good let us know
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:08:28 AM

At 1080p:

FPS:102.4
Scores:2579
Min FPS:65.1
Max FPS:161.1
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:15:54 AM

^ you are running sli 465s right?
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:32:03 AM

Yes.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:34:27 AM

it seems like the benchmark is not very demanding on the cpu ...
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:42:19 AM

Definately not, unigine is all about the GPUs.

The q9550 is underated though, people crap on the 775 platform in general because it's so old, but newer parts havn't been a huge performance leap, just much more efficient.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:47:42 AM

yeah the Q2C with a good clock is a strong cpu no doubt pretty much on par with a 955 as far as im concerned
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 12:50:29 AM

benski said:
At 1080p:

FPS:102.4
Scores:2579
Min FPS:65.1
Max FPS:161.1


I'll assume by your score you didn't use the same settings the OP posted. He turn up a few settings beyond default, that or our systems have issues.

With the OP settings I got:
FPS: 67.6
Scores: 1702
Min FPS: 33.0
Max FPS: 120.4

Render: direct3d11
Mode: 1920x1080 4xAA fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy:16x
Occlusion: enabled
Reflection: enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric:enabled

edit: Something is wrong here. I have just realized that my system is acting like V-sync is forced on, even though the program is set to off, and my Nvidia control panel has it off. However, much of the benchmark it is pinned at 120 FPS (my monitor's refresh).
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:01:13 AM

Has anyone else noticed their systems being forced to cap the FPS at 120 or their monitors refresh rate? I cannot seem to figure out why it will not allow more than 120 FPS and it is stuck at that FPS for long stretches, so I'm fairly certain it's acting like vsync is on.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:17:09 AM

bystander said:
I'll assume by your score you didn't use the same settings the OP posted. He turn up a few settings beyond default, that or our systems have issues.

I posted all the settings in the link, the only difference in the last run was the resolution I ran it at 1080p on my Asus VH 232, as far as I can tell I have everything maxed out except aa which is at 4x. I don't know what the deal is I would expect your score to be alot higher, unigine usually scales very well in SLI, I also get 70 fps in heaven.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:18:13 AM

And no my system is not forced to cap at 120 as you can see from the scores I posted.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:18:53 AM

bystander said:
Has anyone else noticed their systems being forced to cap the FPS at 120 or their monitors refresh rate? I cannot seem to figure out why it will not allow more than 120 FPS and it is stuck at that FPS for long stretches, so I'm fairly certain it's acting like vsync is on.



very strange but I cant say personally bc im nowhere near that performance
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:23:31 AM

There might be some real world programs where a single 560ti beats 2 GTX 465s but in a benchmark with good SLI optimization it's not going to come close. bystander's score should be much higher though I'm guessing SLI isn't working.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:24:27 AM

I just connected to another monitor, one that is not a 3D monitor, and it no longer capped me at 120 FPS and my score went up.

FPS: 80.4
Scores: 2026
Min FPS: 36.8
Max FPS: 150.1

I have 0 overclock on the 470's, so that would explain any gap between our scores.

I also have found that with x4 AA that there are these faint horizontal strips across the screen. It goes away with AA off.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:31:18 AM

I don't know something still seems off, no matter what the overclock I dont think 465s should be 20% faster than 470s. Are you sure both GPU's are being used? Afterburner shows over 90% usage on both cars pretty constantly for me during the benchmark.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:32:38 AM

Yes, SLI is enabled and the difference between 465's and 470's are very small, a strong overclock would definitely overtake stock 470's (I do not overclock to keep the noise levels down). They are clocked at 607mhz. Many people take 470's up near 900. That would make a huge performance boost, but I really hate that kind of noise.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:34:19 AM

benski said:
I don't know something still seems off, no matter what the overclock I dont think 465s should be 20% faster than 470s. Are you sure both GPU's are being used? Afterburner shows over 90% usage on both cars pretty constantly for me during the benchmark.


What are your 465's clocked too?
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:38:13 AM

780 core 1780 mem right now.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:41:39 AM

That would explain it. If the 470's weren't so damned loud, I'd overclock them as I know they are able to be overclocked well. I just can't stand the noise.
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a c 85 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 2:41:39 AM

try it with the unigine heaven benchmark ver 2.5 and let see the results
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 3:04:12 AM

Can you give me a link? I didn't find older versions on the unigine site.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 3:45:39 AM

Powered by Unigine Engine
Heaven Benchmark v2.5 Basic
FPS:53.3
Scores:1342
Min FPS:8.7
Max FPS:108.1
Hardware
Binary:Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1600 Release Mar 1 2011
Operating system:Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64bit
CPU model:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
CPU flags:2833MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 HTT
GPU model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 8.17.12.8026 1024Mb
Settings
Render:D irect3d11
Mode:1920x1080 4xAA fullscreen
Shaders:high
Textures:high
Filter:trilinear
Anisotropy:16x
Occlusion:enabled
Refraction:enabled
Volumetric:enabled
Tessellation:normal

Unigine Corp. © 2005-2011
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:04:14 PM

bystander said:
I just connected to another monitor, one that is not a 3D monitor, and it no longer capped me at 120 FPS and my score went up.

FPS: 80.4
Scores: 2026
Min FPS: 36.8
Max FPS: 150.1

I have 0 overclock on the 470's, so that would explain any gap between our scores.

I also have found that with x4 AA that there are these faint horizontal strips across the screen. It goes away with AA off.


yeah I noticed the lines, thats annoying we should have done it with no aa
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:49:42 PM

sounds good, looks like you have a certified technician that is all paws
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 1:59:29 PM

:)  its funny my animals (2 cats) are very attracted to wires and electronics lol
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September 23, 2011 2:12:58 PM

hey guys,

i ran a 1771
34.3 min
119.1max
70.3 avg

1045t gtx580 stock hp other stuff including 8 gb ram
*all stock speeds

just did small overclock on gpu 801/1602/2098 and got this

41.7 min
122.1 max
72.4 avg
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 4:42:29 PM

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mine not so much, too big for that.
but riding lawnmowers - they bite the moving tire and lift it off the ground, leaf blowers, vacuum cleaner and water hoses to pools; watch out..
I have a mouse in the house and when they chase it it's like an earthquake, they even moved the oven in the kitchen....



hilarious, I can picture them rumbling down the hallway lol
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 4:47:50 PM

axehammer said:
hey guys,

i ran a 1771
34.3 min
119.1max
70.3 avg

1045t gtx580 stock hp other stuff including 8 gb ram
*all stock speeds

just did small overclock on gpu 801/1602/2098 and got this

41.7 min
122.1 max
72.4 avg


nice results, as far as I can tell the gtx 580 is only getting marginally better results then my gtx 560ti with its oc... I know its a benchmark but is that really that far off from most games performance? likely not, this brings me to my point that for a single gpu the best bang for your buck is near the gtx 560ti/ 6950 range imho... the gpu landscape will change of course with the new released that are down the road so we will have to see on that.

Of course a dual gpu solution will throw all that logic out the window...
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 4:48:32 PM

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lol post pics all you want mal you dont need my permission :D 


yeah go for it I want to see them chasing the lawnmower
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September 23, 2011 4:50:39 PM

do those specs show in anyway that my cpu is bottlenecking my gpu? or is that an invalid assessment as this benchmark is for graphics?
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a c 144 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 4:50:59 PM

tropic demo 1.3, run the test @ 1600x900 (my max reso :p )

GTX460: 775 / 1550 / 1000

default setting:

score: 2128
max: 154.9
min: 46.3
avg: 84.5

16AF, 8AA, everything else set to default:

score: 1299
max: 88.0
min: 28.1
avg: 51.6

lol my score almost cut the half when using 16AF + 8 AA :p 
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a c 144 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 4:57:40 PM

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something is horrifically wrong here a gtx 460 rapes an overclocked 480... wtf?


lol at what reso? i believe most of you done the test at 1080p while mine only at 1600x900
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:02:28 PM

^try ocing it a bit and see if you get better results but so far we have seen that the benchmarks is heavily reliant on gpu
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:03:24 PM

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something is horrifically wrong here a gtx 460 rapes an overclocked 480... wtf?

yeah hes at 16X9
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a c 216 U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:05:03 PM

Oh, Renzo's 2nd score was actually a little higher settings than the OP's. You set it at 8x AA and we were doing 4x AA, so it's closer than what was listed, although your resolution is smaller.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:07:47 PM

yeah I guess we could all do a 800X600 run with the same settings we originally had to see how results are effected by the various cpus...
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:13:58 PM

^its all good you will be back in business soon enough
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:16:36 PM

Op's posted settings on:
phenomIIx4 925@3.3g
8g DDR3 1333
GTX570

Score: 1677
Max: 118.9
Min: 37.9
AVG: 66.6

I ran with a clock of 900/1800/2100 on my gpu
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:19:14 PM

^damn thats a pretty nice oc! still only 2.4 fps better than my gtx 560ti @ 1ghz
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2011 5:20:11 PM

I guess this should have been a discussion thread instead of a question, whoops
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